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  1. mikemike09

    airsoft vs airguns vs replica weapons

    Hi guys, I have been trawling the net to get an answer to this question but i am finding all kinds of conflicting advice. I own an airgun (im 40 years young) so i am aware of the law regarding these, but i am now puzzled about the law about replica non firing guns. I would like to purchase some of these replicas for display purposes, mounting on a wall in my man cave etc as they are a lot cheaper than deactivated guns. Now the problem im finding is #1 can i buy these as a non re-enactor film company / man off the street etc legaly and have them in my house? ( i dont intend to run about the local park with them obviously) I'm also confused about the whole airsoft thing, it seems its quite difficult to buy an airsoft gun that fires plastic balls but looks realistic without being a member of a site etc which is fair enough, yet i can walk into an air-gun shop and buy a c02 replica UZI or similar just as easy as i can a normally legal air gun, why am is this allowed yet if i want an all black electric airsoft gun say an M16 i have to prove my use more thoroughly. Am i right in thinking as long as the C02 guns are stored and used the same as the arigun law then thats ok? Sorry if I'm opening up an old topic but I've searched a round and cant quite find 'my' question. Is it because the co2 scene came after the airsoft scene and the law? Thanks for any help in advance Mike just noticed the avatar! i think i have my children to blame for that!
  2. Hi, I'm writing a thriller dealing with Russian oligarchs in London, and I wondered if any of you could advise... Would it be possible for a character to hand in a pistol, a Baikal IZH-79, plus a hundred rounds of ammunition at a police station without being detained for questioning? I got this advice from a gun club: "It is a widely-held belief that firearms can only be handed in to the police during an amnesty. In fact the police are only too happy for illegally-held firearms to be handed in at any time. The official police attitude is illustrated by the following extract from Suffolk Police's website: Are you worried that you are in possession of something you shouldn’t have and have concerns about handing it in to the police? We receive many guns, ammunition, knives, swords and other weapons. If you make the effort to hand them in you will have acted responsibly and no action will be taken against you. If you retain something you shouldn’t have then you risk prosecution. Please don’t throw weapons away, as they could end up in the wrong hands. Help make Suffolk safer and hand them in!" I thought about this, and imagined walking into my local police station, and I couldn't get over the idea that the police would be very interested indeed in where the gun had come from, whatever Suffolk police say.