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Report of Commissioners on Revision of Ordinances Page 141, Image 146 (1882) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Of Explosive Compounds. Penalty for selling guns, pistols, cartridges, etc., to children. § 1. Whoever sells to a child under the age of sixteen years, without the written consent of its parent or guardian, any cartridge or fixed ammunition of which any fulminate is a component part, or a gun, pistol, or other mechanical contrivance arranged for the explosion of such cartridge or of any fulminate, shall be liable to a penalty of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars.