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Air Rifle Proof Marks

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by Alan17hmr, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Alan17hmr

    Alan17hmr Donator

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    Hello Guys

    Can anyone give me a bit of clarity as to air rifle proof marks

    Some years ago I purchased a Fac Daystate Mirage in .25 calibre

    I have no great use for it now but after enquiring about putting it through a dealer

    He quoted that if it has not got the Pentagon with a F in it he would not accept it for sale or transfer to anyone else

    I have now found little on the web relating to this matter

    Can anyone give me a fuller understanding of my position as I can then choose my options

    Regards

    Alan xxx
     

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  3. Elk hunter

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    I don't know if this is any help.
    A personal friend of mine has built 3 C/F rifles 30-06, 300H&H and 22-250. Everything from chambering the barrels to making the stocks. But although totally legal non have been proofed.
    The only down side to this is he can not sell them or give them away for that matter without a proof mark.
    So if the gun has been made upto FAC power but not proofed it may be the same legal to own but not to sell.

    Andrew
     
  4. Alan17hmr

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    Hello

    Thank you for the replies so far but there is a danger of going off topic here

    I bought this FAC Daystate XLR Mirage from a dealer rated at 28 ft/lb and it remains unaltered from the Daystate factory it is now surplus to my needs and I want to sell or transfer to some future buyer with a correct FAC slot on his ticket for it just like any other firearm I have previously held

    My question remains what information does any of you guys out there have on Air Rifle Proof Marks

    Many Thanks for the replies so far

    Regards

    Alan xxx
     
  5. 1961nuffield

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    To recap, air rifles don't have any proof marks at all, the pentagon symbol means that the power is less than 6ft/lbs and as such makes it legal to be sold on the german home market.

    Your rifle is FAC and as such has a limited appeal and a lower value as its on ticket.

    HTH

    John
     
  6. JD

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    You could sell it to a current fac holder without any issue's, as long as they have a vacant slot for it.
     
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    As above.
    Air rifles are exempt from the proof act in the uk.

    The RFD is probably just making an excuse as he does not want to take the gun in.
    Maybe because as quite an old gun he has no way of knowing the condition of the air tube inside.
    It may help you get a better price if you had it serviced by daystate. Depending what they would charge of course.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Can I respectfully request that you go to another dealer as the one you are talking about aint got a clue.
    The pentagon has been explained to you on this forum and airguns do not have proof marks.
     

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