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Replica Vickers K gun, what are my options?

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Looking for a replica K gun for my airborne jeep.

 

I have seen Military Muckabouts do them but also seen bad reviews of their GPMG's. Any one have one of their K guns?

 

Ww2 fabrications do one, but no idea what they are like, anyone else any experience?

 

Relics do a wooden one but I don't really want a wooden one.

 

Any others? I know you can get the plans but I dont have the skill to put one together.

 

Or has anyone got one for sale? All feedback and thoughts envied.

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You need to be sure, when making or obtaining a Realistic Imitation Firearm (RIF), that you have a valid defence for doing so under the VCR Act.

This has been discussed at length elsewhere on here.

In my opinion owning a military vehicle and/or belonging to a military vehicle club, association or society is NOT a valid defence.

Others on here feel differently.

But it is as well to remember that it will be you who will be doing a spell in chokey if you get it wrong - and not them! :embarrassed:

It pays to give the Act and the specific defences it sets out a careful read and to ensure that you are compliant before you obtain a RIF of any kind for any reason.

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Really?

 

I had the misfortune to purchase a Military Muckabouts GPMG they mentioned the above act and I mentioned my military vehicle and sent a cheque, the 'gun' arrived.

 

 

I bought both a replica Sten and Thompson at Malvern, for which I had to give my address no mention of what military vehicle it was for.

 

 

The only problem you would have with a replica is if you go around sticking it in other peoples' faces, all that is required is a bit of common sense.

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The only problem you would have with a replica is if you go around sticking it in other peoples' faces, all that is required is a bit of common sense.

 

Um, no. What's required, I would suggest, is understanding where you stand in law.

If you buy a RIF without a valid defence under the VCR Act - regardless of what you intend to do with it and/or then do do with it - you are breaking the law.

Both you, and the folk who sold you these RIFs, may well have committed an offence. Many dealers seem to take a 'don't ask and take the money' approach. Which doesn't make it lawful. It is both your - and their -risk.

And as I've said on here before - posting in black and white about how you bought a RIF and no-one gave a hoot about the VCR Act - is probably not very sensible.

Anyway, it's your funeral - I don't suppose the gentleman asking about replica Vickers K's wants his thread hijacked by yet another endless debate about how the VCR Act 'doesn't apply to me because I'm special'!

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In my opinion owning a military vehicle and/or belonging to a military vehicle club, association or society is NOT a valid defence.

 

Belonging to a Living History Association is considered to be a valid reason for having a Section 1 firearm... so, I'd assume that this implies it is also a valid reason for having a Realistic Imitation Firearm.

 

My assumption - not based on factual evidence.

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Thanks for informing me of the law, I have a valid defence, what I don't have is a replica K.....

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Thanks for informing me of the law, I have a valid defence, what I don't have is a replica K.....

 

Yes indeed - not trying to teach grandma to suck eggs here. Just a word to the wise. Good luck finding a decent one.

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Belonging to a Living History Association is considered to be a valid reason for having a Section 1 firearm... so, I'd assume that this implies it is also a valid reason for having a Realistic Imitation Firearm.

My assumption - not based on factual evidence.

 

As a rule I'd say it's unwise to make assumptions where firearms law is concerned.

However, in this case you'd be correct - as a member of a recognised living history/reenactment group you may well have a valid defence under the VCR Act.

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I think Cross Fire did use to do them but I may be wrong. Might be worth giving them a call as they may do one off's for you.

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