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Old February 28, 2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hi Guys i have got a bit of a problem,i have recently acquired a lee enfield
no4 mk1 rifle that has been converted to a .22 air rifle.
First problem is it legal?
second problem i cant find any .22 pellets for it has anyone
got any idea where i can the pellets?

hope you can help
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Old February 28, 2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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Did you say "Air Rifle" or mean a .22 rimfire trainer?
I've never heard of a .22 air rifle conversion before, but it is an Enfield so I never say never!
Pictures would be a huge help here as I can't even figure out HOW you'd do the conversion.

I'm not sure what the problem is with pellets either, what's special about these that it cant use regular old airgun pellets?
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Old February 28, 2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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I'm not English, but here's a link to gun laws in England:

Airsoft and BB guns are under the classification of firearms heading.

Hope that helps from a Uni of Wales Swansea alum.
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Old February 28, 2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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Wow, no airsoft or BB guns? Dude that sucks. How do you kill milk jugs over there?

I am very interested in seeing pictures as well. If it is, in fact, an airgun, then you can order 22 caliber pellets at numerous places around the internet.

EDIT: The 17 caliber version of these shoot best in my break-action air rifle:
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Old March 6, 2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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A number of these conversions were done under the Saxby & Palmer system.
The government, unhappy about this, moved to make them registerable on the same basis as cartridge firearms, which removed any economic reason for doing them.
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Old March 7, 2013, 11:44 AM   #6
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Smarty - As you're from GB, if you've already aquired it, it must be legal, or AFAIK you shouldn't have been allowed to aquire it. .

As posted - if it's .22 cal, IDK why any .22 cal pelgun pellet, available worldwide, shouldn't work.

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