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Silent killerr
06-03-2011, 11:44 AM
What is the legal status of Crossbows in Pakistan, mean do we need License for Crossbows?
Also want to know about the availability?

Mian-50
06-03-2011, 02:37 PM
AoA brother,S.K

Your pakgun name says it all.An arrow from following bows would strike
in the same fashion:

1.Long Bows.
2.Recurve Bows.
3.Compound Bows.
4.Cross Bows.


Now question is where to practice it:

1.Back yard or lawn of our houses (We do need a proper back stop to prevent
arrows from flying to our neighbours or people walking in the street unaware
of what would be hitting them SILENTLY.)

2.Archery Clubs (I haven't seen any,please give some idea if you have been to any).



I personally believe there is more challenge in FINGER RELEASE (RECURVE SHOOTING).
and secondly Compound bows for target and hunting(With broadhead Arrow points).

Recurve is the only permissible type of archery being practiced for olympics.If you need
to know about home backstops,I may suggest you some solutions.

Silent killerr
06-03-2011, 05:42 PM
Thank you for compliment
My question is do we need license for Crossbow like firearms or not.

Mian-50
06-03-2011, 06:20 PM
AoA brother,S.K.


About PAK,no idea.Internationally there is no requirement of any license,
except in states they just register your hunting BOW at the time of purchase.
But in IRELAND,(CROSSBOWS) are treated equal to Rifles,hence license is necessary.
Again in U.K there is prohibition on sale of crossbow's hunting arrow broadheads.


In fact ,you have very valid question that there should be some mechanism to
know about their legality/non-legality issue because Archery equipment doesn't
fall in FIREARMS catagory.

Since the No of person owning such bows is too less here,so nobody actually takes
up the matter with concerned authorities.

Tiger Roars
07-03-2011, 06:09 PM
In Pakistan you require licenses for sword, spear and dagger other than firearm, but better for further details check Pakistan arms and sports acts.

Sturmgewehr
14-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Well I have like 3 swords....real ones.......none of that show piece crap........that effectively kills my quota for licences.

Sturmgewehr
15-01-2015, 12:31 AM
AoA brother,S.K.


About PAK,no idea.Internationally there is no requirement of any license,
except in states they just register your hunting BOW at the time of purchase.
But in IRELAND,(CROSSBOWS) are treated equal to Rifles,hence license is necessary.
Again in U.K there is prohibition on sale of crossbow's hunting arrow broadheads.


In fact ,you have very valid question that there should be some mechanism to
know about their legality/non-legality issue because Archery equipment doesn't
fall in FIREARMS catagory.

Since the No of person owning such bows is too less here,so nobody actually takes
up the matter with concerned authorities.

The authorities can shove it for all I care. They interpret policies, lenient and reasonable policies in such a way as to ban anything above .22 bolt actions as PB even the though the policy notices state otherwise.