The weapons will be on display to the public at the Guardia Civil headquarters on 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10 December / SUR

Guardia Civil announces its last auction of weapons before change in regulations

Some 514 shotguns, 19 rifles, 70 carbines, 76 pistols, 127 revolvers are up for grabs and sealed bids must be received by 10 December

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The Guardia Civil in Malaga has finalised details of the last auction of regulation weapons that it will hold, following the change in regulations introduced in January 2020.

Some 814 regulation weapons will be up for sale which, in most cases, were handed over voluntarily, mainly due to the death of their owners or because they decided not to renew their permits.

This will be the last public auction after regulatory changes came into force on 5 January, 2020 which establishes that shotguns, rifles, pistols and the rest of the weapons received since last 4 August will be destroyed within a year from their collection, with the exception of those weapons that have a historical heritage value, which will go on public sale.

Muzzleloaders and crossbows

In this last sale, some 514 shotguns, 19 rifles, 70 carbines, 76 pistols, 127 revolvers and eight other weapons, such as muzzleloaders and crossbows, will be auctioned.

Those interested in bidding in the public auction will have to be in possession of the corresponding weapons licence, or else they must disable the weapon before in the case of wanting to keep it for collection. Individuals or businesses legally authorised to use, possess or trade weapons may also tender.

Sealed bids

The auction will be held by sealed bid and interested parties must deliver their offers by the close of 10 December. The weapons will be on display to the public at the Guardia Civil headquarters on 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10 December.