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The Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997

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5.  The provisions referred to in article 4 above shall not have effect until 1st March 1998 in relation to—

(a)the possession, sale or transfer of a small-calibre pistol by a person who, immediately before 1st February 1998, has the pistol in his possession by virtue of:

(i)a firearm certificate or a visitor’s firearm permit, or

(ii)a permit issued under section 7 of the Firearms Act 1968(1), or

(b)the possession, purchase, acquisition, sale or transfer of a small-calibre pistol by a registered firearms dealer.

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