Is a gun cabinet in the attic legal?
Longterm shotgun storage
Q: What steps should I take for longterm shotgun storage? I am about to do a tour of Afghanistan and wondered if there are any steps I should take to store my two shotguns – an O/U and a semi-auto – while I’m away?
A: It depends on whether there is going to be anyone in your house while you are away.
If your house is going to be empty, then for security reasons I would leave the guns in the hands of a reliable registered firearms dealer, but you must expect to be asked to pay a shotgun storage fee.
Another way would be to leave your guns in the hands of a trusted shooting friend, but for this to be legal they would have to be entered on his certificate.
If you are leaving your guns in your house, I would suggest giving them a thorough clean, rub the metal parts with an oily cloth, and put something to combat rust and damp in your gun cabinet. Napier VP90 is one such product.