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Foreign Gun Owners(outside US members)...Show your stuff...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nwilliams, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. philuk44

    philuk44 Member

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    Hi Catherine

    The picture in my post of me shooting the Enfield was taken at Otterburn ranges in the north of England. My club books it sometimes - great range with electronic falling targets at unmarked distances out to 800 or 1000 yards. Mind you, I can't hit them at that range with the Enfield but it shoots well out to 600 yards or so.

    There's more information on the range here:

    http://www.otterburnranges.co.uk/

    Phil
     
  2. Calibre44

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    Any guns with a barrel length less than 30cm or an overall length less than 60cm except muzzleloaders and air pistols are banned.

    The procedure to own a LBR is the same as for a rifle. Find somewhere where you have permission to shoot and have a reason to do so: target practice or competition shooting if fine as a reason. You also need to have somewhere to store it securely. Then apply to the local Police – so long as you have a gun safe that meets their recommendations, are of good character and not a criminal you should get a Firearms Certificate. The main problem with a LBR though, is the cost: typically approx £600 so that’s over a $1000 to you. I’ve fired a .44 Mag version, which was very accurate but painful on the wrist!

    The procedure to own a muzzleloading pistol is actually the same. The only main difference is if you want to use Black Powder in it. You can use Pyrodex and 777 without a licence but not BP. You must first purchase a Police approved wooden storage box with compartments to store the BP in. The box must be secured to the fabric of the house so that it cannot be removed. It also has to be properly marked with certified explosive stickers. This is just in case Firefighters need to attend a fire so they know what they are dealing with. The compartments are designed to collapse in a fire to allow the BP to ignite in a cloud of smoke rather than explode. For this reason you are not allowed to store BP in a metal container since the pressure would cause it to turn into a bomb.

    Once this has been done an Explosives Officer will check it all out and issue you with an explosives licence so you can purchase your BP – it runs for 3 years. You also need to obtain a licence to transport it but this is usually obtained via quick phone call and a faxed copy of your licence.
     
  3. nwilliams

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    Thanks for all the info Calibre44, you've help answer a few lingering questions of mine about gun ownership in the UK.

    Keep the pictures coming and thanks to all who have contributed so far, good stuff!
     
  4. Gunnerpalace

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    Looks like either a .22 or an airgun of some sort.

    Barman, I really like the display cases and set up for the pistols. :)
     
  5. philuk44

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    The rifle bottom left in your pic - is it an Air Arms? TX200 maybe?

    If it's not then I'm stumped. Nice collection though.......... :D

    Phil
     
  6. Calibre44

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    Heay Phil

    Used to go to a few years ago but usually only go twice a year - my club rents Melville range in March and Short Siberia in September. I’ll probably try and get to the Phoenix meet next summer as well – yep a pint of fine ale is always welcome!

    cheers
     
  7. Medusa

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    Not all are mine, but i get a hold on them once in a while (all pics are already been in a thread somewhere):

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    Last pic is a new one (attached)
     
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  8. Shung

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    wow !!! :eek:


    VERY NICE !!!
     
  9. Catherine

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    Phil,

    Thanks for the information and the LINK.

    I thought that it looked like Northern England. Cool!

    Take care.

    Catherine
     
  10. throdgrain

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    Hello all. I post a bit but rarely visit this part of the forum. Anyway, here's my trusty picture of my trusty Benelli M2. Theres still lots of shooters Great Britain, particularly shotgunners.

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  11. Speedo66

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    Medusa, In the second photo, are those Swedish Ks?
     
  12. barman

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    Wow, some real awesome gun collections on this thread. :eek:
     
  13. Medusa

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    Yep, the real full-auto ones.
     
  14. HB

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    Awesome thread

    HB
     
  15. Kind of Blued

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    You may not have such freedoms, but at least you have real castles. :)

    This is a REALLY cool and eye-opening thread.
     
  16. neapoi

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    Wonderful!

    Just thought I'd pop my head in here and say how wonderful it is to hear from our neighbors across the pond and beyond. Often times, we have many misconceptions about gun ownership in other countries. Thanks for the lesson guys! Keep it up!:)
     
  17. schmidtundveßon

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    I'm quoting myself from another thread:
    "You're allowed to have pretty much anything as long as it's not automatic or for military use only. You need a permit which is issued by the police and you can get one easily if you pass a medical and a background check (having no prior convictions etc.). Getting a CCW is much harder, but not completely forbidden."

    I don't know much about gun laws in Slovenia or Serbia...
     
  18. Boris Barowski

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    (bigger version)

    mauser K98k (S/42 1936)
    K31
    2x Marlin 336W (one I got for my 18th birthday, other one was so cheap I couldn't not buy it :p)
    ERMA EM1 (M1 replica in .22lr, you probably know it as an "Iver Johnson")
    HK USP Expert .40s&w
    Dan Wesson Patriot Commander Bobtail (.45ACP, what else :p)

    I'm Belgium, and more specifically the northern, Flemish part.
    I'm 20 years old, and even the pistols are legally mine :)
     
  19. nwilliams

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    **bump**
     
  20. D-Day

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    It's an inspiration to see our friends around the world still bearing arms.
     
  21. Mk VII

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    BAR from New England Small Arms with Auto-Ordnance barrel

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  22. Fred West

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    Nice one Fred :)

    Hope you havent got anything buried under the patio though :(
     
  24. JZ06

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    BenelliNova12gauge.gif

    that is my benelli nova 12 gauge

    here is my russian ij-70 makarov pistol

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  25. Calibre44

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    Nice collection Fred - is the 5th one down a AIA No4 in 7.62?
     
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