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Section 58(2)

posted 10 Feb 2020, 07:36 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 10 Feb 2020, 07:36 ]
A reminder to all members that if a section 58(2) item is owned as a curiosity or ornament, before making the ammunition or shooting the firearm, it must be placed on their firearm certificate together with an entry for the appropriate ammunition,

Chapter 8 of the Guide says: “Where an antique firearm is possessed for any other purpose than “as a curiosity or ornament”, all the provisions of the Firearms Acts from 1968 to 1997 will continue to apply, including those relating to certificate requirements”

It also says:- "The exemption does not apply to ammunition, and the possession of live ammunition suitable for use with an otherwise antique firearm may indicate that the firearm is not possessed as a curiosity or ornament."

Please refer to the Guide on Firearms Licensing Law for further information = https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/518193/Guidance_on_Firearms_Licensing_Law_April_2016_v20.pdf

Parts of the Guide (definition of Antique, which includes the obsolete cartridge list), will shortly become Statutory in law rather than a Guide.

We are currently talking to the Home Office about the Statutory Instrument which will complete this process.

Further news will follow when we are able to report more.

Derek Stimpson