I just took a rifle to my rfd to send that I have sold and they informed me of some changes that are being enforced after being sent a gun trade notice. It is also something that has now been put on the new firearms certificates which I doubt many of us know about or realise!!
Basically the receiving rfd cannot write on the cert of the person who has bought the rifle. They need to send their cert by recorded delivery to the seller, ie, me, then I fill it out and return it recorded delivery. The buyer then takes the filled out cert to the rfd their end and collects the rifle!
By all accounts this is how it should have been done for a while but rfd's have been filling out peoples certs when they shouldn't!
So in a nutshell the powers that be are making it more difficult and expensive to buy and sell firearms and shotguns long distance,