I've a good lady friend (half german & french), who has just moved to the UK from the continent. Her father has an OLD OLD shotgun (in France) which hasn't been used for years, and is unsure if it still works, so he uses it as an ornament. She would like to bring it back to the UK, as its hers, but is unsure of the legalities.. Are shotguns registered in France?
Would it be OK if I went over with her to France for a holiday, and brought the shotgun back with me (and enter it on my shotgun cert), as long as I declare it to the red channel at UK & the french customs?? Or would I have to take it to a french dealer, and get them to export it, and then have the old shotgun proofed in the UK? Would I have to get a European Firearms Pass from my local authority before going to France, so I can bring it back??
I would love to know (and her) what the procedures are.