Originally Posted by TPM001
Um.....wut? Underneath is a 6mm tightbore barrel attached to a housing containing a rubber hop up bucking used to create an air seal for a nozzle that pushes out air. Where do you think the term "replica" comes from? It's all cosmetic. So if you modify an M4 airsoft rifle by removing the entire metal chassis and replacing it with a foam nerf gun shell, IT FAILS TO BE A REPLICA OF AN M4 CARBINE RIFLE, irrespective of its origins.
It's funny how everyone thinks they're experts in the law......
I'm not saying that I'm an expert in the law, but I do actively import guns into the country within the framework of the law, so I have a good clue of how things work.
Over top of that rubber hop up and 6mm barrel is still an M4 lower in the case of the thundermaul, and a M1A1 receiver in the case of the Pulse rifle. It's just got some extra stuff on top of it to make it look sci-fi. It is still considered a replica, because underneath of all the funky body parts, there still exists a full M1A1 receiver, which is what makes it a replica.