Making a firearm...legalities

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  1. Proneshooter

    Proneshooter Well-Known Member

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    Hey all :)

    Does anyone know what the legalities are around making your own rifle / shotgun if you have the relevant category on your licence?

    I remember a few years back one of the guys at the auckland pistol club made a .44 automag from scratch from castings he made himself but I don't remember legally what he had to do. BTW the automag was an awesome beast of a thing!

    cheers
    Tracy
     
  2. P38

    P38 Well-Known Member

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    Talk to your AO.

    I made a black powder Canon.

    Didn't have to do anything as its classed as an unrestricted firearm.
    [MENTION=2876]homebrew.357[/MENTION] recently made an awesome Rifle he may have some advise for you.

    Cheers
    Pete
     
  3. stug

    stug Well-Known Member

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    You can make one, so long as you do not intend to sell it. If you want to sell them you need a dealers licence.
     
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    Note (3) - A dealer's licence SHALL be issued. I've heard stories of PNHQ being a bit fussier than that when it comes to dealer's licences.

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    stug Well-Known Member

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  7. homebrew.357

    homebrew.357 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I heard, in the black powder clubs guys making cannons and muzzle loading rifles for them self's, the no no is don`t sell them. So away I went, the rest is history as they say. And when I had my gun security checked , " O you've got one of those old muzzle loading guns" . :cool: didn't say I`d made it and they know is to hard to do anyway.
     
  8. 40mm

    40mm Well-Known Member

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    so can i make cluster munitions and anri personal mines for personal use? i have no intention of selling them. there is no menton of anti vehicle or ship mines...
     
  9. 300CALMAN

    300CALMAN MIA somewhere in Nam

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    We need to meet for a beer some time...
     
  10. northdude

    northdude Well-Known Member

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    yes you can but you have to give them to me as I'm not allowed to buy them off you :thumbsup:
     
  11. P38

    P38 Well-Known Member

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    Make away to your hearts content [MENTION=7284]40mm[/MENTION] :thumbsup:

    Nothing stoping you sharing step by step pictures either :)

    Cheers
    Pete
     
  12. 300CALMAN

    300CALMAN MIA somewhere in Nam

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    Actually [MENTION=7284]40mm[/MENTION] if you take that in isolation there's not much they are worried about.

    Wounder where this stands legally?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYgnOc6Cd34

    I know I know... Retarded right.
     
  13. 40mm

    40mm Well-Known Member

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    very cool, i made one from a small dry powder fire extinguisher. just welded an airline fitting to the top to pressurise it, and some fuel line to extend the nozzle, tied the trigger on, and a tin with diesel/rag for the pilot. then about 60m of air line... just filled the thing with petrol and lit the pilot and walked back to the compressor to plug in the air line.
    made a nice effect for a couple dollars of fuel! about a 6x1m pillar of fire straight up (or something like that.... might have been drunk, and it was years ago)
    not keen on being anywhere near it though...
     
  14. systolic

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    Of course you fucking can't.

    Read the Anti-Personnel Mines Prohibition Act 1998 and the Cluster Munitions Prohibition Act 2009.
     
  15. homebrew.357

    homebrew.357 Well-Known Member

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    I may never take a camp stove into the bush again, just stand and fire, instant roast venison. :fire:
     
  16. P38

    P38 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Nah [MENTION=4977]systolic[/MENTION]

    I can't find the sections of those Acts where it says you can make them for personel use.
    [MENTION=7284]40mm[/MENTION] how you getting on with this project?

    Got any pics yet :)

    Cheers
    Pete
     
  17. gundoc

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    I can't find the sections of those Acts where it says you can make them for personel use.
    [MENTION=7284]40mm[/MENTION] how you getting on with this project
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    Legislation only tells you what you are not allowed to do. Unless something is specified as illegal, it is OK. If you have a standard firearms licence then you are allowed to make A category firearms for your own use. You can subsequently sell them after a suitable period of time. Bear in mind that any commissioned officer of police has the power to check (and reject as unsafe) any firearm (Arms Act, Sec 59).
     
  18. Boaraxa

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    I started playing around with rockets last year ...sugar rockets good fun , amazing how far the things can go always wanted to make a boom on the end tried black powder but couldn't quite get it...
     
  19. HILLBILLYHUNTERS

    HILLBILLYHUNTERS Well-Known Member

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    You MUST have a video you can show us Boaraxa ?
     
  20. Boaraxa

    Boaraxa Well-Known Member

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    nothing fancy but I do :) this was a early prototype , basically a powder version vs cooking it also I was making the fuses out of yarn they were a little tricky & potassium nitrate is like a salt so absorbs moisture really easy just left on the bench will degrade them quick ...black powder fuse is much better , anyway experimenting with different ways, work or fail was good fun
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-_OgxrNoqc
     

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