Cut a long story straight, had my 6.5x55 with a dealer for sale. Took 6 weeks to sell. As soon as it sold i went round to collect my money and do license details.
The same day i fill out a variation form to apply for a " 1 for1" variation to get my .30-06 sorted. Send it off with no fee.
Yesterday i get a call from Firearms dept, saying that as the dealer registered the gun with him a few weeks before I have to pay £26 fee as " 1 for 1" variations are only free for a 7 day period from the date you sold your gun!
Sounds like the dealer sold the gun a few weeks before i did and didnt tell me and the gun was put on new buyers license a few weeks before i took it off mine.
Has anyone else come across this before? I for one have never seen it written down on any variation forms.