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Advice on an Airsoft pistol I've been given

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Hi.

 

I've been given this pistol by a friend who wanted to get rid of it. I don't know anything about it and Google hasn't helped specifically.

 

Ideally I'd like to sell it, but I don't know enough about it or a guide price to place a sales ad yet. So I'd appreciate any info you can offer and any hints at it's value. Once I know these I'll place a proper sales ad for it.

 

Honestly I'm not overly fussed about it's value, but I'll be passing the money onto my friend who gave the pistol to me. So I'd like it to be a fair reflection of what it's worth, be it large or small.

 

 

The pistol appears to be largely plastic, has a slide/blow back mech, uses a metal magazine and is I believe gas operated.

 

Googling the make and model result in either full metal gas versions or plastic spring versions. So I don't know if this is maybe a rarer or less common variant.

 

Markings on the gun are:



PT 92 AF

CAL .9mm PARA

KWC (might be KWT)

FORJAS TAURUS SA

Made in Taiwan

 

 

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It has 2 magazines and a holster with it. More pictures available here:

http://s132.photobucket.com/user/300bhpton/library/Airguns/KWC

 

 

I assume it's in working order but have no way to clarify this. My friend has shot it in the past, but they acquired it from the previous owner and haven't used it since.

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Just be aware, in case you aren't aware, that this is a Realistic Imitation Firearm and there are laws controlling the sale, even on the second hand market.

 

http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/business/trading_standards/business_support/product_safety/imitation_firearms.aspx

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Just be aware, in case you aren't aware, that this is a Realistic Imitation Firearm and there are laws controlling the sale, even on the second hand market.

 

http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/business/trading_standards/business_support/product_safety/imitation_firearms.aspx

 

Thanks for the link. Although I find that confusing as you can still legally buy plenty of airguns, which according to that page would be illegal. And I assume as this forum exists you can still buy regular Airsoft guns in the UK too?

 

e.g. that page clearly says:

 

 

Ban on the manufacture, importation and sale of realistic imitation firearms.

Realistic imitation firearms are imitation firearms that are so realistic they are indistinguishable, for all practical purposes, from a real firearm.

 

The ban applies to many imitation guns that are black or metallic, authentic looking and styled on a model or type of real firearm. Most pellet firing guns (in some cases referred to as BB Guns) are viewed as being realistic and as such are subject to the ban.

 

Clearly it is more complex than that statement makes outs as there are plenty of places in the UK selling the likes of:

http://www.pellpax.co.uk/airguns/air-pistols/co2-powered-air-pistols

http://www.pellpax.co.uk/airsoft-bb-guns/airsoft-pistols/gas-airsoft-guns-pistols

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They do sell them, but most require you to prove you've a legitimate use for them. You must have a valid defence to buy an RIF, though the liability is on the seller to check it. You'll notice that all of the sales on that particular website are done face-to-face.

 

As for the valuation: I'd say not above £60-70 with the magazines. It's a cheap brand, unknown wear and tear and also plastic is a turn off for certain people. Even the most reputable branded M9s like Maruis rarely go for more than £140 with two magazines anyway.

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That's the stupid thing, the law dictates you don't need a licence or anything (basically you only need to be 18+) for an air rifle, although you do need a valid defence to purchase an airsoft gun.

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The law is about realistic imitation firearms rather than how much harm an airsoft toy or an air rifle can cause. The crazy loophole is where air pistols are imitation firearms and that is the stupid part as they are normally the same gun as the airsoft version but just sleeved down for pellets.

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