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Dragon
12-08-2003, 04:40 PM
Things I've found pertaining to silencers and "The Man".

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm
(A9) Q. Are Paintball and/or Airgun Sound Suppressers legal?

A. 921(a)(24) The terms "firearm silencer" and "firearm muffler" mean any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm, including any combination of parts, designed or redesigned, and intended for use in assembling or fabricating a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, and any part intended only for use in such assembly or fabrication.

Numerous paintball silencers tested by the Firearms Technology Branch have been determined to be, by nature of their design and function, firearm silencers as defined in 18 U.S.C., Section 921(a)(24). An individual wishing to manufacturer a firearm silencer must receive prior approval from ATF by submitting an ATF Form 1 and paying a $200 making tax.


http://guns.connect.fi/gow/silencer.html

cclark1985
12-08-2003, 05:13 PM
Does this apply to airsoft as well?

Dragon
12-08-2003, 06:14 PM
Believe it or not. Yes.

If you can attach it to a real steel firearm, Duct Tape, Bailing wire, welded on, screwed on, etc and it muffles just 1 shot then this applies. Even if it was specifically made/manufactured for airsoft.

That's why Airsoft silencer owners need to be aware/sensitive about waving them around, using them, etc.

I brought this up because this DOES apply for sure to paintball weapons and those high-end "Airguns"

Like these...
http://www.geocities.com/ctac_info/

That doesn't mean that you will get sent to prison for just owning an airsoft silencer, its just something to be aware of if you make an airsoft silencer.