Sending a gun to auction
I have sent two shotguns that I no longer use to auction. Do I have to tell the police?
Not immediately, as you have not disposed of them until they are actually sold. They may fail to sell and you may want them back.
In the first instance, keep the auctioneer’s property receipt so that you can prove where they are if anyone asks. When the guns sell and you have received post-sale advice notifying you of this, you should then tell the Chief Constable who issued your certificate that you have disposed of them. You will need to give the auctioneer’s full details and his authority for possessing firearms, such as his RFD number.
You do not need to send your certificate in when you tell the police that you have disposed of the guns. In the interests of good housekeeping, after the sale strike a line though the entry on your certificate and annotate it with the date and destination of the disposal. This can be formally recorded by the police when you next renew. BH