On our behalf, the British Shooting Sports Council [BSSC] has been looking into the status of the hand-in and compensation scheme for these rifles which were prohibited under the Offensive Weapons Act 2019.
The BSSC were originally told that this scheme would be announced towards the end of 2019 and would become active in February/March 2020.
The Home Office have told the BSSC that further legislation is required before the scheme can come into effect. Consequently, they cannot be more precise at the moment.
However they hope to be able to launch the scheme ‘in the Spring’ [no mention of which year !] and will provide more detail in due course.
When we hear anything we’ll post it here.