My wife's grand pa just died after many years of happy shooting in Italy and has left me his shot guns . Both 12 bore , one modern automatic , and a 1930's or 1940's side by side . I think I can get a license fairly easily , living in the countryside , and intending to join a clay pigeon club etc . Questions though , can I keep an automatic in the UK , as I have no interest in rough shooting , and assuming I get the license , how do I get them into the country ? I was in Pisa airport this morning and the list of strictly prohibited items that you cannot carry onto an aircraft includes firearms . I'm not that fussed about the automatic , apart from wanting it for it's own sake , but the side by side is beautiful with lots of silver chasing etc on the stock .Any advice appreciated .