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Question Selling An Air Rifle Privately And Its Serial Number

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Juckaman, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Juckaman

    Juckaman Newbie

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    I am thinking about privately selling a BSA Hornet .22 I bought earlier in the year. I was just wondering is the serial number generic for all similar models or will it specifically be attached to my name and address? And if so when selling how do you change this to the new owner?

    Any advice would be muchly appreciated.

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  2. Sky

    Sky Top Poster

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    If it is a high powered FAC rifle (unlikely), then it should be on your certificate.

    If it's just a standard low powered one (under 12fpe) then there is only need to keep/record the number for your own security (to prove it's yours if stolen etc.) if you want to. There is no legal requirement to do this.
     
  3. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Neither. Serial numbers are unique to the rifle as one would expect, while if it's a sub 12-ftlb rifle there is no requirement for it to be "registered" to your address.

    If it was bought from a dealer you'll have had to have given your details to them upon purchase, but this remains only on the dealer's register and isn't entered onto any further, central Police database (although they do have access to the dealer records if they wish).

    Should you be approached by the Police in future about the rifle (which is highly unlikely) you simply state that you sold it. As a private individual you're not obliged to retain any information about the seller as long as you're following the usual laws (ensuring they're over 18 etc).
     
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    Readie Grumpy Old Fart

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    I like the new picture of yourself as your avatar, it's always good putting a face to a name.

    However, if I'm being honest, I pictured you as a lot older in my head....:D
     
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