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Brocock Rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by billtr96sn, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. billtr96sn

    billtr96sn Member

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    I am returning to airgunning after 12 years out. About 20 years ago I had a Brocock rifle that was 'different'. It had cartridge type things that you inserted the pellet into, then you pumped the cartridge up with a hand pump, opened the breech on the rifle closed it, pulled the trigger and pop, off it went.
    Now that was one of the best rifles I have ever had but I haven't seen one mentioned, are they still available?
     
  2. DougR

    DougR Busy Member

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    Sadly no.

    They were the subject of a special ban all of their own - and while it is possible to continue to own one you can now neither buy nor sell them.
     
  3. billtr96sn

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    Wow!!, Why were they banned? It was a super rifle. I suppose they have no value at all now as you cannot sell them? Can you own them under a FAC?
     
  4. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    They were banned as apparently certain undesireables were converting the pistols to fire live ammunition. In a typically british bit of legislation the owners got screwed; faced with the choice of surrendering them for nowt or putting them on an FAC (with a non-transfer clause than meant they couldn't be sold; only destroyed if the owner wished to get rid).

    So in short, sadly you can't really legally own one in any practical sense.
     

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