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By using gunmart.net/gunmart.co.uk you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of gunmart.net/gunmart.co.uk. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to gunmart.net/gunmart.co.uk.

All users of gunmart.net/gunmart.co.uk are required to comply with the appropriate legal legislation relating to the use, sale and/or ownership of shotguns, firearms, airguns and any other prohibited weapons which applies in their country of domicile.

In the United Kingdom the following is noted, however, this is not meant to be complete or a thorough review of the legislation, it is the user's responsibility to obtain this and understand the implications thereof:

General Disclaimer:

UK Firearms legislation (Firearms Acts1968-2006), makes it an offence for the seller, and the prospective purchaser, not to be in possession of the required certification before the transfer of any firearm is carried out.

In these Acts, the expression "firearm" means a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged.

"Transfer" includes let on hire, give, lend and part with possession, and "transferee" and "transferor" shall be construed accordingly.

If either the vendor or purchaser of a firearm is in any doubt as to their legal responsibilities they should consult with their local Firearms Licensing Department before undertaking any purchase or sale.

The required certification:

In the case of a shotgun: If the purchaser, or the seller, is not a Registered Firearms Dealer, a valid UK Shotgun Certificate for both the purchaser and the seller. The final transfer must be 'face to face'.

In the case of a Section 1 firearm (a sporting rifle, a multi-shot or short barrelled shotgun or an air rifle with a muzzle energy in excess of 12 ft lbs.). If the purchaser, or the seller, is not a Registered Firearms Dealer, a valid UK Firearms Certificate for both the purchaser and the seller. The final transfer must be 'face to face'.

In the case of an airgun: If the airgun is not declared 'Specially Dangerous' (i.e. if the muzzle energy does not, in the case of an air pistol, exceed 6 ft lbs or, in the case of an airgun or air rifle, 12 ft lbs.), then no certification is required. In the case of a private sale both the vendor and the purchaser must be at least 18 years old. In the case of an RFD, selling by way of trade or business, the RFD must not sell to anyone less than 18 years old and the final transfer must be 'face-to-face'.

Prohibited Weapons:

Section 5. In the UK, a person commits an offence if, without the authority of the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers (by virtue of provision made under section 63 of the Scotland Act 1998), he has in his possession, or purchases or acquires, or manufactures, sells or transfers

  • (a) any firearm which is so designed or adapted that two or more missiles can be successively discharged without repeated pressure on the trigger;
  • (ab) any self-loading or pump-action rifled gun other than one which is chambered for .22 rim-fire cartridges;
  • (aba) any firearm which either has a barrel less than 30 centimetres in length or is less than 60 centimetres in length overall, other than an air weapon, a muzzle loading gun or a firearm designed as signalling apparatus;
  • (ac) any self-loading or pump-action smooth-bore gun which is not an air weapon or chambered for .22 rim-fire cartridges and either has a barrel less than 24 inches in length or (excluding any detachable, folding, retractable or other moveable butt-stock) is less than 40 inches in length overall;
  • (ad) any smooth-bore revolver gun other than one which is chambered for 9mm rim-fire cartridges or loaded at the muzzle end of each chamber a muzzle loading gun;
  • (ae) any rocket launcher, or any mortar, for projecting a stabilised missile, other than a launcher or mortar designed for line throwing or pyrotechnic purposes or as a signalling apparatus;
  • (af) any air rifle, air gun or air pistol which uses or is designed or adapted for use with, a self contained gas cartridge system.
  • (b) any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing.
  • (c) any firearm which is disguised as another object.
  • (d) any cartridge with a bullet designed to explode on or immediately before impact, any ammunition containing or designed or adapted to contain any such noxious thing as is mentioned above and, if capable of being used with a firearm of any description, any grenade, bomb or other like missile, or rocket or shell designed to explode as aforesaid.
  • (da) any rocket or ammunition which consists of, or incorporates, a missile designed to explode on or immediately before impact and is for military use.
  • (db) any launcher or other projecting apparatus which is designed to be, or has been, incorporated in any launcher or other projecting apparatus which is designed to be used with any rocket or ammunition.
  • (dc) any ammunition for military use which consists of, or incorporates, a missile designed so that a substance contained in the missile will ignite on or immediately before impact.
  • (dd) any ammunition for military use which consists of or incorporates a missile designed, on account of its having a jacket and hard-core, to penetrate armour plating, armour screening or body armour.
  • (de) any ammunition which incorporates a missile designed or adapted to expand on impact.
  • (df) anything which is designed to be projected as a missile from any weapon and is designed to be, or has been incorporated in, any ammunition falling within any of the preceding paragraphs or any ammunition which would fall within any of those paragraphs but for it being specified at Section 5(1)(c).

On October 1st 2007, Sections 36, 37 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (realistic imitation firearms and imitation firearms), came into force.

Section 36 makes it an offence to: Manufacture a realistic imitation firearm. Modify an imitation firearm so it becomes a realistic imitation firearm. Bring a realistic imitation firearm in to Great Britain or cause one to be brought in to Great Britain. A realistic imitation firearm is one which, for all intents and purposes, is indistinguishable from a real firearm. (A de-activated firearm is not a realistic imitation firearm, neither is an antique imitation). An imitation firearm that is not a realistic imitation firearm may be sold, manufactured, imported, etc. if it meets certain criteria, including principal colour, shape and size.

The Act permits importation, sales, and transactions in imitation firearms manufactured in the principal colours below.

The colours are:

Bright red

Bright orange

Bright blue

Bright yellow

Bright green

Bright pink

Bright purple, or


Any imitation firearm that has dimensions which are less than 38 mm in height and 70 mm. in length will not be regarded as being realistic.

Section 37 of the Act allows for certain exemptions from the requirements of the Act (as do certain Regulations which allow for a defence).

Certain bodies will be permitted to purchase realistic imitation firearms from sellers for specific activities, which will include:

The purposes of a museum or gallery, use at theatrical performances, and in rehearsals, use in television production, use in film production and use in the organisation and holding of historical re-enactments.

Further defences will apply for the activity of airsoft 'skirmishing', where the organisers are in possession of public liability insurance.

It will be an offence for a person under the age of 18 to purchase an imitation firearm and it will be an offence to sell an imitation firearm to a person under the age of 18.

The possession of realistic imitation firearms and imitation firearms will not be affected by the VCR Act.

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