A new member from the UK may seem a little strange, given the somewhat draconian legal framework this side of the Atlantic. This said, limited exemptions for certain antiques can provide a fascinating hunting ground and my collection now encompasses items such as a "Committee of Safety" Long Land Pattern "Brown Bess" and an SW Model 3 Transition. These have not been deactivated with angle grinders and oxy acerylene and are fully legal if held (and only held) as an "ornament or curiousity". (Who uses the term "curiousity" in the 21st century.) So I guess my natural home is going to be muzzle loading and black powder.