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Posted: 8/29/2004 11:31:43 AM EST
Hello to all you guys out there.What a fantastic site this is.I have been reading it for a little while and have now registered.It really is an AR owners dream.So much info have
Cheers

Andy
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:51:25 AM EST
Hello
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:52:24 AM EST
Welcome.

CRC
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:52:55 AM EST
Welcome!

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:52:58 AM EST
welcome.

kinda curious, i was under the impression that ARs were VERBOTEN in jolly old?
how does one go about owning one there?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:00:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By FNGSniper:
welcome.

kinda curious, i was under the impression that ARs were VERBOTEN in jolly old?
how does one go about owning one there?



We can only have a semi in .22LR.Any other calibre (centrefire) must be single shot.Either straight pull or lever action etc.Hi cap mags are ok and so are mods. I can legally use mine for hunting with a mod but would be asking for a run in with the cops if I was seen out with it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:02:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By AndyCheeto:
. I can legally use mine for hunting with a mod but would be asking for a run in with the cops if I was seen out with it.



gee, i WONDER why there was a revolution?cool, didn't know that.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:08:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By AndyCheeto:

Originally Posted By FNGSniper:
welcome.

kinda curious, i was under the impression that ARs were VERBOTEN in jolly old?
how does one go about owning one there?



We can only have a semi in .22LR.Any other calibre (centrefire) must be single shot.Either straight pull or lever action etc.Hi cap mags are ok and so are mods. I can legally use mine for hunting with a mod but would be asking for a run in with the cops if I was seen out with it.



So is your Oly bolt-action? How does that work - a straight pull bolt with handle sticking out the right side of the receiver?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:09:18 PM EST
I take it you disconnect the gas system?

For what reasons can you own a .22 semi auto?

CRC
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:17:13 PM EST
Welcome.

Here's a thread started by another member from England:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=199147
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:19:14 PM EST
Welcome. I too am curious about your single-shot AR. how did you make that work?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:32:29 PM EST
Yeah, the gas is disconnected.It has a "H" bar sticking out the back of the receiver which you have to pull back for each shot.

Southern Gun Company (England) offer left or right hand cocking versions that can be cycled without moving your face away from the butt.The cocking lever is bolted directly onto the bolt and you can keep your trigger finger close to the trigger whilst cocking.With the H bar type you have to use your trigger finger hand to cycle the action.

The reason we only have .22lr in semi auto is because of a crazy law that was hastily passed without being researched beforehand.Simple as.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:49:09 PM EST
I hear .22 semi autos are almost banned?

Any word on that?

CRC
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:00:22 PM EST
The Government are preparing a consultation document and anyone can comment on gun issues pro and anti.The deadline for any correspondence is 8/31/04.After this date the Government are proposing a review of firearms law in this country.It has been reported (but not confirmed) that there is a threat of a ban on .22LR SLR's.At this time there are a lot of "rumours" circulating because there are many people with many and varied opinions of the shooting sports and what should happen to shooting law as a result of the forthcoming review.The shooting organisations such as BASC have been urging all shooters to contact there Members of Parliament and the Government to voice our concerns over any further restrictive legislation.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:43:06 PM EST
Sad to hear of your restrictive laws. One of my old British secondary school friends I met up with in London this spring thinks the world of Michael Moore and "Bowling for Columbine": poor soul is totally brainwashed.... thinks you can just walk into a bank in the US and pick up a gun for starting a checking account! What hogwash.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:18:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 6:19:58 PM EST by CRC]
That stinks. I hear the number of shooters is low.

On the plus side they might have an epiphany, come to their senses, and allow handguns to be legal again. I doubt it.

Keep fighting.


CRC
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 7:15:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 7:55:51 PM EST
welcome
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:09:25 PM EST
Welcome!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:04:25 PM EST
Nice to have you here...
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:37:49 PM EST
Hi andy

I'm from the u.k. myself i'm looking for a ar-15 at the moment , contacted sabre defence with no reply and i've got a dealer looking around for me (i want the m4 type one) where did you get yours from ?
Cheers
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:43:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By AndyCheeto:
Yeah, the gas is disconnected.It has a "H" bar sticking out the back of the receiver which you have to pull back for each shot.

Southern Gun Company (England) offer left or right hand cocking versions that can be cycled without moving your face away from the butt.The cocking lever is bolted directly onto the bolt and you can keep your trigger finger close to the trigger whilst cocking.With the H bar type you have to use your trigger finger hand to cycle the action.

The reason we only have .22lr in semi auto is because of a crazy law that was hastily passed without being researched beforehand.Simple as.



Where have I seen that happen before ....

BTW, welcome to the site!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:11:27 AM EST
Welcome aboard! It's nice to see that Black Rifle Fever thrives accross the pond...
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:14:32 AM EST
IT’S A TRAP!!!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:14:38 AM EST
Welcome Andy, Have fun.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 1:54:13 PM EST
Clayo,
have you got anywhere with your search yet ?

Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

Q. How easy is it to get a bayonet for my Olympic Arms ?
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 1:59:04 PM EST
Hi there!


If your Olymipic Arms has a standard Mil-Spec bayonet mount, it should be very easy to find a bayonet for it. The M7, M9, and M10 ought to work for it. Of all of them, the M7 will probably be the easiest to find and the most affordable.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:10:27 PM EST
Brett_Bass, Thanks for that.I am not sure how a bayonet would fit to my Oly.It has a "Lug" under the front sight.How do the bayonets you have mentioned attach?
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:12:36 PM EST
Slide ring on bayonet handguard over muzzle and guide metal lock-point on handle of bayo onto the lug.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:15:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 2:16:51 PM EST by AndyCheeto]
Thanks ajm1911, How much for a M7 ? No probs fitting over flash hider ?
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:16:55 PM EST
you can search the Equip. Exchange on this site and see if anybody has some. Usually good prices here
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:18:53 PM EST
Thanks again.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:23:18 PM EST
if not do a google search. I think you can get reproduction ones for airsoft in the UK
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:28:14 PM EST
Welcome AndyCheeto .
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