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abec1989



Joined: 16 Sep 2006
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Location: swansea

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: MY COLLECTION Reply with quote

HI I AM 17 AND I STARTED TO COLLECT DEACTIVATED WEAPONS IN FEBUARY I HAVE

WW2 VICKERS MACHINE GUN I PAID £460
WW2 RUSSIAN MAXIM MACHINE GUN I PAID £399
WW2 LEE ENFIELD NO4 RIFLE I PAID £130
STEN GUN I PAID £130
AND I HAVE A LAW66 ROCKET LAUNCHER I PAID £50

ARE THESE GOOD PRICES

AND HAS ANYONE GOT A VICKERS WATER CONDENSER TIN FOR SALE

THANK YOU AARON EVANS
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NeilMac



Joined: 28 Jun 2006
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Location: UK Midlands

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about the MGs but a live No.4 is betweeen £130-250. (more for something really special) Why not get an FAC and have a real one?

The real test when buying anything is "have you got £xx of satisfaction for your money"? (unless you're doing it as a business of course)

I've just shelled out £4053 for a TRG22 with a Schmidt und Bender 5-25x56 scope.

I anticipate deriving a great deal of pleasure from shooting it! (Starts tomorrow!)

Then again, in terms of value for money, the BSA Sportsman 15 22RF bolt action rifle that I paid £6 for has not only given me a great deal of shooting enjoyment but has also provided a lot of enjoyable dinners! I'm still astonished that I once shot a (witnessed) 3 round 1/2" group at 175 yards with it. 6x scope off a sandbag. I doubt I could repeat the feat but it showed the quality of the rifle.

I 'm not into de-acts myself, I hate to see great engineering mutilated.

Best wishes,

Neil Mac'
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They seem like reasonable prices to me.
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abec1989



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Location: swansea

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:36 am    Post subject: FAC Reply with quote

thanks foy your reply

how much will a FAC be and how old do i have to be to have one.
and where can i use a firearm i think there are no clubs in swansea.

thank you aaron evans
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JonathanL
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Joined: 02 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: FAC Reply with quote

abec1989 wrote:
thanks foy your reply

how much will a FAC be and how old do i have to be to have one.
and where can i use a firearm i think there are no clubs in swansea.

thank you aaron evans


You can have an FAC at 14 but can't purchase anything on it until you are 17. Costs £56 at present I think, applicaion is you local police. You will also need to figure in costs such cabinet, etc.

J.
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Mick F
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: FAC Reply with quote

abec1989 wrote:
thanks foy your reply

how much will a FAC be and how old do i have to be to have one.
and where can i use a firearm i think there are no clubs in swansea.

thank you aaron evans

As J says, you can have an FAC at 14. Have a look at:
http://www.essex.police.uk/services/s_fa_08.php
It costs £50 for the grant (J had it wrong) and £40 to renew. It lasts 5 years.

For clubs in the Swansea area try the NRA on: 01483 797777.

I know it's a bit long winded, but if you have a look at the guidance, it'll give you an idea of the criteria:
http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/news-and-publications/publication/operational-policing/HO-Firearms-Guidance.pdf
Cheers
Mick Fidgeon:-)
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JonathanL
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: FAC Reply with quote

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It costs £50 for the grant (J had it wrong) and £40 to renew. It lasts 5 years.


Rub it in why don't you Crying or Very sad

I'm sure there's a six somewhere relating to FAC's - variation to increase numbers?

J.
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Mick F
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: FAC Reply with quote

JonathanL wrote:
Quote:
It costs £50 for the grant (J had it wrong) and £40 to renew. It lasts 5 years.


Rub it in why don't you Crying or Very sad

I'm sure there's a six somewhere relating to FAC's - variation to increase numbers?

J.

Yes, you're right, £26 to vary a certificate which increases the amount of firearms:
http://www.essex.police.uk/services/s_fa_04.php
Quote:
Variation of Fees Order 2000 [S.I. 2000/3148]
Fees applicable to grants or renewals from 1st January, 2001 are:

Firearms Certificates (Valid for 5 years)

Grant of firearm certificate
£50.00

Renewal of firearm certificate
£40.00

Variation of a firearm certificate (other than when it is renewed at the same time) so as to increase the number of firearms to which the certificate relates
£26.00

Replacement of a firearm certificate which has been lost or destroyed.
£ 9.00


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Shot Gun Certificates (Valid for 5 years)

Grant of Shot Gun Certificate
£50.00

Renewal of Shot Gun Certificate
£40.00

Replacement of Shot Gun Certificate which has been lost or destroyed
£ 8.00

Renewal of Shot Gun Certificate which expires at the same time as a firearms certificate (co-terminous)
£10.00


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Explosives Certificates

Acquire and keep (valid for 3 years)
Free

Acquire only (valid for 1 year)
Free


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Dealer Registration (Valid for 3 years)

Initial registration of a person as a firearms dealer
£150.00

Triennial re registration as a firearms dealer
£150.00

Game Fair etc., if principal place of business is in another Police Force area.
£ 12.00


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Club Approvals

Home Office Club Approval
(valid for 6 years)
£84.00

Firearm Certificate for Home Office approved club
(valid for 5 years)
Free


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Visitors Permits

Application for a single Visitors Permit
£12.00

Group application for a Visitors Permit (5 to 20 people)

Cheers
Mick Fidgeon:-)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It used to be £56, it was dropped to £50 a few years ago, IIRC.
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twobells



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: MY COLLECTION Reply with quote

abec1989 wrote:

AND HAS ANYONE GOT A VICKERS WATER CONDENSER TIN FOR SALE

THANK YOU AARON EVANS


http://www.thegunner.net/vickers.htm

Try these guys and good luck with the FAC.


tb
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