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Legal limit

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dicer, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Dicer

    Dicer Donator

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    If a second hand gun you had bought had been tampered with to up the power can it be put right by a gunsmith to make it legal or does this have to be done by the makers.
    I ask the question because I took my old Daystate which I bought recently into my local gun shop with a problem, the gunsmith they use is going to replace all the seals and o rings I also asked if he could check the power to make sure I'm legal.
    Cheers
     
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  2. Seamaster

    Seamaster Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    The law says that the RFD can withhold the rifle if it's overpowered and report you to the police. In reality the RFD would reduce the power to under the legal limit. This will depend on whether they have the gunsmithing facilities and also whether the gun is under manufacturers warrenty. If you have a good relationship with your RFD they will sort it for you.

    Chris
     
  3. mattgriff88

    mattgriff88 Busy Member

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    Anyone can make it legal including yourself, if the gunsmith you have taken it to tests the power and its above 12ftlb he shouldn't give it to you back by law until the problem is fixed.

    But if the gun was registered as a firearm im the past and was legally above 12ftlb you can't have it decreased to be under 12ftlb and not still be classed as a firearm.

    Once its a legal firearm it cannot be reversed.
     
  4. Dicer

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    Thanks for the help that's put my mind at ease, I just want it sorted and legal so I can use it.
     
  5. muzzy76

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    Not exactly true. Some forces will allow an air rifle to be classed as a sub 12 even if it has once been FAC, as long as the work has been carried out by an RFD to reduce the power.

    I've had an HW80 and 2 second hand FX2000's in the past that were all previously on ticket.
     
  6. Clubshot

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    As Stated some, the majority of Fire Arms Teams do not allow it to come off Ticket - FAC Air Gun's

    Big issue with 2nd Hand Gun's - where many owner play and sell on their Handy work -

    Best where possible not to involve a RFD Gunsmith - as could cost them their ticket if Reported

    As Rules are very Strcit about FAC Air Guns - in Most Fire Arms Areas

    BOB/R
     
  7. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Bear in mind once on ticket and reduced it wouldnt be dificult to push it back up. hence why its always on ticket in most places. the law states once a firearm always a firearm unless deactivated or a registered antique. its section 1 al the way.

    I would be wary of any force agreeing to drop it to unregistered as it can bite you in the arse if you move to a different force area as all your file is transferred including everything you've owned past and present. I know i'm in the process of moving and renewing my tickets.
     
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    think you will be ok with that one. atb gary
     

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