I've just had a visit from my FEO for my renewal, and have found out something a little worrying.
Before I moved to Scotland, I purchased a rifle, to be sent to an RFD in Scotland who was recommended to me by the person I was buying the house from.
Rifle was duly shipped and I have an email stating it was received by the RFD.
For various reasons, it's been a while since I moved, and I've not had a chance to get a variation, so I believed the rifle still to be in the care of the RFD.
Having spoken to the FEO today, and told him that the additional rifle I've asked to be added to my FAC is already at a local RFD ready to be collected, he asked which RFD, and when I told him he told me that the RFD has had his licence suspended and therefore he is no longer in possession of that rifle. Apparently his entire stock has been sent to another dealer for safe keeping.
Now, I only have an email from the RFD, which doesn't state serial number or any other details. I know that the rifle was entered in to the register by the RFD that received it. What I'm wondering is where I'll stand once I get my FAC back with a slot for the rifle? How would I go about finding out where it was? How would I go about proving that I owned it, as it wasn't entered on my FAC?
A little concerned about this. I can't be the only person who will be in this situation either.