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Antique Firearms - Change in the Law

Information notice: Changes in Law

 

Antique Firearms - 22 March 2021

 

Some firearms that were previously classified as antique and did not need a licence no longer qualify.

By 11.59pm on 21 September 2021 you must have a licence to own one of these firearms, or you must legally dispose of it:

  • 320 British (also known as .320 Revolver CF, short or long)
  • .41 Colt (short or long)
  • .44 Smith and Wesson Russian
  • .442 Revolver (also known as .44 Webley)
  • 4mm Dutch Revolver
  • 6mm German Ordnance Revolver
  • 11mm French Ordnance Revolver M1873 (Army)

 

If you have any queries regarding your antique firearms please email us Contact Us, or you can download an application form - Application for a certificate

 

Further details can be found here Gov.UK Opens in new window