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At Long Last...

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At Long Last...

Postby Tommo » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:19 am

Well, after being in storage since last November the Revd Mrs Tommo and I finally got our guns back yesterday. New licences issued by the Isle of Man in a system that is very different to the UK. My FAC is only good for three years and I'm hugely restricted on .243 and .308 ammo. There is no provision on the Island for full bore target shooting so having a 400/200 ammo allowance doesn't wash over here. No matter, other fish to fry, as they say...

What constitutes as a Shotgun Cert over here is known as a Regulated Weapons Certificate. It looks like this...

RWC 2018.jpg


Now this is good for ten years but it also covers air rifles, Co2 pistols/rifles and crossbows. ALL have to be on a RWC, no exceptions. My Mossberg 500 12g pump is now on my FAC because that's the way they prefer shotguns of that ilk to be classified..
The Revd Mrs Tommo managed a remarkable 'coup' in negotiating a combined price for a 14 gun Buffalo River Black Diamond cabinet AND storage fees. I paid just under £700 for the lot..!!!!!!! Work out the storage costs alone and you'll see why it's so good. Storage costs £1.00 per item, per day. We have 15 'items'. And they have been stored for exactly 100 days...!!!!!!! :shock: :cheese: :thumbs:

Well they are all home safe now..

Cab 1 2018.jpg


Cab 3 2018.jpg
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Re: At Long Last...

Postby Les1066 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:08 am

Congratulations, Tommo! :thumbs:

It sounds like quite a procedure in the IOM, but at least it's all sorted now. ;)
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Re: At Long Last...

Postby Coldfinger » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:23 am

The look of joy on your face says it all :lol:
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Re: At Long Last...

Postby Buffy Vampire Slayer » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:52 am

Glad it's all sorted now tommo 8-)
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Re: At Long Last...

Postby Keef » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:02 pm

Would you sell a gun to someone who looked like that? :shock: :shock:


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Re: At Long Last...

Postby flintlok » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:24 pm

The cabinet needs more guns. I can see it in his eyes. Congrats on the successful completion of you permit process. :thup: :thup: :thup: :thup:
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Re: At Long Last...

Postby Sidebyside » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:23 pm

Keef wrote:Would you sell a gun to someone who looked like that? :shock: :shock:


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Re: At Long Last...

Postby Tommo » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:26 pm

Keef wrote:Would you sell a gun to someone who looked like that? :shock: :shock:


:grin: :grin:


Not in a million years.. but, then again, I'm on the inside looking out.. Hey Keef.. you'd like it over here. Lots of people at the top end of ancient and the bottom end of decrepit - so we both fit in well.. :die: :thumbs: :die:
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Re: At Long Last...

Postby Texasproud » Sat May 25, 2019 4:33 pm

Tommo are you allowed to have a handgun there?
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Re: At Long Last...

Postby Coldfinger » Sat May 25, 2019 6:08 pm

Maybe you should edit that photograph to mask out your name and D.o.B :hmm:
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