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Old September 5, 2010, 07:31 AM   #1
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Suppressor for an Air Rifle???

Hi everyone,

I live in NY and was curious to find out it suppressors for air guns are considered NFA items??? Thanks!!!

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Old September 5, 2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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If it is removable, it could, technically, be adapted to a rifle. So it will likely fall under NFA oversight.

I haven't heard anyone say that the air rifles with integral suppressors are illegal in any particular jurisdictions and they are not restricted by any federal rulings AFAIK...

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Old September 6, 2010, 12:26 AM   #3
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Any detactable silencer that will work on an air rifle will also work on a firearm, even if only for one round. So this makes them title 2 fireams subject to the $200 tax.

As far as I know the only way to avoid the tax is to have it built integral to an air rifle barrel.

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Old September 7, 2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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Could swear that Gamo sells a air rifle with a built in legal non removable suppressor. Iirc it's called a whisper something......?
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Old September 7, 2010, 11:59 PM   #5
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For the most part, a detachable airgun silencer is most likely going to be considered an NFA item.

Here's an excellent article on the subject:
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