ASTM F2748 - 19

    Standard Specification for Airsoft Guns

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

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers airsoft guns which propel a projectile by means of energy released by compressed gas, 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 F2654.

    1.2 Limitations—This specification does not cover the following types of products: Non-powder guns as specifically defined in Consumer Safety Specification F589 and which are commonly referred to as BB or pellet guns; paintball markers as specifically defined in Specification F2272; 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    F590 Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Powder Gun Projectiles and Propellants

    F1750 Specification for Paintball Marker Threaded-Propellant Source Interface

    F2030 Specification for Paintball Cylinder Burst Disk Assemblies

    F2272 Specification for Paintball Markers

    F2553 Specification for Warnings on Refillable CO2 Cylinders Used In the Sport of Paintball

    F2653 Specification for Paintball Valve Male Threaded Connection for Use with Approved Cylinders

    F2654 Specification for Airsoft Gun Warnings

    F2679 Specification for 6 mm Projectiles Used with Airsoft Guns

    Code of Federal Regulations

    15 CFR 272 Marking of Toy, Look-Alike and Imitation Firearms


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 95.060 (Weapons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2748-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2748-19, Standard Specification for Airsoft Guns, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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