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    Captive Bolt Guns -

    Shoof ( and others ) have captive bolt guns for farmers to legally kill bobby calves etc . Given that the cartridge used in these bolt guns is a blank , rimfire cartridge , would you need a firearms licence to restock the cartridges once the initial lot is gone ? Apparently you dont need a firearms licence to possess the bolt gun.
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    At a guess I think it would be like Ramset concrete nail guns, license to use. But not FAL.

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    No firearm licence required. This is the option to use if you don't have a firearm licence.

    Personally I don't rate them very highly. Seen some take a couple of goes to finish calf, the semi 22 is way quicker and quieter (suppressed)

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    Me and a slaughterman used one to shoot an Angus bull 10-11 times after he stood up after rolling out of the chute, pretty hopeless I reckon.

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    Undergunned with a captive bolt gun... Sounds a bit wet really!

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    In my apprenticeship days at Waingawa Freezing works, I used to refurbish and test these. They dropped all their beef with these, usually
    One shot kills usually, but did see a cow take 8 shots one day and the odd beast got to it feet, before its spinal cord was severed, and ran up the chute and onto the floor, they would herd them into a chiller and my old man would use a .22 through a hole in the roof to drop it! Ahhh the good old days when men were men!!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Interestingly , in the now-discredited 2017 Arms Code , a captive bolt gun must certainly fall into the description of a firearm due to being able to be modified to fire a projectile. So therefore its a gun , and you should have to have a licence to buy ammo for it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    Interestingly , in the now-discredited 2017 Arms Code , a captive bolt gun must certainly fall into the description of a firearm due to being able to be modified to fire a projectile. So therefore its a gun , and you should have to have a licence to buy ammo for it .
    It's not ammo though. It's propellant which moves the bolt. The bolt cannot fire as it is held captive in the device.

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    But it could be modified...

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    It would make a pretty ugly pistol?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

 

 

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