I recently received approval to get a .243 in addition to my existing .223 and .308. When I went to pick up the .243 I decided to trade in my .308 as it was a bit heavy for my use. I sent off details of my new purchase to the police and informed them that I had sold the .308. I then put in a variation for a mod for the .243 and when all the paperwork came back there is no reference to the me having permission to have a 308?
I may have misunderstood the procedures here but I had previously applied to have a 308 which had been granted - I sold it but that did not mean that 6mths down the road I would have replaced it with another. I thought the licence would come back with a statement to say that I do not have a 308 at the moment but that the approval to have in my possesion still stands. I can understand that in 3 years time when I renew my licence and I had not replaced the 308 the police could then say, look do you really want one? As it stands now I presume I have to go through the full application process again - if I had known this I would have kept the 308 and just applied at a suitable time for a one to one variation but like I say I did not think I would lose my approval when I disposed of it. Obviously I have misunderstood it. Please advise, thanks.