Deactivated Guns. 

November 2019 Update.

New firearms legislation requiring the notification of deactivated weapons has been initiated as a result of the UK’s delayed exit from the EU, the brilliant BASC is advising its members and the trade.

From 12 December 2019 it will be a legal requirement to register the transfer of deactivated weapons with the Home Office. Notification of the possession of deactivated weapons will be staggered. Those acquired after September 2018 will require immediate notification, with all other deactivated weapons requiring notification come March 2021. Failure to comply could result in a criminal record and a fine of up to £200.

The new legislation has been transposed directly from the EU Firearms Directive which was initiated following terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015.

Specific details about the deactivated weapons notification scheme and what information is required has yet to be published by the Home Office. 


Prestige Arms urges all shooters and collectors to join the BASC.

Without the BASC we have no hope.

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

 Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham, LL12 0HL.

 Tel: 01244 573 000     Fax: 01244 573 001

Click Here to visit the BASC website


~ Prestige Arms are selling a W. Richards deactivated shotgun in accordance with the new lgislation ~

We are very grateful to the BASC for all the help and support they give shooters and collectors.

Deactivated shotgun made by W. Richards.

please e mail Gunsmith Mike for more information :


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