Send­ing a gun to auc­tion

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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

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