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we have been looking in to moving to france for about 3 months now buying a property out ther,what is the laws on air guns ive got about 8 guns id love to take with me if it comes off

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If I remember right you are allowed up to 16 ft/lbs but not allowed to hunt with them 

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Sorry 14 /ftlbs but still not allowed to hunt 

if you do want to hunt then you need a hunting licence but still can’t use a airgun 

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What part are you looking at ?

i go down to the south quite a bit Antibes between Nice and Cann

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A friend of mine moved there and said that getting a licence was as easy as going to the local police station and filling out a form but like mitch said, you cant hunt anything with them.

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1 hour ago, mattwhite said:

A friend of mine moved there and said that getting a licence was as easy as going to the local police station and filling out a form but like mitch said, you cant hunt anything with them.

A gun license isnt difficult to acquire, join a range type club & apply. Hunting permit isnt so easy.

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2 hours ago, j j m said:

we have been looking in to moving to france for about 3 months now buying a property out ther,what is the laws on air guns ive got about 8 guns id love to take with me if it comes off

What areas are you considering?

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Hunting Licence is a pain and involves a written examination, as well as about £150.

Unlike the UK where we bend over backwards the exam/test is in FRENCH, you don't get it is every language and Brail and big print or an interpreter.

Possibly a good route to hunting is joining a gun club and going out with members hunting, that was the shortcut in the past.

Hands up, this was my experience a few years back, things may have changed a bit since then!

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the missus fancies the riviera

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4 hours ago, j j m said:

the missus fancies the riviera

Where abouts Monaco 😀

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4 hours ago, j j m said:

the missus fancies the riviera

Côte d’Azur ,very nice , like I said I fly down far bit and only about  hour and quarter from the the french alps 

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yes mate you pronounced it better then I ever could,i think if it comes off I will sell my guns before I go as I se no point in having guns if I cant hunt with them

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24 minutes ago, j j m said:

yes mate you pronounced it better then I ever could,i think if it comes off I will sell my guns before I go as I se no point in having guns if I cant hunt with them

Keep 1 or 2 Jeff :yes:

 ........ Wait until you get there and find out how the land lies - the lads in the more rural areas tend to follow their own rules ;)

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I think if I keep 2 it will be the mfrs I love the 25 best gun ive ever owned jon,its the gun I always go for

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