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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:47 pm 
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Pete wrote:
A Bratton laid on it's back, and carriage screwed into the floor (easy if it's a wooden floor). Slab of foam rubber and a chintzy cover and pretend it's an ottoman............(not a Turk, a blanket box)
Opening the lid will build a bit of bicep, too.............I did this when I started, and FEO was impressed. It was in the loft, though........

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Good idea, I was going to recommend fixing to the floor (assuming floor boards), the flat owner may not want drilled fixings if a solid floor.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:37 pm 
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Slight update: I had a very lovely call from my local FEO in response to my email. He told me I was overthinking it and worrying about nothing, and that I could store with an RFD, or mount a cabinet in a third-party's home (as long as I didn't keep the keys at that address). I asked if it would be an issue if the RFD in question was in another force's area (as my club is across the bridge in South Wales), and he said that he couldn't see any reason why that would be a problem. I'm still pondering my preferred solution to the problem, but no longer tearing my hair out over it quite so dramatically!

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It is doable, if it is at a non-RFD address then you should talk to your FEO and get them to advise but if it is at an RFD's then they could just add it to their register as a storage item.


Cheers for the input. I was considering asking my club secretary (an RFD) to store them, and in lieu of my parents miraculously changing lifelong attitudes towards guns, this may be the best option!

Pete wrote:
A Bratton laid on it's back, and carriage screwed into the floor (easy if it's a wooden floor). Slab of foam rubber and a chintzy cover and pretend it's an ottoman............(not a Turk, a blanket box)
Opening the lid will build a bit of bicep, too.............I did this when I started, and FEO was impressed. It was in the loft, though........

Pete


Very interesting idea. I'll have to check if the room is totally carpeted, as my new landlady/housemate probably wouldn't appreciate me tearing-up the carpet! lol

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:25 pm 
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Storage at an RFD would typically cost around £2 per gun per week.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:05 pm 
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Rockhopper wrote:
Storage at an RFD would typically cost around £2 per gun per week.


NRA at Bisley as an RFD charges, I believe, £3 -something / day, or £ 20 / something per month, or £ 70 / something per year to members, with unlimited in and out when the armoury is open ( range opening hours plus 30 minutes at each end).


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:00 pm 
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Gosh, a fair variance then!


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