The predictable reactions of ignorant politicians which penalised every law abiding sports shooter was perhaps easier to see coming...
I take it from Section 7/3 that you used the reasoning 'aesthetic quality or technical interest' and that you store it a designated place?
3) The authority of the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers (by virtue of provision made under section 63 of the Scotland Act 1998) is not required by virtue of subsection 1(aba) of section 5 of the 1968 Act for a person to have in his possession, or to purchase or acquire, or to sell or transfer, a firearm which:
(a) is of particular rarity, aesthetic quality or technical interest; or
(b) is of historical importance.
if he is authorised by a firearm certificate to have the firearm in his possession subject to a condition requiring it to be kept and used only at a place designated for the purposes of this subsection by the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers (by virtue of provision made under section 63 of the Scotland Act 1998).
These are amongst my favourites.
Dieudonne Saive was a great designer.
Thanks Phil you are a gent I will look at that now!! I do plenty of shooting in my job but none when I'm home so I wouldn't mind a bit more! Never can have enough shooting lol. Cheers Terry.
very nice Hi power you have there!
I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.
You really do need to form some sort of military collectors body to lobby for a more consistent legal regime for the collecting of firearms in Britain as we have here in Australia (with a similar legal and parliamentary system as yours).
And back to the original thread....I do have the privilege of owning this beauty and after a bit more research I have found and inspectors mark which belonged to a Monsieur Alexandre Lambert who was an inspector at FN between 1927 and 1953 so my Hi Power dates from that period, most likely early fifties, I hope to narrow that down further when I can decipher the actual date code which I think I've located (see pic).... Photos are of the ,as yet, unidentified date code just forward of the trigger and M. Lamberts inspection stamp on the slide which also appears on the frame, stripping the gun may provide further clues.......great fun this detective work....
Beautiful Hi Power. And thanks for the info on legally being able to own it in the UK. Very enlightening.