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Antique Firearms Update

Action required before 22 September 2021


Wednesday 4th August 2021

Did you know that the law on antique firearms has changed? Some firearms that could previously be possessed without a firearm certificate as an antique are now subject to licensing. Owners of such firearms have until 22 September 2021 to apply to the police for a firearms certificate if they wish to keep them. Alternatively, they can surrender, sell or otherwise dispose of their firearm before 22 September 2021.


Further information about the antique firearms affected by the Antique Firearms Regulations 2021, and the options for owners, can be found on gov.uk (view information on changes to the law on antique firearms).


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