inheritied handgun its scrap metal isnt it?

#1
on another forum a spam was asking as his britsh mate has inherited a GI 1911.
found in a barn apprantly.
was asking if there was anyway of legally exporting back to the US.
thought I ask if there was a way just in case there was.
 
#2
brighton hippy said:
on another forum a spam was asking as his britsh mate has inherited a GI 1911.
found in a barn apprantly.
was asking if there was anyway of legally exporting back to the US.
thought I ask if there was a way just in case there was.
first thing to realise is the brit 'mate' is in possession of an illegal unregistered firearm. now that is serious pokey time. (if its not a de-act)
'I was just going to ask the police if I could export this handgun I found to a mate in the states' will make a very interesting defence plea and I for one would love to hear the judges reply.
 
#3
If its in the UK dump it as handing it in to the police can be a pain in the butt, the nearest deep water sounds good, of course I did not tell you this

A pal of mine found , some time ago, a very tatty MP40 while walking his dog and rang me. I gave him the above advise but the fool went to the police, wich ended up with a crowd of coppers turning his house over cos they didn't believe him
 
#5
tropper66 said:
If its in the UK dump it as handing it in to the police can be a pain in the butt, the nearest deep water sounds good, of course I did not tell you this

A pal of mine found , some time ago, a very tatty MP40 while walking his dog and rang me. I gave him the above advise but the fool went to the police, wich ended up with a crowd of coppers turning his house over cos they didn't believe him
He found an MP40? In this country? "Ow very straaaaaange!"

A friend of mine [a friend of a friend actually] APPARENTLY found an L85A1 after a major exercise on a civvy airbase in the "North West". They lost x3 of them apparently. He APPARENTLY mounted it on his sitting room wall. Load of balls I reckon.
 

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#6
Any RFD can look after it for you, if its a 1911 not an A1 then its section 7 and can be owned on a FAC!
 
#7
ugly said:
Any RFD can look after it for you, if its a 1911 not an A1 then its section 7 and can be owned on a FAC!
How can that be Ugs, it's still a semi-auto / SLP ain't it?
 
#8
DavetheApe said:
tropper66 said:
If its in the UK dump it as handing it in to the police can be a pain in the butt, the nearest deep water sounds good, of course I did not tell you this

A pal of mine found , some time ago, a very tatty MP40 while walking his dog and rang me. I gave him the above advise but the fool went to the police, wich ended up with a crowd of coppers turning his house over cos they didn't believe him
He found an MP40? In this country? "Ow very straaaaaange!"

A friend of mine [a friend of a friend actually] APPARENTLY found an L85A1 after a major exercise on a civvy airbase in the "North West". They lost x3 of them apparently. He APPARENTLY mounted it on his sitting room wall. Load of balls I reckon.
The MP40 was found below a bridge on the M4 just outside Cardiff it had been probably been thrown from a car. he phoned me and I then phoned a friend in the police who told us, off the record to dump it. Friend 1 thought it his duty to hand it in .The local plod went ape and he was cautioned and his house was searched ,it was some time before the weapon was found to have never been used in a crime, it was more than likly thar whoever dumped it was doing the same thing but missed the river rhumny
 

ugly

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#9
So its a pistol produced before 1919 albeit not in an obsolete calibre means it has to be stored at a section 7 facility rather than at home such as a 9mm Steyr. I had 2 of those both sect 7 and self loaders but also obsolete calibres, I kept those at home with my webly revolver and colt new service in .455 but the webley .25 and Colt 03 in .32 both had to be stored at Bisley or somewhere similar!
 

ugly

LE
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#10
In fact late model Rugers or revolvers and pistols of special significance could be applied to be kept for aesthetic reasons!
 
#11
tropper66 said:
The MP40 was found below a bridge on the M4 just outside Cardiff it had been probably been thrown from a car. he phoned me and I then phoned a friend in the police who told us, off the record to dump it. Friend 1 thought it his duty to hand it in .The local plod went ape and he was cautioned and his house was searched ,it was some time before the weapon was found to have never been used in a crime, it was more than likly thar whoever dumped it was doing the same thing but missed the river rhumny
so the rozzers couldnt be arrsed checking if a found illegal weapon was used in a crime and its much easier for them if it just went away???

thing is I can quite believe this happening. :roll:
 

ugly

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#12
Anyone recall the FAL getting chucked in the briney Hippy?
 
#13
I never owned a FAL and know nobody who went rabbit hunting with one.
you can't shoot an air rifle here its a nature reserve
don't worry its not an air rifle its a machine gun :twisted: :roll:
did'nt actually hit any bunnies but sacred a couple
I certainly never stole half a belt of 7.62 as that would have been very naughty.
although a certain officer half inched the companys 9mm :roll:
 
#14
ugly said:
So its a pistol produced before 1919 albeit not in an obsolete calibre means it has to be stored at a section 7 facility rather than at home such as a 9mm Steyr. I had 2 of those both sect 7 and self loaders but also obsolete calibres, I kept those at home with my webly revolver and colt new service in .455 but the webley .25 and Colt 03 in .32 both had to be stored at Bisley or somewhere similar!
Oh... thats interesting. So, bone question #2 coming ... can you legally fire them then?
 
#15
update the owner of said gun has some contacts with armed response so they are going to check it foresnicaly then clear it for export appantly or may just vanish into scrap
 

ugly

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#16
DavetheApe said:
ugly said:
So its a pistol produced before 1919 albeit not in an obsolete calibre means it has to be stored at a section 7 facility rather than at home such as a 9mm Steyr. I had 2 of those both sect 7 and self loaders but also obsolete calibres, I kept those at home with my webly revolver and colt new service in .455 but the webley .25 and Colt 03 in .32 both had to be stored at Bisley or somewhere similar!
Oh... thats interesting. So, bone question #2 coming ... can you legally fire them then?
Of course you can you just need a section 7 facility nearby, tell me where you live and I'll tell you where to shoot the section 7 pistol.
Whatever you do do not hand it in to the plod, if it wa stored away the chances of it being used in a crime after all thses years is minimal and besides plod are more likely to lose or accidentally destroy it! :roll:
 
#17
If inherited it can be held as a trophy of war if obtained before 1945. Don't have the details to hand
 
#18
ugly said:
Any RFD can look after it for you, if its a 1911 not an A1 then its section 7 and can be owned on a FAC!
No, it would require a Section 5 RFD to store/export/handle.
I remember being told about a chap who was miss-sold a Spas 12 as Sec.1 only to have it turn out to be under the legal length limit.

He was able to give it over to a Sec.5 RFD who I believe still has it; for sale with the correct license.
Of course the chap who bought it was Sec.1 licensed, so I doubt they would be impressed if someone walked in with a pistol, and no paperwork whatsoever requesting export.

It's amazing what does turn up from both wars, particularly in the way of fixed-stock sub machine guns; how the hell did they get those home?.
I believe soldiers where searched for firearms, and punished if caught returning with one during/after WW2?.
 
#20
brighton hippy said:
I never owned a FAL and know nobody who went rabbit hunting with one.
you can't shoot an air rifle here its a nature reserve
don't worry its not an air rifle its a machine gun :twisted: :roll:
did'nt actually hit any bunnies but sacred a couple
I certainly never stole half a belt of 7.62 as that would have been very naughty.
although a certain officer half inched the companys 9mm :roll:
So, they were the "holey" ones that only came out on Sundays then? :wink:
 

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