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Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Postby acecat999 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:36 am

Common sense really.

You spend £50 to apply with no guarentee that it will be accepted. No point spending more on what could end up being an expensive metal box. Its not a legal requirement just common sense especially if you are applying for something that you have to be a member of a club that you haven't yet joined, or intend to use it somewhere you don't yet have permission. besides you don't have anything to put in the cabinet yet?

Our first application said storage to be agreed. FLO came around and said he would approve the application, plus where in house he wanted the cabinet, which duely appeared within a fortnight exactly where he asked.

they checked it at first renewal.


The second cabinet caused more trouble as they couldn't go in a place that the Met would normally agreed to. I've got agreement for the third cabinet but they want other security on the house first.



It might different with the carrot crunchers but in Some Suburban areas security IS NOT JUST A CABINET. They look at windows, doors, alarms, etc


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Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Postby Sophia » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:36 pm

I will second the comments about security with the Met - I remember when Peter had his preliminary meeting with Firearms chap he looked closely at our monitored alarm and the window locks. He particularly like the fact that P's office which is on the first floor was part of the partial set at night. He also looked at the wall where P proposed to attach the cabinet both for type of wall (exterior brick) and visibility as the office has blinds rather than nets - it is mounted on the same wall as the window so not visible from the outside. He also looked closely at where we store the powder and made some specific recommendations. The rest of the visit was spent cheerfully discussing period firearms and the second visit was a formality.


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Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Postby paste » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:21 pm

Hi Folks,
For collectors and shooters you can also ask advice from the "Muzzle Loaders of Great Britain" - a club that specialises in Black Powder weaponry, either for target shooting or collecting.
Well worth joining if you have problems locally getting an appropriate licence to own both Shotgun or Firearms.
Regards
Dave Allan (Pike And Shot Events Limited)



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Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Postby acecat999 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:21 pm

Been a while. But remember to have reenactment as a reason on your FACsimile.

And name all the groups.

Otherwise.........well had to tell people their license didn't let them play last year.


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Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Postby John Waller » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:08 pm

Just a heads up. Did an event recently where we had a planned visit from the local firearms licencing officer. He checked our licences and three out of ten were not signed by the holder, It is a licence condition that you sign in ink on receipt. We do check licences at every event but until now have only checked the dates. He was OK with it and allowed the reprobates to sign them but you could get into bother with someone less sympathetic. Check your and your members licences ASAP.


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Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Postby Lutfi » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:00 pm

Joolz - definition of a bone-fide re-enactor is someone who is a member of a group which carries Public Liability Insurance and can prove both of those things - being a member (so membership records, bank statements of deposits and receipts,membership cards for a current year and a copy of the insurance certificate are what is required.) You can be a group of one as long as you can pay the full premium on your own.



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Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Postby Lutfi » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:41 am

I'm not entirely sure, because my liscences are co-terminus (I renew them together), but I believe the belonging to a recognised group guideline is only an FAC thing, not a shotgun thing. As someone mentioned earlier it's different rules.




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