All Nice and Legal Like

This amuses me greatly:

For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians can enjoy suppressed shooting in all 50 states with SilencerCo’s latest innovation: the integrally suppressed Maxim 50 muzzleloader. In addition, this product can be purchased right now on the web with no regulation (no 4473, no $200 tax stamp, no photographs, and no fingerprints) and be shipped immediately to the customer with few exceptions.

Of course, as all us gunnies know full well, a muzzleloader isn’t a firearm by Federal definition, so suppressing a non-gun is a non-issue.

The manual says to remove the breechplug and run water from each end until the water runs clear. This suggests that using real no-kidding black powder isn’t a great idea. There doesn’t seem to be any way to take it apart so you can scrub the baffles either.

Still, despite the expense ($999!), knowing that simply owning such a thing will make the Brady Bunch cry and gnash their teeth is a powerful temptation. My personal definition of “inline muzzleloader” is “fake”, and I don’t care what you all think. All of my front stuffers have sidelocks as God and Nature intended, so there. That having been said, having what is essentially a Fudd Gun (i.e., a gun that your average Remchester owner can operate without the learning curve that accrues to black powder) but with a can on the front end is very tempting.

One Response to “All Nice and Legal Like”

  1. Rod says:

    Mine will be here Thursday!