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Legality of building an air gun?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Nick1911, Dec 26, 2003.

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  1. Nick1911

    Nick1911 Member

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    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
     
  2. Hkmp5sd

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    Nothing in federal law restricts making airguns. Have fun. :)
     
  3. Perfesser

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    Air guns

    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!
     
  4. Perfesser

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    Idea for you

    Go for a real show stopper....how about an air powered full auto paintball gun? Maybe a Gatling gun design?
     
  5. clubsoda22

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    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.
     
  6. Mr Jody Hudson

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    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!!!!!!!!!!
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  7. Nick1911

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    never thought about the 'punkin chunkin'

    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
     
  8. mrapathy2000

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

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  10. Mr Jody Hudson

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    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:
     
  11. clubsoda22

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    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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