Under the above Statutory regulations a small number of UK shooters have been returning to us there firearms without good reason other than they can return them for a full refund. This regulations require us to refund back in full within 14 days of a claim and at anytime with 12 months of purchase, no reason for that refund is required under the above regulation.
Each time we have sent that firearm to the London proof house for testing and evaluation.
We also employed a highly qualified Gunsmith to exclaiming all three firearm Independently from the London Proof House.
The function of that firearm and bore examination.
To identify any reason for its return
On all three firearms returned to us the London Proof House passed all three without any comments. The Gunsmith also reported back that in his view all three returned firearm were sound and without any problems.
We shot each rifle down a range to gauge its grouping and all three had tight grouping
The firearms were:
1897 LSA & Co .22lr Long Lee
1914 ENFIELD SMLE No1Mklll 303
1917 BSA & Co SMLE No1Mklll* 303
As you can see all these firearms are well over 100 years old and use iron sights, we have come to the conclusions that either the owners could not shoot these rifles as they were inexperience in the operation of these weapons platforms or just decided (within the 12 months) to get a refund and buy something else instead.
Unfortunately we have make the hard decision to stop selling any Life firearms in the UK that are dated before 1939.
Abuses of the Distance Selling Regulation
The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, Statutory Instrument 2000/2334, implements European Directive 97/7/EC