I'm sure that you all know of the changes that Royal Mail tried to implement last year/early this year? IE the banning of carriage of airguns and their component parts?
This would have fecked us all up the rectum if they had gotten away with it!
Thanks to BASC and others (a huge amount of airgunners registered their protests with the Royal Mail).
I run (along with a few dedicated members) the first and THE most sucessful International Air Pistol Forum on the internet (you may of heard of the Umarex Boys Club in the UK Airgun Magazines?)
Over the last few weeks we have become aware that the Royal Mail have been holding "deliveries" of Air and Co2 Powered Pistols (even those sent RM Special Delivery 24hour) for over a week, sometimes two, and then either destroying those pistols (Totally Illegal) or returning them back to the sender, OR sending them to the Mail Sorting Office in Northern Ireland, where they jiust happen to get '"LOST" never to be heard of again!
Some of these 'Dissapeared' Pistols are worth a serious amount of money Hundreds of Pounds Stirling!
I am wondering if the same is happening with Air and Co2 powered Rifles?
I have already informed BASC of what seems to be a "Back Door Implemetation" of their rejected proposals!
And a good friend of mine; a fellow Admin on the UBC Forum And Specialist Pistol RFD has also been so kind as to offer his help (free of charge) to the Royal Mail in a simple identification process to aid their (Prohibited Items Team) in identifying Perfectly Legal Air Pistols and their Section Five counterparts!
The Royal Mail has REFUSED his help
I would like anyone who has sent either a legal limit Air Rifle (or co2 Powered Rifle) that has experianced problems with sending or receiving such guns with the Royal Mail to report it on this thread so I can pass on the information to my contact at BASC.
All the best