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 Post subject: M7 Grenade Launchers
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 21:35 pm 
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So, testing the waters here.
Through my current job, I may be able to get hold of some real M7 launchers. I am currently investigating this and how to get them legalised for sale to the public. I'm well aware of the slightly grey areas surrounding them but I am lucky enough to work with people who have all the necessary paperwork to own and store them live, so getting them shouldn't be a problem. We would also be able to visit the proof house and talk over what to do to get them on a deact certificate so they are somewhat "future proofed" and easily tradable.

Assuming I can sort all this out and get a few in, who would be interested in getting one? If it's worth it, I could get a batch sorted. At a GUESS, the price would be around the £100-£200 mark each, but I obviously want to keep costs down. I appreciate this could be seen as somewhat steep, but I want to make sure if I do this and sell them everything is above board. Unfortunately, that is what costs!

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Provided the 'grey area' was removed and they were somehow marked to a legal UK standard I would be interested in one or two.

Again, only provided they are legal to own within the hobby minus firearms etc etc

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I think the above post sums it up perfectly, if they were fully legal, there would be interest


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That's what I thought. If this does pan out, they would definitely be done to UK legal specs, with approval from Proof Houses and Home Office.

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Hi
I would be interested in one also, I hope it pans out


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Only one problem the Government has signed an international agreement of banning the sales of military firearms to the public .

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RobinDBanks wrote:
Only one problem the Government has signed an international agreement of banning the sales of military firearms to the public .

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But it would not be a military firearm. Just a inert lump of metal.


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RobinDBanks wrote:
Only one problem the Government has signed an international agreement of banning the sales of military firearms to the public .

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They are not firearms, they are deactivated! Hence why you can own anything from an SMLE to an L85A2 perfectly legally without license from the Home Office or local Police Force. As long as they have been certified by 1 of the 2 UK Proof Houses.

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Assuming they can be deactivated......

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Hear what you are saying but would the MOD allow them to be deactivated ? Why would they bother when they are about to destroy 100s of Lee Enfield No8 .22 training rifles which are highly sort after and selling from £700 upwards each , money has no influence on the situation so why would they get grenade launchers deactivated so they can sell them .

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I hear what everyone is saying, and feel like I'm repeating myself when I say that if this is going to be done, it's going to be done properly. If it can't be done to comply within the letter of the law, then it won't happen. Simple as.
And, for what it's worth, it's nothing to do with the MoD.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but the M7 is of US origin and quite obsolete, so is no doubt widely available on the commercial arms dealers market and there for has nothing to do with the Government or the MOD.


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And surely if the obsolete "weapon" it is designed to be fitted on is legally deactivated it cannot be made to fire anyway...?

Or am I wrong here ?

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I think you might be wrong as other grenade launchers, smoke dischargers and even flash hiders etc that fit to the end of normal riles need to be deactivated in their own right (flash hiders are pinned and welded to the barrel anyhow)


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Only a court can decide........ is my qualified opinion.

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