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"Real Steel" Firearm Parts


Real Surefire Flash Hiders are ILLEGAL unless subject to conditions on a Firearms Certificate with the correct variation ergo they are ILLEGAL on Airsoft Weapons.

 

See the bold text

 

Section 57 Firearms Act -

 

In this Act, the expression “firearm†means a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and includes—

a - any prohibited weapon, whether it is such a lethal weapon as aforesaid or not; and

b - any component part of such a lethal or prohibited weapon; and

c - any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon;

 

Sales of any part of a firearm which contravenes the Firearms Act will not be permitted.

 

A real steel upper, even if supposedly modified, does NOT change it's original classification - it falls under the classification of "component part" (from the judgement of R v Clarke (F), 82 Cr App R 308. Ergo, it's either S1 or S5 (depending on how bloody minded the CPS are). This is why Section 1 full-bore straight-pull AR's built to UK Section 1 spec have to be manufactured as straight pull from the ground up!

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