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Thread: New 2013 Home Office guidance on firearms law

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    New 2013 Home Office guidance on firearms law

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...ensing_Law.pdf

    ​Don't think this has been posted before here.

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    It has been posted before Matt but in dribs and drabs as the various sections have been released. Perhaps admin should now replace the stickie at the top of the legal section with the new document link that you have posted above.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Thanks Matt/Mike, now added to the sticky

    Alex

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    Am i correct in my understanding of the following that all 1 4 1 varriations are free of charge? as there is no mention of 7 days for a free 1 4 1
    “One for one” variations
    10.66
    A
    variation is always necessary if a certificate holder wishes to change one of the firearms,
    even if they wish to purchase one identical to the one they are selling ('Wilson v Coombe',
    Queen’s Bench Divisional Court, July 1988). “One for one” variation refers to firearms that
    are authorised to be acquired following the disposal of a firearm or a request to change
    an existing authority to acquire.There is no set time in which the certificate holder must
    apply for a replacement authority once their firearm is disposed of. The keeping of open
    authorities indefinitely should be discouraged, subject to a collector seeking particular
    firearms. Applications for “one for one” variations should be made by the certificate holder
    submitting their firearm certificate together with a completed Form 101 to the police
    firearms licensing department. Such variations are processed free of charge. In most cases,
    it will not be necessary to re-examine the applicant’s circumstances. Further enquiries will
    be necessary, however, if for example the application is for a change of use or for a full-
    bore firearm when the holder’s shooting club only has facilities for small-bore shooting

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    'Frangible Bullets do not fall under Section 5(1A)(f) of the 1968 Act'

    Just what is a Frangible Bullet then?

    Yorkie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaun22/250 View Post
    Am i correct in my understanding of the following that all 1 4 1 varriations are free of charge? as there is no mention of 7 days for a free 1 4 1
    “One for one” variations
    10.66
    A
    variation is always necessary if a certificate holder wishes to change one of the firearms,
    even if they wish to purchase one identical to the one they are selling ('Wilson v Coombe',
    Queen’s Bench Divisional Court, July 1988). “One for one” variation refers to firearms that
    are authorised to be acquired following the disposal of a firearm or a request to change
    an existing authority to acquire.There is no set time in which the certificate holder must
    apply for a replacement authority once their firearm is disposed of. The keeping of open
    authorities indefinitely should be discouraged, subject to a collector seeking particular
    firearms. Applications for “one for one” variations should be made by the certificate holder
    submitting their firearm certificate together with a completed Form 101 to the police
    firearms licensing department. Such variations are processed free of charge. In most cases,
    it will not be necessary to re-examine the applicant’s circumstances. Further enquiries will
    be necessary, however, if for example the application is for a change of use or for a full-
    bore firearm when the holder’s shooting club only has facilities for small-bore shooting
    It would appear that the wording has been changed slightly from the previous edition of the guidance document where 7 days was mentioned.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkie View Post
    'Frangible Bullets do not fall under Section 5(1A)(f) of the 1968 Act'

    Just what is a Frangible Bullet then?

    Yorkie.
    A frangible bullet in this context is normally of a wax or sintered material and they are normally used for indoor short range training by the armed forces or the police where deep penetration is undesireable. Some of the .22 ammunition used at fairgrounds is also frangible.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 View Post
    A frangible bullet in this context is normally of a wax or sintered material and they are normally used for indoor short range training by the armed forces or the police where deep penetration is undesireable. Some of the .22 ammunition used at fairgrounds is also frangible.
    Barnes Varmint Grenade? They are made of a powdered Metal Core.

    I am just playing Devil's Advocate .

    Yorkie.

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    Thanks for the link, much easier to read all in one lump like that.

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkie View Post
    Barnes Varmint Grenade? They are made of a powdered Metal Core.

    I am just playing Devil's Advocate .

    Yorkie.
    Good point Yorkie, just goes to show that there is an exception to every rule. Obviously they overlooked these when writing the update.
    That's the problem when you try to legislate for everything.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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