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Went to my LGS yesterday to drop off a pistol for consignment sale. Just for kicks, I had
Floyd drag out the old black powder revolver kit pictured below. The kit had to be 30 years old or better and fairly nasty looking, but I've built up several of these unfinished kits for friends in the past and was ready to pay the $45 to own it. Then Floyd told me Illinois had a three day waiting period on the thing. Give me a break. It's going to take me weeks of clean up, fitting and assembly to even think about shooting this thing and the Illinois moron law makers think it needs a three day cool down period, because I may resort to gun violence or something. Needless to say, I passed on the deal.

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Such is the price we pay for living in Socialist/Communist Occupied territory. Given our Political landscape, pray it does not get any worse, and many other States have it worse.

Chances are, three days later, that kit will still be there, and all you will have lost is the time. Also, good deals don't grow on trees and you should grab them when you can.
Where did you say this Gun Shop was? ;)
 

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Such is the price we pay for living in Socialist/Communist Occupied territory. Given our Political landscape, pray it does not get any worse, and many other States have it worse.

Chances are, three days later, that kit will still be there, and all you will have lost is the time. Also, good deals don't grow on trees and you should grab them when you can.
Where did you say this Gun Shop was? ;)

Tour the store, it's in Galesburg.

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Can you mail order? Probably not, eh? I ordered an all steel 5.5" Pietta '58 from Cabelas 6 years or so ago for 179 bucks on sale. I love that thing. I got a .45ACP cylinder for it. NONE of it has paperwork, all mail ordered to my door. Fine shooting revolver, too. The .45ACP cylinder is mainly for when I'm too lazy to load and clean the cap and ball cylinders. I do love the sound of black powder and the smell, but with the .45ACP cyinder, I can still shoot it when I'm not in the mood to load loose powder. :D
 
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Then Floyd told me Illinois had a three day waiting period on the thing. Give me a break. It's going to take me weeks of clean up, fitting and assembly to even think about shooting this thing and the Illinois moron law makers think it needs a three day cool down period, because I may resort to gun violence or something. Needless to say, I passed on the deal.
Exactly what the state of Illinois was hoping you would do.
 

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They should have a waiting time on those evil High capacity Assault Black Powder pistols!!!--------:D
 
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Well, I think one of the mass shooters out west was toting a Remmy cap and ball IIRC. Maybe THAT'S why they have to keep this weapon of war out of the hands of common people. :rolleyes:
 

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Can you mail order? Probably not, eh? I ordered an all steel 5.5" Pietta '58 from Cabelas 6 years or so ago for 179 bucks on sale. I love that thing. I got a .45ACP cylinder for it. NONE of it has paperwork, all mail ordered to my door. Fine shooting revolver, too. The .45ACP cylinder is mainly for when I'm too lazy to load and clean the cap and ball cylinders. I do love the sound of black powder and the smell, but with the .45ACP cyinder, I can still shoot it when I'm not in the mood to load loose powder. :D
Used to be that these inexpensive BP kits were sold in dime stores in their craft section. One set of pocket derringers I'd assembled came from a local hardware store, still retained its $5.95 price tag on the box along with receipt from back in 1974. Now prices on BP guns in kit form rival prices of a finished product.

Even though I like putting these things together, I've never had a desire to shoot them and mess up their finishes. The fun part to me is in fitting and finishing these projects and seeing the look on the faces of the folks when I hand them over completed.
 

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For $45? 3 days ain't nothing, should jump while the jumpin's good
50 mile drive one way on 49 miles of road construction to get there. I'm in no big hurry.
 

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Well, if it's that rough, might have been put up without cleaning. Still, it could be salvageable. I prefer steel framed guns, though. But, 40 bucks is just too low to pass up IMHO. Great project gun if nothing else!
 
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Thank goodness Illinois has such good gun laws, otherwise there would be cap and ball shootings throughout the state!
 
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I'm old enough to remember ordering a Colt Single Action Army from Montgomery (Monkey) Wards for 26 bucks worth of my lawn mowing money. Grandma took a switch to me for that one and she kept the gun. She always told me she got rid of it, but years later I found out she had it tucked in a bag at her bedside. I'm ok with that.
 
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