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JJsDad

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    Lifelong shooter. Used to shoot clays and rifle competitively, but lost the competitive instinct a number of years back. Member of a walk/stand game syndicate for the last 33 years. Enjoy a spot of carp fishing in the summer months & working my 2 ESS on a commercial shoot as a picker up.

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  1. I was asked to pay £25 two years ago and the letter/proforma was completed in around 10 days. This was after having to change GPs as the practice I had been with for around 30 years had a policy of not responding to requests from the Police. My back up plan was a local private (Non-NHS) practice who would obtain my medical records and produce the necessary proforma after a 20 minute interview with one of their Doctors. Their charge was £85.
  2. I think you will find that there are more than "a couple of forces" now insisting on a Doctors letter to support new applications and re-newals. After the last murders in the west country by a lunatic with a licenced shotgun, the vast majority of forces, with the approval of the Home Office, are insisting on this. In Kent, the policy is, no supporting GPs letter, no licence !
  3. Be aware that its not a simple or cheap job to re-stock a B25 Browning. You also need to take into account that the trigger guard from a roach-belly stock will not fit a pistol grip style stock.
  4. I have just had a look at Greenfields website and while they have a 20 bore AYA best quality boxlock for sale, I dont believe its the same gun that I chopped in with them. As they gave me an allowance of £50 more than I paid for it, I was relatively happy, however, I did raise an eyebrow when it appeared on their website at £1k more than the P/X allowance. I did have some photo`s of the stock after it had been adjusted by fitting an orange silvers recoil pad, but it looks like I deleted them after parting with the gun. The gun currently up for sale is fitted with a different pad and what little figure there is, appears different.
  5. I would suggest its also a modern repro ! That cardboard Uberti box wouldnt have survived from 1866 !!!
  6. This. And quite a few ozs under 7lbs.
  7. The slotted screw you can see beneath the latch must be removed together with the small locking block that it passes through. You either need to make a simple angled screw driver to suit or find a screwdriver that will fit without marking/damaging the latch or screw. I have a thin flat-blade screwdriver that has been filed up to fit, this is used after a wet day to remove the fore-end on my B25 game gun.
  8. JJsDad

    AYA No. 3 Magnum

    I have one that fits your bill. But whereabouts are you. I am in N-Kent which may rule things out if you are 100s of miles away.
  9. Thanks David. Common sence from the Police (for once) !
  10. He is not being asked if you are fit to hold a firearm. He is being asked to confirm by (presumably) by going over your medical records or asking you to attend an appointment for a chat, that you do not suffer from a long series of ailments (Depression, drug/alcohol abuse, bi-polar disorder etc, etc, etc.) Most Police websites who insist on a GPs letter give an example of the letter and list the ailments that the GP is expected to comment on.
  11. No, its not a one of payment. Kent Police amongst a number of others are quite clear on their website. A Doctors letter stating you are free from a numbers of ailments is required to support new applications and all re-newals. No letter and they will not process the application. As it is required to support a renewal this suggests that every 5 years the GP will raise an invoice to cover the cost. As my GP charged £25, I can live with that as I accept it is non-NHS business, however there are some horror stories around of people being charged 3 figure sums. All strength to BASCs elbow getting the various parties to agree an acceptable charge for these letters instead of te disgraceful post code lottery that currently exists.
  12. Totally agree. I have just re-newed and my GP advised that there was an admin fee of £25 to cover what is non-NHS work. The guys who think its a smart move to get the required letter and then refuse to pay could find they are shooting themselves in the foot 5 years hence.
  13. Yes, I`ve got a late 2016 model with the latest 2.0 lt diesel engine. Mines the 2 wheel drive, not AWD. Owned it for 15 months and after the 2011 RAV 4 it replaced the comfort, ride, handling and noise levels are a vast improvement. The boot takes 2 Springers with room left over. Overall it returns about 52 to 53 mpg and would do better if I controlled my right foot more. More whistles & bells on it than I will ever use and the leather seats are very comfortable and easy to wipe over. Spent all my life with a `proper` handbrake; so the push/pull button handbrake took a bit of getting used to. Compared with the rather noisy RAV 4 with its somewhat hard seats the Volvo is an absolute pleasure to drive.
  14. As you are still registered with your old GP, why dont you clarify whether he will produce the required letter for the Police. There is no restriction on which and where the GP is based. This requrement (GPs letter) has been creeping in over the last year or so, but at present it is not mandatory with all county forces. So it is highly likely you were not asked to produce one on your previous renewal. Also worth an email or phone call to Glos Firearms Dept. With GPs inundated with routine work and the effects of the virus, they may have a solution to your problem. But I would start looking into storage with a friend or RFD, because the turn around time for renewals is getting worse rather than better with the current lock-down situation. I would guess that a renewal within 2 weeks is almost certainly a non-starter.
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