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Mr O



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 08 2:28 pm    Post subject: Law Question, air rifle  Reply with quote    

I understand that there has been a change to air rifle law, would it be legal to sell one on a forum such as this? Does anyone know?

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 08 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No idea Mr. O. I would imagine Brown Bear would know though. I 'spect he'll be along in a bit...

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 08 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Law Question, air rifle Reply with quote    

Mr O wrote:
I understand that there has been a change to air rifle law, would it be legal to sell one on a forum such as this? Does anyone know?


I believe not, you can advertise it here, and arrange payment, but the handover must be face-to-face as with firearms and shotguns.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 08 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This may answer your question.

http://www.basc.org.uk/content/airriflepractice

RichardW



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 08 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am sure that private deals can still be done by mail order. Its just tretail / trade deals that must be done via a licenced dealer.

Richard

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 08 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Private deals can be done by mail, you must ensure you do your best to make sure the buyer is over 18. About the only carrier who will accept rifles is Royal Mail, costs around £20 to post them special delivery (I have sent a few)

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 08 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can buy them mail order. My mate got one sent over from England. They were advertised in CS mag. Law may have changed since then mind.

Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
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Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 08 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

VCR bill put pay to traders sending air rifles via mail order.

info here

http://www.airgunbuyer.com/page.asp?pg=19

also things like silencers cannot be sold mail order any more either

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 08 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

as BB said, face to face transactons.

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 08 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No it only affects trade deals, private deals can still be via post BUT you must resonably try to prove the buyer is over 18.

AND a trader can still send a rifle outside of GB, it only effects TRADE/BUSINESS sales within the UK.

You can also still send rifles to be repaired by post, and the repairer can return it by post, only a new/second hand purchace of the rifle is affected.

wabbiter



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Location: lancashire
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 08 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

non fac rifles can be sent through the post , i've recently bought a couple. check this site out...
http://www.airgunbbs.com/forums/index.php?s=22ea4b00454c7aaff3dc7971a8de05a7
hope this is of some help..mack

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 08 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wabbiter wrote:
non fac rifles can be sent through the post , i've recently bought a couple. check this site out...
http://www.airgunbbs.com/forums/index.php?s=22ea4b00454c7aaff3dc7971a8de05a7
hope this is of some help..mack


Not from a dealer they cant. Only second hand direct from the current owner. All sales from a dealer must be face to face or via another dealer.

Richard

wabbiter



Joined: 13 Dec 2008
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Location: lancashire
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 08 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

you are right mate ,sorry i meant private secondhand ...merry christmas....mack

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