On my current FAC I have, listed in the section "(ii) Firearms authorised to be purchased or acquired" ... One x .30-06 calibre ??? sound moderator (whatever that might be)
I do not wish to purchase this sound moderator now (and perhaps I never will again). However, I do wish to purchase an additional rifle in a lesser calibre now.
Leaving aside the perennial debate as to whether or not a moderator is actually firearm, I assumed that what I was asking for was a "one for one" variation. i.e. I was asking to vary my authorisation to purchase one particular firearm for another, different, one, in this case of lesser calibre to boot. This type of variation would be "free" of charge. My firearms licensing branch think otherwise.
What thinkest thou?