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Question Making your own Air rifle Parts, Is it legal?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mrman, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Mrman

    Mrman Donator

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    Hi guys,

    Just wandering if anyone can tell me, if you can make your own parts, providing they do not raise the power level, would it be legal in the UK?

    e.g spring guide, top hat or silencer?

    Thanks in advance:up:
     
  2. Titchgamer

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    Nothing illegal about making parts.
     
  3. Mrman

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    Thanks Tichgamer, what about making and selling?
     
  4. Titchgamer

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    Depends what you are making and what purpose it serves :p
     
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    Given you inform the tax office of a second income you'll be OK on that side also making parts for an airgun is not illegal, start making silly powered top hats for a stealth and you'll be getting a visit from your local plod and if they catch you with one fitted kiss goodbye to your normal way of life for around 5 years and be prepared to get a kiss goodnight - EVERYNIGHT from a geezer called bubba :)
     
  6. Mrman

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    Nice one, I think i understand:up:
     
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    I think the difficulties start when the authorities get wind of you making parts or modifying air rifles by way of a business. They may make an unannounced visit and seize stuff to test:(. Generally making life difficult for you and customers whose property has been taken away for a lengthy period of time. Becoming a registered firearms dealer with approved addresses where work is being carried out is the only way to obviate this.
     
  8. Mrman

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    Yes this makes sense. I think its best to pay my local police station a visit to stay on the safe side.
     
  9. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Spring gudes des and top hats are not a problem. Silencers and moderators are. They're included under the VCR act and as such new ones can only be sent from and to an RFD.
     
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    I wonder how this works for Matt and his MWSS silencers?
     
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    Only 'on ticket' mods are RFD only.

    Similar to a seller posting an air rifle, but an RFD can't.
     
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    Ask him but I think you will find all the ones he sells are second hand so don't fall under the ruling.
     
  13. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    No, its barrels, mods, pistons, in fact, all pressure bearing parts. That's why chambers can only sent you a piston if you send your to them for a "service replacement"

    Strange but true........
     
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    Then how come you can't buy one from an online RFD and have it posted for a non-FAC rifle?
     
  15. Mrman

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    Thanks for the info guys:up:
     
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    We're talking about non RFD's supplying, its only RFD's that are restricted.

    You can post the whole rifle and mod to a buyer, an RFD can't, that's what I'm trying to say.
     
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    I know that, I'm talking about mods, I wasn't being exhaustive, or exclusively meaning moderators.
     
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  18. Tinbum

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    I make moderators amongst other things and I know the law relating to sending them within the uk. I think where you've got mixed up is with second hand/private sales. you can post an air rifle or moderator that you've used, but I can't send you a moderator I've made (with the possible exception of one I've then used, so sold as secondhand). I would have to send it to an RFD for you to collect. So therefore I don't make moderators to sell as its too much of a pain in the chuff!
     
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    Even to sell an airgun, moderator, barrel, whatever second hand you would need to prove you were not doing so " by way of trade or business" unless you were an RFD.
    A bit of a nightmare for people like yourself I guess there is little profit by the time you have put it through an rfd's hands.
    Cheers Andy
     
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  20. Mrman

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    So let me see if iv got all this! I can make spring guides and top hats but i would only be able to sell them if i went through a rfd.
     

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