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Question Legality of making an air gun?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by resnikov, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. resnikov

    resnikov Busy Member

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    North Yorkshire
    Just wondering if anyone knows the legality of making an air gun from scratch.

    I was thinking so long as it falls within the laws for length i.e. pistol or rifle and power all the way through the build you should be alright?

    Or am I barking up the wrong tree?
  2. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I'd suspect the same.. although if looking to undertake it professionally / make multiple examples to sell you'd need an RFD cert.

    Ideally I'd want to check with the relevant parties that you wouldn't get dicked for making your own, however very few people involved in the regulation of firearms appear to know their arses from their elbows and in reality I can't see you getting screwed as long as you're sensible (the gun is sub-12 and not easily adjustable to exceed the limit).
  3. Accuspell

    Accuspell Pro Poster

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    Yes, you can make yourself an airgun, provided it remains within the laws for that particular style of airgun. Provided it is for yourself. If you came to sell it, then you would have a liability issue - because making one and using it yourself you accept liability for yourself. Selling it, you would have to be pretty certain of the safety aspects because you would be liable if anything went wrong - it blew up or the spring came out.
  4. airtech

    airtech Engaging Member

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    yes you can make your self a air rifle. as long as it is with in the power level. but if you intend to make and sell the rifle then you need to be a rfd. you need public insurance. and you need to if its a pcp have the materials ir air tubes tested to make sure they will take at least 1.5 times the working pressure of the finished gun. i have been a rfd for over 15 years we make and sell air rifles. its the public insurance thats the killer
  5. mick 1986

    mick 1986 Keyboard Hero

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    Hunwick,Co. Durham
    Send Stot, I think it was Stot anyway, a PM, he's built at least 2. Do some searches on here, you may find the build thread.

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