From 12th December 2019, under the Firearms Regulations 2019, DWSUK is required by law to notify all transfers (sales) of deactivated firearms to the Home Office. Full details of this requirement can be found here. The notication requirements within the legislation extend not just to dealers but also to collectors who have a legal obligation to notify the Home Office of what they have in their possession and of any subsequent transfers.
Where you purchase from us, we will complete the required notification and you will not need to complete any further notifications on the purchased item until you transfer/sell it. This applies to all applicable deactivated firearms sold by us from 12th December 2019.
If you have purchased an applicable deactivated firearm from us prior to 12/12/2019, you will need to submit a notification for it to the Home Office. Forms for submitting your notifications can be found here - both for notifying items in your possession and notifying of their transfer (separate forms).
Not all deactivated firearms have to be notified and there is a transitional period which applies to items in your possession prior to 14th September 2018. These do not have to be notified until 14th March 2021 unless you transfer them prior to this date. Please see below for an outline of what does and does not need to be notified: