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    Target shooting in all forms; military stuff; wristwatches; fountain pens.

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  1. Shuggy

    Fitting cabinet

    There is some really good guidance in this document. I believe that the associations had a hand in developing the guidance. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/915934/25072019_Firearms_Security_Manual_2019.pdf
  2. Shuggy

    Incompetent RFD

    Agreed. If they have been formally designated as an ‘Investigating Officer’ then they do have certain powers.
  3. Shuggy

    Incompetent RFD

    The clue is in their job title. FEOs are employed to make enquires on behalf of the police in the administration of the firearms acts. However they have no formal police powers of interview and arrest. I am absolutely no solicitor or legal expert, but I suspect that this would be described as a ‘consensual conversation’, i.e. the FEO could only appear in court as a witness to be cross examined on what was said.
  4. Shuggy

    Incompetent RFD

    Ah, if the interview was conducted by the FEO, then I think that there is less cause to be concerned. An FEO is a police civilian employee, so has no powers to conduct a formal or voluntary interview under PACE - only a police officer can do that. I get that you are upset; and who wouldn’t be in the circumstances? However I think that this is a very good reason for letting someone independent speak on your behalf, such as the BASC.
  5. Shuggy

    Incompetent RFD

    That would appear to be an unlawful procedure. As was explained earlier in the thread, it is perfectly lawful to possess an unproved firearm. An offence only occurs if you attempt to sell, exchange, or export an item that is not in proof. Even more reason to get the BASC etc. involved.
  6. Shuggy

    Incompetent RFD

    I am sorry to hear that. Your rights should have been explained to you irrespective of whether it was under caution or voluntary. Time to get your solicitor and / or national association involved I would think.
  7. Shuggy

    Incompetent RFD

    How was it a breach of your lawful rights? Presumably this was a voluntary interview conducted under the PACE code of practice? Therefore your rights should have been fully explained to you at the start of the interview.
  8. Shuggy

    Fitting cabinet

    You basically need to find an external or internal load bearing wall. Some big anchor bolts and you are there.
  9. Shuggy

    9mm straight pull options?

    I have an Armalon PC9, bought way back when with pistol compensation money. It’s a quality bit of kit, which I shall never sell. But I am not sure if Peter is still making them. In terms of AR15 pattern carbines, I see that Calibre Innovations is advertising a 9mm straight pull.
  10. Shuggy

    Incompetent RFD

    Isn’t that the joy of UKV? 😊
  11. Shuggy

    Incompetent RFD

    I have to disagree. That’s exactly the same principle that’s applied in gun proof, except that by definition a firearm is dynamically rather than statically pressurised. I believe that CIP specifies that the proof test should be set at 125% of the maximum specified design pressure. As with boilers, the proof pressure is always selected to remain within the elastic region of typical barrel and breech steels, e.g. 416R stainless, so no permanent weakening of the material will occur. If something fails proof, it will be down to a crack, or improper heat treatment etc. that has taken the yield strength of the material way down into the normal elastic region.
  12. Shuggy

    Arca / Swiss rail systems

    Well, you are not wrong. I have to say that looks extremely nice. How does the price compare?
  13. Shuggy

    Incompetent RFD

    That’s an excellent point. And speaking personally, if I possessed one of these guns, I would want it proofed for sure. However, I am pretty sure that there are a few unproved guns in use in the field and on ranges where the owners have not asked themselves that question.
  14. Shuggy

    AI Steel Magazines - take down method?

    The special tool is called a soft faced mallet. Just give the floorplate a whack from the back edge.
  15. Shuggy

    Incompetent RFD

    I agree!

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