You will need this licence if you intend to repair or manufacture firearms in the course of your business. There are two grades of licence:
- Grade 1: enables an experienced gunsmith to carry out general repairs and service and allows for the manufacture of parts, carry out firearms modifications and any other type of work required on firearms
- Grade 2: applies if you intend to undertake limited work on a firearm. This may include replacing and fitting factory/aftermarket parts and maintaining and carrying out general servicing of firearms.
You may be required to undertake a theory test to prove your competence and knowledge in working with metals relating to firearms, showing extensive gunsmithing knowledge and knowledge of safety requirements.