Originally Posted by flintlock hunter
The title kind of says it . No reguation on black powder arms in the Commonwealth, and rightly so, but does anyone have any idea if carrying a flintlock or caplock muzzleloading handgun would be acceptable under the "License to Carry Firearms"?
Flintlock hunter, I pasted an applicable statute below from the Uniform Firearms Act. In answer to your question, yes you can carry a flintlock or caplock muzzleloading handgun under a license to carry. Put another way, you need a license to carry to carry a muzzy handgun concealed on your person or in a vehicle. Hope this helps!
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6118
(a) General rule.--
This subchapter shall not apply to antique firearms.
Subsection (a) shall not apply to the extent that such antique firearms, reproductions or replicas of firearms are concealed weapons as provided in section 6106 (relating to firearms not to be carried without a license), nor shall it apply to the provisions of section 6105 (relating to persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms) if such antique firearms, reproductions or replicas of firearms are suitable for use.
As used in this section, the term “antique firearm”
(1) Any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock or percussion cap type of ignition system.
(2) Any firearm manufactured on or before 1898.
(3) Any replica of any firearm described in paragraph (2) if such replica:
(i) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional center fire fixed ammunition; or
(ii) uses rimfire or conventional center fire fixed ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.