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    Does a retail seller of sub 12ftlb airguns have to be an RFD?

    As per title really.
    I am going to assume not if all they sell are sub12ftlb guns.
    Or is there a security requirement or registration with the police that governs trading?

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    As I understand it yes, there is a special classification for an 'RFD' that deals only in non-FAC airguns.
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    Yes, because they still have to comply with the legislation regarding refusal to sell to people with previous recorded offences, keeping names and addresses etc. We used to have a dealer in Crewe who didn't even possess a chronograph, so that always concerned me slightly.
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    You also need to have an RFD if you want to sell or manufacture silencers.

    That's because an Air Weapon is defined in law as a Firearm - and curiously, so is a Silencer, so you need to be a Registered Firearms Dealer to sell them by way of trade or business. ( 2nd hand private sales are exempt from that )

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    my mate was an rfd for sub 12 airguns only purely for buying in parts covered by the vcr act for the custom guns he made

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    If you have not got an RFD none of the wholesale trade will deal with you
    I use to be able to get pellets and consumables but wasn't allowed sub 12ft air weapons as didn't have RFD from a local warehouse
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