German firearms law - English translation

Alsacien

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#3
BIGBIRD101 said:
122k might be too big for babelfish, but have you considered breaking it down into smaller chunks?
Yeah, but its .pdf 122k (54 pages), if I convert to Word it gets bigger, copy pdf text and I lose the format which would take as long to sort as the translation.
Some septics must have done this, but I am still googling to find something...
 
#4
There used to be a liason officer with the Deuche Jagdverband in Rheindahlen who could help. I would not want to rely on a Bablefish translation of legal stuff, particularly firearms regs, particularly in Germany. You need to talk to someone who knows...

I know in the days of BAOR that UK forces could get a Jagdschein through the British forces shooting association. You could sit all the exams etc in English. I suspect that this stems from the fact that it was the Brits who set up the German hunting system after the War...

I never hunted in Germany, so never bothered to get a Jagdschein, however I did have a Waffenbezitscarte which allowed me to take myshotguns to the clay range. All you did was turn up to the local Politzi Amt and flash your MOD 90...
 
#6
Royalmile seems to have come up with a good suggestion there. I know for a fact that a translation of the Waffengesetz exists because I did it myself for the Brandenburg State Ministry of Agriculture in 1992. However, I no longer have a copy of it and the folks there don't seem to be able to find it.

At the moment I'm waiting for a call back from the folks at the Deutsche Waffen Journal, who might know where to find a copy. I'll keep you posted.
 

Alsacien

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#8
Bugsy said:
Royalmile seems to have come up with a good suggestion there. I know for a fact that a translation of the Waffengesetz exists because I did it myself for the Brandenburg State Ministry of Agriculture in 1992. However, I no longer have a copy of it and the folks there don't seem to be able to find it.

At the moment I'm waiting for a call back from the folks at the Deutsche Waffen Journal, who might know where to find a copy. I'll keep you posted.
Thanks Bugsy, appreciated - if no joy I will mail this Tony chap in Herford.
 
#9
If your aim is to get a Jagdschein or a Waffenbsitzkarte, try contacting the BASC. They're very helpful and already have translations of some of the standard documents, eg: a note in respect of the Deer Stalking Certificate qualifications.

I have a Jagdschein but no Waffenbesitzkarte. I have a UK firearms certificate and got a European Firearms Pass as well which the German plod are happy with.

In short, if you already have a UK licence, you probably don't need a German one but if you want to shoot game (rather than targets or clays) you will need a Jagdschein.
 
#11
PM me your email and I can give all the details as I still hold a Jagdschein and WBK despite being back in UK for nearly a year.
 

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