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4. Where immediately before 1st July 1989 a person lawfully has a smooth-bore gun in his possession by virtue of a shot gun certificate held by him, sections 2(1) and (2) and 7(2) of the 1988 Act (which relate, respectively, to the re-definition of shot guns exempted from section 1 of the 1968 Act and to the conversion of a weapon to which that section applies) shall not have effect until 1st February 1990 in relation to the possession of the gun by that person and the gun shall be regarded until that date as a shot gun for the purposes of the renewal of any shot gun certificate held by him.