Legality of building an air gun?


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Nick1911
December 26, 2003, 10:55 AM
So, is it legal for me to make an air gun? I've been doing some metal work recently and thought that this would be a great project for me, but i'm concerned that it might not be legal, or there might be some red tape i'd have to get through first.
Thanks alot,
-Nick

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Hkmp5sd
December 26, 2003, 11:10 AM
Nothing in federal law restricts making airguns. Have fun. :)

Perfesser
December 27, 2003, 10:09 AM
If building an air gun was illegal - wouldn't the BATF be ALL OVER the 'punkin chunkin' matches? Have you seen them on TV? Imagine an air powered cannon that tosses a 6 pound pumpkin 3000 feet downrange!

Perfesser
December 27, 2003, 10:14 AM
Go for a real show stopper....how about an air powered full auto paintball gun? Maybe a Gatling gun design?

clubsoda22
December 27, 2003, 10:25 AM
My buddy has an air cannon that can take down trees with sand filled coke cans. :D

Not hard to break the sound barrier with that beast.

Mr Jody Hudson
December 27, 2003, 10:38 AM
We are the original home of the punkin chunkers. A buddy of mine wanted a bigger gun and asked me about the laws... I suggested an air cannon and he just went overboard... AGAIN.

We do an 8 pound punkin and there have been a few unofficial shots of a mile but the official record is still under a mile... so far.

Some of them are pretty accurate too. If I remember correctly this van was shot at about 2,000 feet.

See the pictures here:

http://www.secondamendmentgun.us/images/album.htm

Part of the history: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/8558/

The OFFICIAL web site... http://www.punkinchunkin.com/

There are lots of other sites and several real-true histories...

This past year we had over a hundred machines that wanted to compete to throw an 8 to 10 pound punkin a mile!

Rednecks Rule!!!!!!!!!!
:neener:

Nick1911
December 27, 2003, 11:40 PM
that's cool; i'm thinking that right now i'm just going to build a single shot pistol, pretty much to see if i can. Someday i'd like to make a select fire air SMG but i've yet to find a sutiable power source.

Nick

mrapathy2000
December 28, 2003, 01:53 AM
try a co2 or nitrogen from paintball gun. nitrogen can be reliably regulated and co2 can be made to be consistent if you dont mind expansion chambers before a regulator.

airsoft uses gas and some use batteries with a motor and pump.

TheOtherOne
December 28, 2003, 10:31 AM
We are the original home of the punkin chunkers. A buddy of mine wanted a bigger gun and asked me about the laws... I suggested an air cannon and he just went overboard... AGAIN.


So is this where you check the loaded chamber indicator? :D

http://www.secondamendmentgun.us/images/p11.jpg

Mr Jody Hudson
December 28, 2003, 10:42 AM
Actually, that is a picture of one of the NEW members of the team.

A new member has to blow into the gun to get the pressure up. If the member is not enough of a blow-hard, they are not qualified to join the team. :neener:

clubsoda22
December 28, 2003, 10:48 AM
I saw the Second Amendment Gun on Discovery channel. Badass! I wanted to go this year but a buddy of mine that was planning it became a godfather that weekend.

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