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    A.P. projectiles illegal?

    What is the legal position in respect to small arms A.P. projectiles?

    Many people tell me AP projectiles are illegal to own in the U.K.

    I was told by a friend who works with ammunition that only complete rounds of armour piecing ammunition are illegal, component parts are not.

    Does any member know the correct legal position, also would an unburnt tracer or unstuck primer be similarly illegal?

    I think it would be useful for members to know the full position.

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    Re:A.P. projectiles illegal?

    Hi Q,
    i think everyone is in general confusion with the new upcoming legislations.

    I would just sit pretty and hang on!

    cheers

    waff

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    Re:A.P. projectiles illegal?

    Hi Q
    Changes in the firearms laws of January 1993,

    Armour piercing & incendiary ammunition for
    military use & any missile ( projectile) for such ammunition.

    Any explosive rocket or ammunition for military use & any launcher
    or other projecting apparatus for such rockets or ammunition.

    Any missile ( projectile ) for explosive rockets & ammunition for military use.

    Expanding ammunition for pistols & ant missile ( projectile ) for such ammunition.

    Incendiary & explosive bullets are not prohibited if they have had all incendiary & explosive material removed.

    These are quotes from the home office leaflet release at the time
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    Re:A.P. projectiles illegal?

    Hi Waff, this is current legislation. live AP loadings are, as far as i know, illegal.

    What collectors need to know is if componet parts (projectiles) are illegal.

    Also i think it would be useful to know if an unstruck primer is legal or not.

    Thank you HarryG. Now does that mean that all you small arms collectors with AP rounds are breaking the law?


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    Re:A.P. projectiles illegal?

    Hi Q
    On my firearm certificate primers must be deactivated doesn't say how, any AP projectile is illegal.
    If you don't have your small arms on a firearms certificate yes & possible larger calibres as well, I can't see any cut of for larger calibres in the leaflet.
    I know I have to have everything on my firearms certificate
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    Re:A.P. projectiles illegal?

    Thank you HarryG.

    Well thats a bit of a shock. That means collectors of big game rounds, anti tank rifle rounds and military rounds in general could be breaking the law.

    Don't trust an 'oiled' primer to be inert, it may well not be.

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    Re:A.P. projectiles illegal?

    I think this is one of those areas that a blind eye is turned at ,from what i always knew when in the police was if its an armour piercing round that can still be used in a legally held live weapon then they were banned ie pistol or rifle bullets a blind eye was turned at larger calibers.
    Same went for WW2 and older rifle grenade launchers which had to be deactivated and welded permanently onto a deact weapon but in practice you would have to find a working rifle ,live grenade, and the special round to set the whole thing off.

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    Re:A.P. projectiles illegal?

    Yes or if you collect pistol ammunition that expands
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    Re:A.P. projectiles illegal?

    i have a few SAA rounds that have `oiled` primers,so what are your suggestions then please chaps?

    waff

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    Re:A.P. projectiles illegal?

    Oiled primers and dummy primers are legal to own waff.

 

 
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