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Plug Cap Firing & Blank Firing Model Guns For Re-enactors, Collections, Film, TV and Theatre Productions.

Who Are PlugFireCapGunsUK Ltd. ?

In October 2009 we formed PlugFireCapGunsUK Ltd. to fill a hole that had developed in the market since the Violent Crime Reduction Act (VCRA) was introduced.    Since the VCRA the number of suppliers of, and choice of quality replica firearms had decreased and with the price of deactivated firearms soaring we felt an alternative was needed.

Our aim is to provide a legal, wider choice of realistic replica / film prop firearms than available anywhere else ! .........Simple !

One of our main lines are plug cap firing models......

What Are Plug Fire Cap Guns?

Plug fire cap guns were designed to comply with strict Japanese gun laws introduced in the late 1960's. The full metal models are made from zinc/alloy metal and more modern models are made from special heavyweight plastic resins. They are specifically designed to be totally unable to be converted into real firearms. With the 2007 VCRA now in place PFC replicas perfectly fill the gap between airsoft and de-acts, and are ideal for re-enactors, collections, film, TV and theatre productions. De-acts prices have increased dramatically in recent years, and those "old" de-acts that can be stripped are now commanding exceptional prices!
Plug fire cap guns provide an alternative cost effective way of owning a safe but very realistic model of your favourite firearm with the added benefit that they do a lot more!

How Do Plug Fire Cap Guns Work?

Plug fire cap guns (aka model guns) use a small cap and clever cartridge mechanism to produce a very realistic simulation of a real firearm including noise, front venting smoke and flash / sparks and action cycling, blowback and cartridge ejection, effect dependant on barrel length. They come in all the standard firearm forms, single and double action revolvers, semi-automatic and fully automatic pistols and rifles. PFC models operate and are strip-able exactly as the real items without actually firing a projectile. Each model takes the appropriate calibre cartridges adding to the realism.

Plug Fire Cap Gun Construction Materials

Plug fire cap guns are made from alloys to remove any possibility of conversion to real firearms.

Plastic Resin Models are made from several different resin materials, the HW models contain metal particals mixed in to increase the weight and improve the finish, some mixes are listed below:-

  • ABS resin
  • HW (Heavy Weight resin), Manufactures have developed their own proprietary forms.
  • SRHW (Super Real Heavy Weight resin)
  • HWIF (Heavy Weight Iron Finish)

Full Metal Models are closer in weight and feel to their original counterparts and are usually constructed in two forms depending on construction date:-

  • Zinc Alloy (Zamak). Widely used in all sorts of die cast applications / models.
  • Aluminium Alloys (rarer but more durable than Zamak).

Plug Fire Cap Gun Use And Maintanance

Plug fire cap guns and cartridges do require maintenance, just as their counterparts do! They are not toys, they are precision models and as such need to be set-up and maintained correctly. If used as display pieces they will last forever with just a light oil, however if used regularly they need to be maintained well. For instance, the reusable cartridges must be washed after use in soap and water to remove corrosive residues left over from firing caps as do certain parts of the model itself, detonator pin, barrel etc. Given the correct care they will last for many years, as proven by the fact that many models are now over 30 years old and still going strong! These models need regular care!

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Click below to see the Uks leading gun magazine "GUNMART" recent artical on  our company!!!



Update 24th Sept 2015

WOW what can we say!! New Release CAW Thompson M1A1.....WOW !!

Today:  CAW M1A1 added here :
CAW Thompson M1A1 Best Replica EVER! 100% !
lots of new stock  !!  Lots still to added this week including
Keep coming back for updates!
Largest modelgun stock in the Western World :) !!! ===================================

Update 23rd Sept 2015

Today:  models added here :
x3 Firing MGC Winchester M1873 Saddle Carbines

Update 22nd Sept 2015

Today:  models added here :
Mauser Schnellfeuer M712 full metal select fire
Marushin Gas derringer 8mm in stock again

Update 18th Sept 2015

Today: Some nice western models added here :
Percussion Cap Firing Inert Uberti Colt 1860 SOLD
Remington 1875 3rd model .45

Update 23 July 2015

Please note that we will be closed between the 29th July and the 13th August for annual holidays.


