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    what is the law on a 177 pellet gun that you want to make a silencer for. legal without papers or what since you can buy them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by perry View Post
    what is the law on a 177 pellet gun that you want to make a silencer for. legal without papers or what since you can buy them?
    Great Question! As I understand it, at least for Kalifornia; if there is not chemical explosive, there is no silencer. I think if you look at the ATF regs and applicable Federal laws, it is essentially the same thing. I am absolutely uncertain, so I am happy to learn from those who are better informed. My gut would tell me I can do anything I want to a .117 Cal Air Rifle. A .17 caliber rifle that uses a conventional cartridge would be a completely different matter.

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    It also has to be non-removable, so you couldn't put it on a 17hmr, or drill it out to whatever else you wanted.

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    I'm afraid most of the current opinions state that the same rules apply to silencers of air rifles as guns. I don't know of actual cases though.
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    interesting isnt it?

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    NO, it's not 'interesting'. It's STOOPID. I'm tired of assholes making laws about what I can and what I can't do with MY toys.
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    Since an airgun is not a firearm, a silencer on one is not a "firearm silencer" and would have the same legal status as the muffler on your air tools. Unfortunately ATF has taken the stance that any airgun silencer that could be "easily modified" to fit on a powder firearm is an NFA item even if it is installed only on an airgun. IIRC, the ones you can buy are essentially bored out and expanded ends of the actual rifle bbl so are not a separate component

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    yeap removable ones are a no no .

    there is a secton on the atf website about it .

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    thanks biggun ill check it out when i get a chance. thanks one and all.

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    what a bunch of red-tape just for that!

    there is probably some BATF regulations for air-soft silencers too! all this AIR SOFT BS i got i better double check the regulations or hire a special air-soft certified lawyer!

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