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Making a shroud for an air rifle, is it legal

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by Tomas204, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Tomas204

    Tomas204 Oregon City Member

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    Ok my son want's to make a shroud ( carbon fiber ) for his air rifle, but there seams to be a gray area as far as these go, it is not a fire arm, it is and air rifle and the shroud redirects the exiting air. so are these illegal like making one for a fire arm with out a tax stamp, for an air rifle ? :huh::huh:, Thank you for your time
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    describe a shroud cause when I think of a shroud I think of something that goes over the top of the barrel so you don't burn your hands.
     
  3. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    more info is definitely necessary to make an informed decision. Are you talking about something to act like a suppressor?
     
  4. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    a lot of pellet guns like Gamo come with a "noise reducer" built in to the barrel already.
    From what I read the Federal laws on suppressors state they cannot be used on a firearm without getting the tax stamp. Oregon law defines a firearm as a "weapon that expels a projectile by the use of burning powder, since a pellet/BB rifle do not use burning powder I would think it doesn't apply to them. I was told some years back that the city of Portland considers a pellet/BB gun a firearm. I have been unable to find out if this actually true or just what one LEO told me. I have learned that with the complexities of the laws that some LEOs do not know what the actual laws are and enforce them the way they think they are. I am not sure how Portland would handle the suppressor issue.
    If its a "mock suppressor" a lot of rifles use them and call them a "Flash Hider" which seem to have no legal problems
     
  5. Tomas204

    Tomas204 Oregon City Member

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    Well until there is a Hippy season, I will not be shooting nor going to Portland if I can help it :bluelaugh:
     
  6. Mezzovex

    Mezzovex Sherwood Active Member

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    You need one of those scary black guns for that. BB guns are not allowed per the game warden.
     
  7. wollow

    wollow silverton oregon Member

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    Pyramid air has a very good article regarding this topic. Not sure if I did the link right but I found it easily w/ a google search. I typed in "are silencers on pellet rifles legal". From what I gather they are legal, unless they are not...? They can easily be purchased online w/o a wait. TKO Airguns is where I have purchased mine. They cost $44 and are very well made w/ several finish options. The owner is very quick w/ replies and answered my call personally.

    Good luck! They are effective, and are (in my opinion) legal.

    wollow



    Airgun silencers
     
  8. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    thanks for the link, lots of good info
    I have the Gamo Bone Collector Bull Whisper and it is still to loud for me to shoot in my Portland back yard
    I think it is more Bull than it is Whisper
     
  9. Tomas204

    Tomas204 Oregon City Member

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    Be careful, they say it is illegal to shoot anything in Porkland dam hippy's
     
  10. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    Yeah I liked it better before I was annexed in to Poorland
    I hate them "Latte Sipping, Spandex Wearing, Micro Brew Drinking, Green Yuppie Scum"
     
  11. JackD

    JackD Elmira, OR Active Member

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    In Eugene an air rifle is considered a firearm....or so I was told....I can't remember the source, but do remember it was credible.
     
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    Tomas204 Oregon City Member

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    Well they are very very wrong, if you look at what BATFA said it is a air rifle under no law, by state can dictate it a fire arm, by definition propelled by air ..............
     
  13. JackD

    JackD Elmira, OR Active Member

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    Taken from Eugene Code (below). Perhaps because air guns are included here, is why it is considered a firearm under Eugene codes.

    4.885 Weapons - Discharging Firearms. Except on established ranges, no
    person other than a peace officer in line of duty shall discharge a gun,
    including spring or air-actuated pellet gun, air gun or BB gun, or other
    weapon which propels a projectile by use of gunpowder or other explosive,
    jet, or rocket propulsion.
     
  14. Tomas204

    Tomas204 Oregon City Member

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    More city issues, I never shoot/live in the big city's