Sunday, April 5, 2009

Malaysian Made Air Rifle

This air rifle pic is for illustration only

The police raided an illegal air rifle factory in Kampung Paya Jaras, Sungai Buloh, Selangor last week, reported a local news tabloid.

The factory was operating from a wooden house in that kampung for about a year.

Technically, an air rifle i.e air gun is different from a firearm. This is because it shoots metallic projectiles by means of compressed air. Most air rifles use metallic projectiles such as screws and ball barings as ammunition.

According to the news report, the illegally made air rifle, which was sold at RM300 each, uses up to 15 screws as ammunition for each shot and can hit a target as far as 50 meters.

Presumably an air rifle is classified as a firearm in Malaysia, as the culprits operating the illegal factory were charged under section 12 and section 33 of the Firearms Act 1960 for manufacturing and possessing firearms without a license. If found guilty, the accused can face up to 7 years jail or death.

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Anonymous said...

Malaysian law is so stupid.Can't even tell the what is a a firearm. 15 screws i'll bet its only good for crows up to 10m. My homemade airgun shoots 4 inch nails and easily kills a cat at 10m. Although it leaked after 3 months :(

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