Originally Posted by BrianJD
How would I know if I need a licence for it? And what is my best way of selling it? Thanks for replies.
This could be serious. If it is a fully functioning handgun of a certain calibre for which ammo can still be bought (i.e. not an antique) than you require a firearms licence to own it. This goes with secure storage etc..there#s a load of legislation around it and they take it very seriously, particularly when it comes to handguns.
If you are not sure you should go to your local firearms dealer/guns smith and have it checked out. Once it is fully functioning you could store it securely with him until you can sort a licence. However, be aware that he will charge you storage fees. Also, handgun licences are very very difficult to come by nowadays.
In case it is not working, i.e. a defective firearm or, what some call a deactivated firearm, you would still require a permission letter to hold it. You can get the letter directly from your local Superintendent.
I would post any questions regarding the legality of this in the shooting forum:
You could link to the thread here then.
Best of luck!