Old airguns

#2
Try Google
 
#4
Guntraders.

There are also a few specialist collectors in 'Gun Mart' who might be interested in your old air gun - depending on what it is, of course.

tac
 
#5
Just hand it in to the coppers if you don't want it anymore. They ain't worth shit anyway, unless it's some rare thing.

When I emigrated, I had an old BSA Meteor. I thought about selling it or just dumping it at the tip, but I didn't want it on my conscience that some 17yr old scrote would have someone's eye out with it. So I took it to the Police, explained my story, and they seemed genuinely grateful. No charge, no hassle.
Prolly sold it to some scrote in a pub car park later that evening...isn't that what some of your police officers do these days?

Seem to recall a bunch of 'em going down for doing this kind of thing with real bang/bullet-head/powder gun shooting things recently.

tac
 
#13
Prolly sold it to some scrote in a pub car park later that evening...isn't that what some of your police officers do these days?

Seem to recall a bunch of 'em going down for doing this kind of thing with real bang/bullet-head/powder gun shooting things recently.

tac
Here's a tip, unless you have something relevant or interesting to post, don't bother. Thanks.
 
#14
So I took it to the Police, explained my story, and they seemed genuinely grateful. No charge, no hassle.
My mother, a Londoner, wouldn't give the police the time of day, they were so mistrusted in her day. She was convinced that anything one told them would be twisted in some way.

I certainly wouldn't give them any kind of firearm. As a minimum, that gun will. be put into their statistics as a firearm that has been "recovered" by the police.
 
#15
Here's a tip, unless you have something relevant or interesting to post, don't bother. Thanks.
Why do you think that is irrelevant? (and BTW, when did you become a moderator?)

Someone handed a gun in to the police and tac pointed out that handed in weapons have been sold by corrupt police in the past.

As you will see from my post, when it come to firearms, the police are not trusted by the shooting community. I think that is very relevant to this forum.
 
#16
Well given the circumstances of its arrival in our family, seems like a fair one to me!

As I said, I just didn't want anyone getting blinded by some 17 year old scrote. It wasn't worth anything, I did the right thing, whatever the coppers did with it.
I absolutely agree with your motives in disposing of the gun safely. I think that all member of this board would applaud those motives.

In fact it's very sad that so many members have so little faith in the integrity of the Police.
 
#17
I absolutely agree with your motives in disposing of the gun safely. I think that all member of this board would applaud those motives.

In fact it's very sad that so many members have so little faith in the integrity of the Police.
As my veneered colleague Beerhunter so succinctly points out, the precedents are there and well-documented of guns having been handed in to various police forces turning up in, ahem, unexpected places. I recall a story, perhaps now an urban myth, of a significant number of handguns, having been handed in at the last Great Betrayal, re-appearing in criminal hands.

However well-intentioned police forces are, just like the rest of the population, they are made up of folks who represent a cross-section of the community.

It only needs one small turd floating in your soup to put you off the rest of your dinner.

tac
 

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