Air rifle bags.

Brian the Fish

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I just popped into a gun shop in Sheffield to buy some CO2 cartridges and also asked about air rifle bags.
I was told they are having a clear-out and they are £10, so of course I bought one.
These are the bags, in olive or black.
This is not where I bought it from, just a price comparison, other air rifle bag sellers are available. :)


I bought the bag at :-
Sheffield Air Rifles
Unit H & H1 Staniforth Works, Gate 2, Main Street,
Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, S12 4LB
 

ukzero1

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If I'd known you wanted one, I have one in Camo you could have had.
 

Brian the Fish

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Thanks for the thought ukzero1.
I have been taking the rifle around in the cardboard box it came in, a bit cumbersome, and had been thinking about getting a proper bag/case, so I just mentioned it in the shop, a case of "right place right time".
I just thought I'd mention it on here in case someone was looking for one.
 

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Dont require one myself but, thanks for the heads up. Only a couple of weeks ago did I tell two youths walking on our local canal that they needed a slip. Apparently they had walked through the village and on to the canal without a cover over their rifles. They told me that they simply didnt know that they had to have one. I could believe that as the guns were only old break barrels. BSA meteors or similar.
 

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I cannot find any law or legislation that says an air rifle or shotgun has to be in a case or slip/bag when carried in a public place, but I would think the police would probably be called if you walked into a shopping centre carrying an air rifle uncovered.

Firearms Act 1968

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Carrying firearm in a public place
A person commits an offence if, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse (the proof whereof lies on him) he has with him in a public place a loaded shot gun or loaded air weapon, or any other firearm (whether loaded or not) together with ammunition suitable for use in that firearm.
 

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The one thing I've noticed living round here is if the gun is covered, nobody bats an eyelid. but carry it uncovered and you'll have armed response wanting a word in a matter of seconds. and I live right on the edge of the 'sticks'. 3 quarters of a mile (if that) and it's open countryside.

It could be that each area has it's own by-laws.

With regard to the rifle sleeve I have up for grabs is that it's not your normal army camo, oh no, this is that 'real tree' type camo. I can't remember if it's 45 or 48 inch though.
 
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