Can an Airgun break or backfire?

I have this break barrel air pistol that I recently got from a friend. It looks and feels ok, but its from a not-so-well-known company. I just wanted to know can an airgun ever break or backfire due to poor design or badly made components? Can the air pressure inside cause any of the parts of the airgun to fly... show more I have this break barrel air pistol that I recently got from a friend.

It looks and feels ok, but its from a not-so-well-known company.

I just wanted to know can an airgun ever break or backfire due to poor design or badly made components? Can the air pressure inside cause any of the parts of the airgun to fly off and hit the shooter himself and cause injury?

How can I be sure that this airgun is safe to use? Anything I should look out for?
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