REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

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REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

Post by sherkhaan09 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:16 pm

Arms Amendment Rules 2020 states that weapons over 50 years old can be held without License.
If we have three weapons on our license and one or more of those can be classified as CURIOS, then what is the procedure to have those weapons classified as CURIOS and get them removed from the License?
In spite of contacting local licensing authority numerous times no satisfactory clarification was forthcoming.
Even tried to ELICIT a reply from MOH through PMOPG, but their reply was ' point noted, will be taken up when amendments to Arms Act are discussed'
Will be grateful if someone has a clarification on this issue.
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Re: REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

Post by partheus » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:30 pm

The rule is pretty much straightforward and I see no potential for discussion. If you can prove your weapons were manufactured 50 years prior to today, then they, as per law, do not require a license for possession provided they don't fall under restricted firearms category. What exactly did the licensing authority say?

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Re: REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

Post by Vineet » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:37 pm

Curio is for weapons above 100 years old and not 50. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

Post by partheus » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:27 pm

Vineet wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:37 pm
Curio is for weapons above 100 years old and not 50. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

Post by Vineet » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:56 pm

This 2016 notification is old. It was amended in notification dated 12/2/2020 to hundred years from fifty years. Read point no. 2 (i)
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Re: REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

Post by KDS991213 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:15 pm

Vineet wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:56 pm
This 2016 notification is old. It was amended in notification dated 12/2/2020 to hundred years from fifty years. Read point no. 2 (i)
I thought Curio & Antique weapons are different? Point 3 for antique & point 17 (of rule 2) for curio according to arms act of 2016.

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Re: REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

Post by partheus » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:42 pm

Vineet wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:56 pm
This 2016 notification is old. It was amended in notification dated 12/2/2020 to hundred years from fifty years. Read point no. 2 (i)
The 2020 amendment changes the definition of "antiques" which is defined under rule 2 (definitions) sub-rule 3. Curios are defined under rule 2, sub-rule 17.

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Re: REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

Post by nm » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:36 pm

partheus wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:30 pm
The rule is pretty much straightforward and I see no potential for discussion. If you can prove your weapons were manufactured 50 years prior to today, then they, as per law, do not require a license for possession provided they don't fall under restricted firearms category. What exactly did the licensing authority say?
Don't think it will be so easy to convince the licensing authority and get the weapon classified as curio for it to be
removed from the licence...

In case, someone has applied for this or has been successful, please do share your experience...

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Re: REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

Post by mundaire » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:08 pm

If you don't apply, you won't get any relief...

My father has applied for his curio to be deleted, will update on the progress.

Meanwhile, others are advised to apply and start the process. It's not going to happen overnight, this is India after all.
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Re: REMOVING CURIOS FROM GUN LICENSE

Post by gwattal » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:52 pm

if a weapon has been in the family for 50/60 years then on the basis of earlier licences, age could be estimated, also the serial no of the weapon could help in determining age

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