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Couple of line throwers.

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    Default Couple of line throwers.

    Just wanted to show these off! Got them from a car boot last week.....would be willing to part with one for the right price.
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    Those are pretty neat. Never them before. Cool purchase.

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    Nice ones similar to mine Webley & Scott Rocket Projector
    Regards
    René

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    Very nice, but I'm assuming you're in the UK....are they deactivated?

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Would they need to be deactivated? over here they are considered flare pistols
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Would they need to be deactivated? over here they are considered flare pistols
    Unfortunately yes, unless they are held on an FAC.

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Quote by GasMasksUK View Post
    Unfortunately yes, unless they are held on an FAC.

    Thanks

    Danny
    Hmmm ok and I thought our gun laws where severely harsh
    Cheers Danny
    Regards
    René

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    Line throwers arn't licensed in the UK, even the ones based on the Webley flare gun, so dont need to be deactivated.

    Sect. 13.60

    Likewise, gas powered “guns” and
    blank firing guns used by farmers to scare
    birds from crops are not subject to
    certification, and controlled firearms are not
    generally needed for this purpose. However,
    the ammunition for such birdscaring
    equipment is usually a single projectile, and is
    thus subject to certification. Line-throwing
    rockets (and their launchers/projectors) and
    similar devices for throwing ropes to ships in
    distress are not generally considered to be
    “firearms” for certification purposes
    .


    Other classes of firearms and
    ammunition

    Sect. 2.28

    When considering whether a particular
    weapon should be regarded as a firearm to
    which section 1 of the 1968 Act applies or
    which is covered by the 1982 Act, it is
    important to remember that the purpose of
    the legislation is to control the supply and
    possession of all rifles, guns and pistols
    which could be used for criminal or
    subversive purposes while recognising that
    individuals may own and use firearms and
    other devices for legitimate purposes. In the
    absence of a decision by a court, the
    Secretary of State takes the view that the
    following devices should not be regarded as
    firearms within the definition of the Act:

    a) captive-bolt stunning devices (where the
    bolt remains attached to the barrel) used in
    the slaughter of animals, operated by blank
    cartridges or pneumatically;
    b) nail guns, designed as tools for the
    insertion of nails, metal pins and
    threaded bolts into solid objects;
    c) alarm guns, which are devices operated
    by a trip wire for the detonation of small
    explosive charges;
    d) line throwing implements used for saving
    life of those in vessels in distress

    e) net throwing guns which are devices
    designed for the live capture of birds
    and animals (but not those net throwing
    guns which are designed for law
    enforcement purposes);
    f) rocket signal and illuminating devices
    (but not signalling pistols or hand-held
    devices using cartridges, and which
    discharge a signal or illuminating load
    from a fixed barrel).
    Conversion of firearms

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    Default Re: Couple of line throwers.

    I stand corrected in that case good to know they don't have to get butchered like everything else however I have seen some examples of these line throwers deactivated and with certifcates from the proof house. Surely whoever carried out the deactivation work would know the law and not have deactivated them if there was no need?

    Thanks

    Danny

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