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Pistols that fire steel bb's

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Bluetac, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Bluetac

    Bluetac Newbie

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    Yes, they are legal. It is a normal co2 powered pistol that fires .177 steel bb.......one of hundreds of different models available.
    If it was a pistol that shot 6mm plastic bb then it would be governed by the airsoft law ( vcra ).

    Pete.
     
  3. johnbaz

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    Hi

    Steel BB pistols are legal here in the UK as are BB pistols/rifles that only shoot lead *** :up:

    I have a Crosman mod338 which shoots steel ***, you have to remember that the breech is magnetic so if the *** are tipped out of the gun, There will still be one in the breech ;) (Don't ask me how I know!! :eek::rolleyes: )

    I have an Anschutz mod275 that shoots 4.4mm lead *** only, It's very accurate but low powered, It has a rifled barrel!! :p

    I also had a Baikal Makarov that was only supposed to fire lead *** yet a pack of steel *** came with the gun from new!!

    Doh!!, I forgot that BB's was edited out on this site :p

    John :)
     
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    Funny old thing the law, you cant buy a replica of a pistol in this country, which you can go "say" bang bang with:cool:, but you can buy a BB or Pellet firer that's looks like the genuine one, that can shoot out ball bearing or pellets, that can take your eye out. or kill:confused:
     
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    Just proves that sometimes the law is an ass....
     
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    Great! More things to add to the list.

    Thank you all for the information.
     
  7. Clubshot

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    Most Club Ranges Ban Steel BB's - as they come back with Vengance

    Steel normally more accurate than Lead

    But most have smooth Barrels

    Personally Shoot 6mm PP & IPAS -

    BOB/R
     
  8. Fallschirmwomble

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    I didn't actually notice that you can't buy inoperative replicas anymore.
    :eek:

    So what happens when a UKARA member's colour authentic Airsoft replica breaks and is no longer capable of shooting BeeBees? It effectively becomes a replica?!

    I have to admit, it's taken much for me to work out much of the Realistic Imitation Firearms (RIF) element of the Violent Crimes Reduction Act 2006.

    My reasoning to the crazy colour Airsoft guns: police would suffer yet more negative scrutiny if they shot someone running about with a toy gun in the street. I think the crazy colours policy is intended to enable police to ID an airsoft gun.

    And replica air weapons are permitted as RIFs probably because police can seem more justified in shooting someone armed with an air weapon that fires a metal projectile.

    It'll just take one idiot brandishing a realistic coloured Airsoft or CO2 replica for the gov to ban further. Time then to move overseas (if not already)...
    :rolleyes:

    15-20 years ago, a madman ran amok, using a screwdriver to stab people in a Netto store. They haven't banned screwdrivers...
     
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    I think the real problem that has kind of led to and set the background for all the banning of replicas etc is more about the fear injected into peoples life through the media.

    Years ago, before Alqueda, we had the likes of the IRA, Bader Meinhoff gang, Red Brigade etc....you could still wander over to the marshes to pop a couple of rats or rabbits with your trusty BSA Meteor and even have a chat with a few people along the way without causing any concern...christ, cops and robbers and cowboys and indians was all we played when not fishing or trying to set things or fire or make something go bang! Apart from the occasional Doctors and Nurses if we were lucky!:eek:

    Nowadays the media has got everyone so friggin scared of their own shadows that people/society are brainwashed into thinking guns/shooting is bad, very bad....and basically no one can be seen with what looks like anything resembling a proper hand gun without running the risk of being ventilated by the local ARU...

    I'm that sick and tired of it I am thinking about getting Bear Grylls to drop me off on one of those pacific islands and not bother to come back for me....
     
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    By law your not allowed to make a replica gun out of wood, and you can own a replica gun, but you cant buy one from a dealer unless you fit into a criteria:
    • Museum or gallery
    • Theatrical performances
    • Films and television programmes
    • Historical re-enactments events
    • Members of re-enactment or military vehicle groups
    • Crown servants for the purpose of employment
     
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    but none of it explains why a realistic coloured replica that fires steel BB's counts as an airgun & can be bought without the UKARA malarkey, but the same gun in a version that fires plastic BB's can't!
     
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    Does anyone remember those kits you could by of famous firearms such as Magnums and AK47's. They were like an Airfix kit but not made by Airfix. They were a load of plastic parts that you built up yourself to create a realistic replica in plastic of the chosen firearm.

    I suppose these are illegal now as well and they didn't fire anything......in fact I had a 6" Smith & Wesson revolver which could well be lying in my old mans loft right now....
     
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    i remember them- i had one, a 4'' smith & wesson .357 police special! you could also get ready made cap-firing replicas made by a company called replicaguns.
     
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    I've just came back from a market not far from me, and I could have bought metal realistic looking plastic bb firing pistols or rifles.
     
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    I've got a Beretta 92F replica that i've had for quite a few years sat in the bottom of a box somewhere but it needs fixing, the hammer broke off and theres something else wrong with it as well, might dig it out and see about getting it repaired ... any suggestions to where i might get it sorted ?
     
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    Are these the parts your looking for Deadshot:

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&r...sZyQAg&usg=AFQjCNEBqwb-EFHUTrBDy1ddR29rUM3N6A
     
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    Hey thanks for that much appreciated, this says Beretta 92 air pistol whereas my Beretta is a Replica fire arm but the hammer looks the same just wondering if its made as robust, actually looking at this i wonder if it would be possible to buy all the parts needed to convert what i have (blank firer) into an air pistol ... thats food for thought i'll have to look into it ;)
     
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    Yep, they were made by a company called L&S amongst others, and I've still got quite a few of them:
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    As you say, probably illegal to build them now...

    Bonedome.
     
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    fkking ridiculous prices on those models, esp as in america where they come from you could buy the real thing for that sort of money
     

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