The Saxby & Palmer Ensign rifle was designed to work with a large gas cartridge system, similar in size to a 12g shotgun shell. The cartridge would be filled with compressed air, and a pellet placed in the cap.
To the best of my knowledge, only 100 of these were ever made, and mine is #87.
Sadly these are now banned under UK firearm laws, and they are classified in the same category as fully-automatic machine guns and grenade launchers... which is bloody ridiculous as it's mostly made from cast metal. It could NEVER be converted to fire anything other than the cartridges it was designed to use.
ps. This one is owned legally as I was in possession of it before the ban came in to force, so I was allowed to keep it on a firearms licence. However, I can never sell it, give it away, lend it to anyone, or export it, so I am effectively stuck with it for life.
Not that big, just a standard .22 pellet. To be honest it's no louder than any other sub-12ft/lbs air rifle, if anything it's a little quieter. It could be used for small vermin but I wouldn't recommend it, it's just too complicated and inconsistent to be practical.
At the moment as long as the air rifle is below 12ft/lbs in muzzle energy (6ft/lbs for pistols), you don't need a licence, but you can only buy them from registered firearm dealers and you have to give your name and address (prelude to registration).
If the rifle exceeds 12ft/lbs (pistols cannot exceed 6ft/lbs under any circumstances) you have to own in on a firearms licence, which means you have to...
1) Apply to the local police authority for the licence, which requires several character references from respectable members of the community (lawyers, doctors, civil servants, that kind of thing).
2) Have a police-approved gun cabinet fitted to the main structure of your house (and an alarm system if you have more than a certain amount of guns, which changes from authority to authority).
3) Have either rifle club (range) membership, or land over which you have permission to shoot over. The land also needs to be inspected and approved by the police. They will also determine which calibre the ground is suitable for.
4) You have to elect how many rounds of each ammo type you can own (which must also be locked up separate from the guns).
5) Your guns can be inspected by the police without any notice. All serial numbers are recorded so they know exactly what you should have.
6) The licence only lasts for 5 years, then you have to go through the whole application process again
In Scotland it's getting worse, they are moving to have ALL airguns, regardless of power levels, placed on a firearms licence.
Centerfire rifles have to be bolt-action, or manual loading only, so semi-auto is illegal (.22LR is OK though) and full auto is verboten. Centerfire pistols are banned, unless they are what we refer to as LBRs (long barrel revolvers) which, as the name suggests, have barrels of at least 12", and stocks/counterweights to make the overall length... erm... something (I can't remember offhand).
Putting "Self defence" as a reason for applying for a licence will most likely earn you a lifetime ban from ever having one.
To summarise all the above, we're ####ed in the UK, as you will be too in the US if King Obama is allowed to have his way.
Did you copy all of that or do you have it memorized?
Sometimes, I think it is just a canard in the US, as it would be difficult to locate all the guns out there already. Id bury a few, hehe. Spending is the issue they are trying to cover up. It is coming to a head here soon, and it will get ugly when the free money runs out.
Cool you went on a helicopter ride. Have you seen videos on power assisted paragliders? Over water, they are semi safe way to fly. Im toying with the idea.
Have you seen the umbarra arc on clone wars? General Krell? unbelievably good!
I pretty much have all that memorised, as I hold both a shotgun certificate (SGC) and a firearms licence (FAC) it helps to be aware of these things.
I did have the chance to go on a microlight flight several years ago, but the weather was against us so it didn't happen, then sadly the pilot who was a friend of mine passed away (very talented guy though, he lost both his legs in a motorcycle accident, and then went on to study and qualify as a pilot, total respect due).
Umbarra arc? That was months ago! I download the episodes as soon as they air, rather than wait until they are broadcast in the UK, so I'm all up-to-date with the new "Ahsoka on the run" story, although I think it's pretty obvious who it is that's framing her for the crimes though...
No he didn't die flying, I think he died at home (he lived about 250 miles from me). It was just very sudden, one minute he was here, the next he was gone. RIP Mark.
Sorry about the spoiler, but trust me I haven't given anything major away. You can get every episode as it's aired from kat.ph you know, so as long as you have decent broadband you could catch up in no time .
As for history, no, that's not really my cup of tea. I'm more of a technology / science guy.
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