I have an A-TEC Maxim 6.5 reflex moderator.
It is no longer a 6.5 moderator but a rather ragged .30 moderator !!!
I know the letter of the law states that I should dispose of the ragged one then apply for a variation to acquire another.
But this is where, to me, common sense kicks in.
The one I have is on my FC as an A-TEC Moderator with no identifying marks.
The one I wish to replace it with will be identical.
So all I would be doing to carry out this transaction, is creating paperwork, using up time and mileage going to my RFD for disposal then the Police licencing office for my variation and then back to my RFD for the replacement, then notification of the transaction to the Police licencing office, by E Mail.
I cannot see why an RFD cannot be trusted to check my authority to hold and, as long as it is being replaced by an identical model, just take the old moderator and sell me the new one.
Until such times as moderators are identified with serial numbers, I do not see why BASC or any other shooting related organisation, could not raise this issue at their next meeting with ACPO or better still, do away with all this nonsense involving what is really just a pipe.