Despite the bad press that many firearms depts. get I have nothing else but praise for the above departments. My brother recently passed away and left his shotguns and rifles to me, he had a section 5 pistol amongst the arms in his safe. I approached Cumbria firearms to see what the process was to hand in the section 5. They authorised me to access his safe and transport the pistol from his house to the local firearms dept. the next day. (sensible). They said that they would prepare a section 7 certificate to cover me for posssesion of his other firearms until I could have them transferred to my certificate. This was ready for me the next day.
On applying to GMP, after a couple of phone calls to check the procedure for the transfer, I had a call from GMP only to check that I had put in place further storage for the additional firearms, (I had ordered another safe). The new safe was checked and passed as suitable. All of this took less than a week.
At a time of geat difficulty for myself I would like to thank.
Pamela Walker. Cumbria and
John Atherton. GMP
for their speedy and sympathetic service during a very difficult time
Oh. BTW. the variation was returned with AOLQ on my centrefires.