Update 17th July 2015

   Western PFC Firers Updated

Semi Auto PFC Firers Updated

Rifle PFC Firers Updated

   Western Blank Firers

Update 26th June 2015

PFCGUK Custom Engraved Colt 1911 Government Mk IV Series 70 Full metal
Lots added today to the "Clearance Sale Items Page"

Update 23rd June 2015

Two Tanaka Winchester M1897 Trench Guns !! fantastic PFC Shell Firing Replicas!!

Winchester M1897 Trench Guns

Update 20th May 2015

Western Blank Firers
Tanio Koba Caspian and
Marushin 1911A1
CAW Limited edition MadMax Shotgun

Update 19th May 2015

As promised some PFC and Blank firing Colt Saa's added today, please note we now have a new menu section "WESTERN BLANK FIRERS"
Today .. Western blank firers section updated see here:
Western Blank Firers
Also updated today:
PFC Firing Western Models
Modern Blank firers

Update 18th May 2015

Today .. Thompson SMG section updated see here:
M1A1 and 1921/28 Thompson SMG's

Update 17th April 2015

Today Some nice Assault rifles added including MGC M16A2 based Colt M725, Marushin M16A1 based M655 and a classic MGC M16A1.  Also added a very nice Uzi and yet more MGC Winchesters!!!......

Update 29th March 2015

Today a few models added including 8mm Blank firing Browning GPDA8 and a Tanaka 9mm H&K USP semi auto fitted with the 7mm cap conversion!! also still to come the rare rare Starr revolver model-gun soon ......

Update 24th March 2015

Today we have re-jigged (technical term ;) the website to keep updates more visible and ensure pages are updated for most internet browsers out there !!
Also started to add some items on the Clearance sale page, and a really nice MGC Luger PO8 on the German semi autos section :)

Update 20th March 2015

Update, This week we have added over 30 new models to the website !!
Including western rifles and pistols, assault rifles, semi autos, revolvers, All Sorts :)

Update 19th Feb 2015

Update, added to website today:
Something rare a different for the "western fans/shows" We have a small number of the rarest PFC CAP firing SAA's ever made, unique in many ways, Full metal, full open cylinders and barrels. We are offering these in original used condition or we can custom finish to your requirements...THE CMC "68" SAA. Click the link below for more details.
CMC Colt "68" Rarest ever Modelgun SAA's

MGC Colt SAA Civ Front venting  Full Metal Reserved
MGC Colt SAA Civilian Side venting Full Metal
MGC Colt 1860 Army Full Metal
Sussex Armoury .45 SAA .22 Blank firer **SOLD**
Derringer Model 95 .22 short Blank Firer **SOLD**
Another Mint Marushin M9 Semi / Full auto "Dolphin"
MGC Colt XM177E2 AR15 Assault Rifle **SOLD**
Colt Government 1911 series 70 MKIV **SOLD**
7 inch Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 magnum Full Metal
Winchester 1873 FV Octagonal Barreled (RESERVED)
Hudson Silenced Commando MkII (S) Stengun
CMC Winchester Model 1892 Engraved Pattern
Tanaka FV Colt Cavalry Nickel Version **SOLD**
KSC Colt King Cobra 6 inch with Hogue Grips
MGC Military M9 Beretta with wood grips
Marushin M92FS Inert Cartridge cycling version
Marushin Colt .25 Auto
Colt Texas Patterson **SOLD**
Colt M1860 Thunderer Bird head Grips
HWS Colt SAA Fast Draw with Fanning hammer
Kokusai custom S&W M60 Ladysmith **SOLD**
kokusai SRHW S&W M10, 2 inch Wood grips
Tanaka S&W M500 .50 cal Revolver HUGE !! **SOLD**