From the Daily News:
A Brooklyn Revolutionary War buff can keep his antique rifle and his good name.
Turns out it was legal all along - just as 50-year-old Michael Littlejohn told cops who knocked on his Sheepshead Bay door to tell him he needed a permit.
City law is on his side. Antique firearms, defined as rifles that require the bullet and gunpowder to be loaded separately, are exempt, said his lawyer Jerold Levine.
He said he's been told his client is off the hook.
"He does not need a permit for that weapon," a police spokesman confirmed.