Deactivated firearms: Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2403

Guidance and additional measures relating to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2403.


This document should be read in conjunction with:

Arms falling outside of the scope of the regulation should continue to be deactivated in accordance with ‘Specifications for the adaptation of shotgun magazines and the deactivation of firearms, revised 2010’.

Arms deactivated prior to the introduction of the regulation submitted for re-certification can still be issued with a UK valid only certificate. It must be noted that should the arm subsequently be sold, exported or fall within the remit of the regulation in any way, it must be brought up to the specification of the regulation.

Double submissions will be required in all cases where the certifying body cannot readily inspect the arm to ensure that all work has been carried out in compliance with the regulation.

Additional UK specific requirements (noted throughout) apply under Article 6, Directive (EU) 2015/1535 of the European parliament and of the council.