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Old 01 December 2004, 13:16   #1
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Signal pistol

Anybody know where I can buy a MARINE grade signal pistol.. other than the good 'ol US of A? They're not keen on exporting them for some reason, although standard firearms..no problem!
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Old 01 December 2004, 14:08   #2
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Jono,

Its going back to the states, but a company called West Marine who are on the web sell them, i had a couple of sets of plastic ones a few years ago from them. They did mail them aswell back then. Might be different now though.

Actually Im talking about flare pistols, not starter guns are we on to the same thing?

Over hear there is the old Very Pistol which takes cartridges and I think can still be bought new with a fire arms license - possibly check with Woods of Crediton - they sell alot of navy surplus and may have some used ones. Remember about the license though!
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here is what i got :

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/safetyce...uflpiwifl.html
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Thanks, Neville. It was the plastic one that attracted my attention, but they will not export them even to an RFD. The pistols available in the UK seem to be aimed at airport authorities and as such are not "rust proofed" sufficiently for marine use. Will try Woods.
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Just spoke to a friend of mine, Safety Central will let you organise the shipping and supply them on that basis, so you would need to use a UPS or DHL type account. Also they dont accept non usa credit cards (how insular can you get!) so you will need to do a wire transfer which they were happy with...
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Cool! Thanks for the info...
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Caution! As I understand it these are now banned in the Uk under firearms legislation......

As it fires a 12 bore cartridge it could be used to fire a shotgun shell.

If you've found that you can get a licence for them please let me know.

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The one I want is 26.5mm bore Not compatible with 12 guage and OK for UK FAC holders. Jono
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Yes the shells are about the size of a D size battery.

Jono got to ask, wot on earth do you want one of these things for ? are the locals in Anglesey that dangerous you have to scare them off with a flare ?

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....are the locals in Anglesey that dangerous you have to scare them off with a flare ?

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