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Be aware: Lever-release v Lever-action

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Lever-release v Lever-action


I had a call from an FEO (S Wales Police) today. He explained that they had realised their database did not distinguish between lever-action (legal) and lever-release (imminently "illegal"). He wanted to check if any of my three lever-action rifles were actually Lever-release.


This seemed specifically related to 45cal (in my case 45Colt and 45-70), rather than my 38/357mag.


Something to be aware of, in case confusion occurs in other forces.

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I’m with Gwent Police and I’ve just checked my FAC. My under leaver is listed as “LEAVER ACTION”. I do remember writing ‘Under Leaver Rifle’ on my variation but i suspect when the FEO digitises the details, they select a pre-defined value from their list on the system.

I’ll keep an ear out for a call in case - thanks for the heads up!

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I've just looked at my FAC, I've got "lever action" for a Marlin 44,  "lever action" for Uberti 357  and "Under lever" for a Henry 45/70 !

I can't remember if that's what I called them on the application to Staffs & West Midlands.

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