1147Re: rifled flintlocks in the UK
- May 5, 1999
> First, one must have a darned good reason to bring it over (reenactments(don't
> qualify; I've been invited to be with the UK 1/95th at a living history
> event in August 1999). You also need a sponsor who is a UK resident
> know whether they have to be UK citizens). Then, the applicant and his orthe
> her sponsor must get and fill out the correct application forms, namely
> "Application for a Visitor's Firearm/Shot Gun Permit"(Firearms Form 107),in
> and the "Application For Grant of an Explosives Certificate To Those
> Resident Outside The United Kingdom" (COER/2).
> Both forms are good for individuals as well as groups. You must spell out
> the forms exactly when, where and for what purpose you plan to use theI
> rifled flintlock. They also ask if you plan to bring explosives with you.
> don't plan to, and I seriously doubt the US Govt. will let anybody takeany
> on the plane, even in the checked luggage. They also ask if you plan tobuy
> any firearms or shotguns, acc. to their definitions, while in the UK, butfrom
> I'd probably need some kind of export licence.
> The police officer, who is helping my sponsor (my sister-in-law, who is
> Winchester, Hants) with the application, strongly recommended the lattergranted
> form, at the very least because it's one of the few things that are
> free by the UK Police! :^)I honestly can't believe the beauracratic "bull***t! one must go through to
bring a flintlock rifle or musket into the UK. The forms and sponsors and
the cost of 24 pounds to get a piece of paper saying you can come in with
your gun! 24 pounds is a lot to pay for the privilege of going bang!
I realize we in Canuck land have strict gun laws but the UK's are crazy.
Sadly I don't think I'd ever do a re-enactment there.
In regards to the French forces or "Evil Empire" at Fort York, I hear they
are going to set up speakers on the field so when the "Evil Empire" forces
deploy on the field they can play Darth Vader's theme music.
(yah I know it was a bad joke but what the hell, isn't there a new Star
Wars movie coming out?).
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