VIC Building Spring Powered B.B. Guns in My Backyard - Illegal?

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Ethan114

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29 July 2018
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Hello everyone,

I am wondering if it is legal for me to build my own spring powered air rifle that fires little 6mm plastic pellets. Similar to one in this YouTube video here
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I know that it is illegal to import realistic air soft guns into Australia but I cannot find any information regarding to whether making one myself from ordinary parts from Bunnings (and not taking it outside of my house) is legal.

Thanks
 

Rod

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Yes it is illegal to own or possess.

Victoria Police - Weapons Definitions

'little 6mm' plastic pellets could easily be 6mm ball bearings. And 6mm is larger than a 22 caliber bullet.
 

Artymarty

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20 June 2019
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Make it fire gel ball pellets.
That should not be illegal.
Gel balls are not legally ammunition
Your gun is not a replica firearm as it does not substantially look like a working replica of a real gun.