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  •  It is 1898 as the cut off for an antique (1+ / 0-)
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    And the question is always asked...why 1898?  And the simple answer is: they picked an arbitrary 70 years when writing the 1968 law.    

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    by Mote Dai on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 12:34:12 PM PDT

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    •  using the term loosely not arbitrarily (0+ / 0-)
      It is common practice to define "antique" as applying to objects at least 80-100 years old. here

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      by 88kathy on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 08:42:51 PM PDT

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      •  No (0+ / 0-)

        You are confusing two things.  In the LAW that set forth what an antique firearm would be, they picked 70 years.  The law was made in 1968, so that made the cut off 1898.  This has nothing to do with dictionary definitions of the term "antique."  It was an arbitrary choice not based on a time period (it could have been 75) and not on any significant technological firearm advance.

        The sequester is the new Republican immigration reform plan. Make things so bad here in the US that no one will want to live here.

        by Mote Dai on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 07:41:59 AM PDT

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