Deactivated guns from

Awesome Deactivated Guns from WW1, WW2 and post war - all EU/UK legal and certified by either the London or Birmingham Proof House, no license required as long as you are over 18. Check out our range of deactivated guns from the lists below and make sure you check our latest special offers for our real deals. If you can`t find the gun you after, just send us an email as we have lots of guns not shown here as well. Please note, all of our Deactivated Guns conform and are certified to the latest EU/UK regs.
Latest EU/UK deactivation specs detailed right here - cut through the confusion...
"Matching Numbers" on deactivated guns explained - maybe watch at full screen...:

New year real deal special offer - ex military Mossburg 500 combat shotguns - seriously cool and rare!

Deactivated guns

What's your deactivated weapon of choice....

Bolt Action:

Obsolete Calibre - live, no license required:

WW2 Sub Machine Guns:

Post WW2 Sub Machine Guns:


Big stuff:

Deactivated Shotguns:

Check our selection of deactivated shotguns from the sections below - also, watch the video here that explains types, features and legalities of deactivated shotguns:

How is a real gun deactivated in the UK?

Ok, we all know you can`t have live Uzi 9mm here in the UK, so how do we get our hands on the deactivated ones? Well, they are usually sourced from big arms fairs in Eastern Europe and Germany, purchased in bulk and then brough into the UK via a section 5 firearms dealer (there are not many of these chaps around...), they then go through the process of deactivating them in line with current UK specifications set out by the Home Office. This process varies form gun to gun - revolvers are deactivated differently from a semi-auto, bolt action rifles are done differently from shotguns etc. - you only really know from checking our descriptions. If we look at a WW1 Bristish SMLE bolt action rifle for example, the gun is stripped down to its component parts, the barrel and breach have a long 5mm wide cut made along the underside (covered by the woodwork so it can`t be seen) and a rod of steel is welded in place. The firing pin is removed and the bolt face is cut at angle of 45 degrees - again, you can`t see this unless its stripped down. The deactivated gun is now taken to either the London or Birmingham Proof Houses (only two in the UK) and are checked, stamped and issued with a certificate listing details such as serial number, make, model, barrel length etc. - its then official a deactivated gun and license is required in the UK to own it - as long as you are over 18. The parts are then carefully re-assembled and its shipped to us, ready to go. Now, one question that does come up from time to time is can it be reactivated? Could the rod be cut out, the cut welded up, a new bolt sourced, plus firing pin and ammo? Well if you did manage to do all that (and just don`t even think about it) the pressures created in the breach would cause the wleded breach and barrel to instantly rupture - blowing the gun up in your face and doing you a lot of damage - plus a serious section 5 firearms offence and spell in jail... So just enjoy the history, detail and stories these deactivated tell and keep collecting!

All our Prices include VAT at 20% where required - but please note that deactivated guns are technically second hand items so VAT is not applied.

Our Cart uses Romancart Checkout - it has a high level of security built in to protect both, the user, and us, the recipient - please be careful to input your correct card registered address or it will reject every time.
We also accept cheque and bank transfers.
de-activated guns logo

Online security is a must for any transaction - if you want to use Paypal then please give us a call on 07935 067654 or use the contact us button and we`ll get a Paypal Payment Request over to you - that way you can be sure your details will be safe and secure with the worlds biggest online provider - take no chances!
de-activated guns logo

Terms & Conditions

Here at we try to get things right first time - but, being a bit crap sometimes, we do screw things up - if in any doubt please contact us - if we get a price wrong or are out of stock we will contact you immediately - many thanks.

Please note - all our items will require an autherised signature on delivery.

We list details of our current stock by batch - due to our high turnover of the most popular models - so the images and descriptions fit that model, though there may be slight variations in stock grain/colour and metal condition - please bare in mind that some of the de-ac guns are almost 100 years old!

Deactivated Guns and the law: cannot sell deactivated guns to anyone under the age of 18. Though are not required to store this in a gun safe it is advised you store them in you dwelling, preferably in a locked cupboard. When transporting de-acs please keep them in out of site, preferably in a gun bag. Be sensible - don`t mount a .50 cal on the roof of your Jeep and take a drive - its fine on private land at shows but given the current climate please do not stress our Police any more than they currently are!

Looking to sell a Deactivated gun or a collection of de-acs? Please contact us by clicking here for a good deal! - The deactivated gun you want at the price you NEED!