- Aug 28, 2022
I found these on the river seven police were call and took away all fun and games for a Saturday afternoon
Probably used in an armed hold up threw it, date-time it has been in the drink is a ??.As it a gun they need to be notified as if there was a gun attack there it maybe linked to it and at the time it looked like a gun even when they turned up they wasn’t sure what it was
Why were the police called then?
Just wondering as it's obviously an air pistol.
I didn't realize that the OP was British, then the laws that you state would be as you've written.Calling the police is the right thing to do here.
in England and Wales, air guns with a muzzle energy greater than one joule are regarded as weapons and it’s an offence to carry one in a public place without reasonable excuse (eg carrying it to/from a gun club or immediately after purchase). Additionally you have to be at least 18 years old unless under the supervision of someone at least 21 years old (except on private property with owner permission, at a gun club, shooting gallery etc).
Air weapons in general with a muzzle energy greater than 12 foot-pounds also require a firearms certificate issued by a local police force, but there is a special restriction for pistols. They’re prohibited if the muzzle energy is greater than 6 foot-pounds and possessing one requires specific authority from the Secretary of State.
From the profile and design details, it looks like it might be a vintage Crosman bolt-action and some of those may exceed today's muzzle energy restrictions.