ASTM F2748 - 08

    Standard Specification for Low Energy Air Guns (Less Than 1 Joule)

    Active Standard ASTM F2748 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.27

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    ASTM F2748

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers low energy air guns which propel a projectile by means of 1 joule or less of energy released by compressed air, compressed CO2, mechanical springs, battery or a combination thereof, used in the sport commonly called airsoft or air soft, and is to be used in conjunction with Specification F 2654.

    1.2 LimitationsThis specification does not cover the following types of products: Non-powder guns as specifically defined in Consumer Safety Specification F 589 and which are commonly referred to as BB or pellet guns; paintball markers as specifically defined in Specification F 2272; low energy air guns which propel a projectile by energy of over 1 joule or use gas propulsion other than CO2; toy products; and non-recreational air guns, for example, those used by law enforcement, scientific, military, industrial, or theatrical entities.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F589 Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Powder Guns

    F2272 Specification for Paintball Markers

    F2654 Specification for Low Energy Air Gun (LEAG) Warnings

    F2679 Specification for 6 mm Projectiles Used with Low Energy Air Guns

    Code of Federal Regulations

    15CFR1150 Marking of Toy, Look-Alike and Imitation Firearms


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 95.020 (Military engineering. Military affairs. Weapons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F2748-08

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