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    Brocock Air Cartridge Revolvers

    Thought I would share some pictures of my Brocock Air Cartridge Revolvers which can only be held on FAC these days and have to be destroyed or deactivated when I go to the great armoury in the sky.

    I still shoot muzzle loading revolvers, so these have the correct weight and balance together with similarly slow lock times making them ideal for indoor practice.

    Shame we can't all still enjoy the realism and fun they provided due to yet another ineffective piece of legislation.







    Brian

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    Beautiful things,I always wanted one but couldn’t afford them,then when I could you couldn’t have them ,what a pity they are very nice indeed,what a shame to scrap them,mike

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    Real work of arts, beautiful pieces indeed.

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    What beautiful examples of quality gunmaking craftsmanship and of the stupidity of some firearms legislation.

    I used to own a Specialist for competitions and an Uberti SAA Cattleman for play. Didn't like those cartridges though - very temperamental and not as accurate as a Umarex SAA.

    However for realism and sheer quality the Uberti's set the benchmark exceptionally high.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    i only have the me38s but wanted a schofield but way too much money and rare to find

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    Smile

    I had a few at the time and still have a reasonable collection on ticket.....Yes they could be tempremental, but I have also used an Orion as a target pistol and shot a 50 score, I have built some very unique pieces and had great fun shooting them, a .30 cal model 52, even an Ensign in .45 I can't think of any other system that was or is as variable as these were!
    I suppose I am just biased!!

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    You cant buy sell or gift them in UK

    But

    You can export them to other countries where they arent controlled

    Probably not worth it for one of the lower end pistols but certainly worth considering if you have a collection...also fellow collectors will welcome any spares to keep others going
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    A bit of a mystery

    There must have been hundreds of S&P and Brocock guns sold in NZ. They seem to have disappeared without a trace!They came about because of the UK's restrictive laws pertaining to CO2 pistols. NZ imported them as luxury items.Sad to see lovely items like the Texan disappear!

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    Have lot of new cartridges in 177 but no gun?
    snarepeg.

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    I found a 1997 Brocock catalogue amongst my accumulation of such things, and was surprised at the price of the air cartridge pistols even then.

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    OK I am going to put this in here!!
    I am having a conversation with someone who said he had a Brocock Rhino rifle, I thought I have had every thing they produced.....but occasionally things slip through the net. Anyone know anything about this or what it might be mistaken for.....Fox, Herald, Safari, Predator, then the Uberti offerings....

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    When they first appeared, quite a few members of the club I use had nice examples of the several models available at the time. Such was their popularity, that we invested in one of the cartridge charging devices adapted from a Lee reloading press and filled via an attached diving cylinder which meant we didn't expend time and effort with the alternative foot pump

    Sadly, only a few members still shoot their TACS, but a few retain them on FAC rather than hand them in for destruction without any form of compensation.

    I understand that only a relatively small number were ever transferred to FAC or handed in, so there must be thousands still out there without any discernible increase in firearm crimes associated with their use.

    Brian
    Last edited by Abasmajor; 22-06-2019 at 02:38 PM.

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    We had one of the largest collections of A/C guns and shooters at our club.....we had a club Super Six and a Ram, most people had between 24 and 48 cartridges 3 or 4 guns, an awful lot were modified with, grips(Pacmeyers) Shrouds, scopes a couple had calibre changes....we had a good following. At one point we did Police pistol disciplines and turning target, we were able to replicate most full bore disciplines....such a shame....mine still get used and are on ticket, but I know how many we sold and saw used.....a fraction of what is currently licenced and that is just my area of Kent, could this be put down to the lack of publicity announcing the then new legislation I don't know.....but 10+ years on you would have a hard time proving it!!

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    I have a few oddities that werent the ‘run of the mill’ tac guns
    Oddballs include
    Uberti Schofield
    An early uberti peacmaker in .25
    A pair of Taurus in stainless (real not finish)
    A .22/303 lee enfield no 4
    A .22 version of the 7.62x39 AK
    A valtro beretta 92 in 8mm which actually operates as a proper semiauto
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    BACS cartridges

    Quote Originally Posted by duomatic410 View Post
    Have lot of new cartridges in 177 but no gun?
    I am ALWAYS looking for the cartridges in either .177 or .22!

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