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Black Powder Restriction - France.........

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:14 am

Black powder purchase is now regulated in the same way as smokeless powders here in France. To buy it you need to produce your ID & Shooting /Hunting licence details. Image
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Postby PeterN2 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:20 pm

You need an explosives licence to buy black powder in the UK as it is classed as a 'low explosive'. The good news is the licence is free and lasts for five years to coincide with the firearm certificate period. For smokeless powder and primers you need to show your Firearm Certificate to the dealer at the time of purchase.
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Postby joseyclosey » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:47 pm

Are the BP firearms still unregulated Duncan?
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:36 am

Yes Joe, and there is no regulation regarding quantity owned, how stored or transported.
It is, of course, a sneaky way of finding out who owns BP guns :mad: :mad:
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Postby joseyclosey » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:43 pm

Interesting, thanks Duncan.
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Re: Black Powder Restriction - France.........

Postby Aughnanure » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:10 pm

Down here (on the real top of the world) one has to produce the Firearms Licence for just about everything, even air gun pellets.

.45 (and other calibre) lead balls are ammunition but if they have a tiny hole through them they are sinkers and not controlled at all. :bigsmile:
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