WWIIReenacting.co.uk Forums

Uniting UK Re-enactors since 2003
 

It is currently Sun Mar 29, 2020 0:45 am

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
Offline
 Post subject: Blank firing Stens
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:33 am 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 17:50 pm
Posts: 691
Real Name: Steve
Group: Second Battle Group
I have started manufacturing blankfiring sten again. This batch are made as front venters.
So that should cut down on hearing damage.
As you can imagine they have a lot of fancy internal bits to prevent them being converted to section 5 status.

I will also be building Mk5 stens soon.
Cost of a MK2 or MK3 sten is £375.00
MK5 will be £475.00

If anyone is interested in buying one then send me a PM


Gurowski


Top
 

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username
Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:54 am 
3000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2004 23:50 pm
Posts: 3503
I thought front venting blank firers were illegal?


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 19:37 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 17:50 pm
Posts: 691
Real Name: Steve
Group: Second Battle Group
Read this thread, all the myths about front venters being illegal are dispelled in here.


http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/v ... .php?t=994


Gurowski


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 20:31 pm 
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2003 10:24 am
Posts: 793
Real Name: Corwin Bainbridge
Group: Dig for Victory Show
Stevie my boy, any chances of blank firing BARs?

Just a thought :wink:


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 20:41 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 17:50 pm
Posts: 691
Real Name: Steve
Group: Second Battle Group
Well Butch, now that I am retired and have lots of time to build these toys, the answer would be let me check it out and get back to you. My friend has a live BAR so I will have a look at it with the possibility of building a a blow back system.
BTW, I am currently working on building a BF Garrand operating on a similar system, so anythings possible.

PM me with your private email address

Gurowski


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:26 am 
Admin
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 11:54 am
Posts: 2323
Location: Fulham, London
Real Name: Chris
Group: The Stonewallers (29th Infantry Division, C Co.)
Would it use 7.62? I hear blank firing garands, on 30-06 or 7.62, are section 5 firearms thus require a license.

_________________
Chris
Founder and Admin, WWIIReenacting.co.uk


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 2:22 am 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 17:50 pm
Posts: 691
Real Name: Steve
Group: Second Battle Group
Chris, have you read my posting on blank firers.
It tells you there about section 5 status with regards to blank firers.

If you used sec 5 items in the construction, then its a sec 5 weapon.

No section 5 items used in construction=not a section 5 weapon.

A blank round is not a licenceable item (unless its over 25mm dia, so doesn't effect us)

BTW, there are no BF Garrands, so what you heard cant be true.............


Gurowski


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 0:51 am 
3000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2004 23:50 pm
Posts: 3503
Cheers for the heads-up Steve, I remember a few years ago a group submitted a number of blankfirers for testing and even though they didn't tally with received wisdow on regs they were still passed as acceptable. I don't have much to do with blankfirers as I am a lowly Tommy and make do with my FAC No4 but I am glad that someone is keeping up to speed on regs and even more glad that we get to be responcible with cool toys again. Good luck with the Blankfirers, I reckon there are a lot of people that will be forming an orderly cue to get hold of them. The 'blank firing' Garrands mentioned are actual section 5 shooters not manufactured blank firing only weapons, hence the difference. Hopefully the Home Office now realises that reenactors don't pose a threat to society (not from a firearms point of view anyway :wink:) and the hobby will be allowed a bit more latittude in what we can own in the futue.


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:10 am 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 17:50 pm
Posts: 691
Real Name: Steve
Group: Second Battle Group
The latest HO law change submissions show that the HO didnt appear to be interested in reenactors or deacts or blank firers. That may indead show that we are not a group that causes them concern.
As for your last comment, that is a bit of wishful thinking. Nothing in gun regs is ever revoked i'm afraid.

Blankfiring Garrands are made using brand new recievers from Spain, new wood, and all the metal parts that are legal.



Gurowski


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 23:17 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun May 16, 2004 22:09 pm
Posts: 40
Location: A world of his own...
:(
The other aspect about legislation is being able to demonstrate "lawful authority" or "reasonable excuse" for possession of an imitation firearm in a public place.

Whilst the reasonable excuse of being at a re-enactment event (as a re-enactor) would proabably hold water, waltzing into the local McDonalds with a holstered Webley or Colt after the event has finished may not.

Ah...the law.


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 14:56 pm 
2000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 22:25 pm
Posts: 2345
Location: O'er the hills and far away
protoseal wrote:
Whilst the reasonable excuse of being at a re-enactment event (as a re-enactor) would proabably hold water, waltzing into the local McDonalds with a holstered Webley or Colt after the event has finished may not.


Does the same apply to going into the Drive-Thru in a Panther? :D


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 18:28 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun May 16, 2004 22:09 pm
Posts: 40
Location: A world of his own...
As long as you don't have to park in the waiting bay whilst they make that box of 6 nuggets :D


Top
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to: