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Below is the application form for a firearms variation, one for one variations are free, please made indication of where the weapon is to be disposed before you look at its replacement, to speed up time, we ask that the weapon (where possible) is removed before the one for one is requested.  We ask that we have this notification into us within 7 days of the weapon transfer

To vary a certificate to increase weapons (including sound moderators) there is a charge of £20.00 (cheques/postal orders made payable to: The PCC for Gloucestershire )This charge is per variation request NOT per weapon requested.  We ask that all unused authorities are also included as these DO NOT automatically get carried over. Please make sure you include a good reason for this variation, additional club/land form maybe included. (example I have a .22RF and wish to increase to add a .243 for fox, please check you have land that covers the new weapon and the species that you are looking for )


Please note:  The Land/Club authority form is a non-statutory form but its completion will help to speed up the variation process. Applicants are not compelled to complete the form if they don’t wish to. If the form is not completed, questions 13 and 14 on the Form on the Form 201A must be completed fully, with any additional information completed on the continuation sheet (page 4).

Variation application form

Any Other Lawful Quarry

Please note that your new firearms certificate will now include the condition ‘AOLQ’

This allows a certificate holder who is conditioned to shoot over land the authority to shoot any quarry that is lawful, (where they are authorised to shoot), and places the onus on the individual to know what calibre is suitable for which quarry and when certain quarry is lawful.

Page last updated: 11 January 2018