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    Looking into starting a collection. Which collector's associations are in Northern Joburg or Pretoria. Any recommendations.

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    What kind of collection are you looking at starting?
    Do you have any collectibles already?

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    I can definitely recommend the Pretoria Arms & Ammunition Association (PAAA).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_Freak View Post
    What kind of collection are you looking at starting?
    Do you have any collectibles already?
    I own a range of normal firearms up to SLR but none as a collector.

    I am looking at bolt action service rifles, the LE and similar seem very interesting but I have not yet decided on the details. If anything I would like to learn a bit more before I decide to take the plunge.

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    Then like wave.jaco, I would suggest PAAA, been a member with them since around 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi_ View Post
    I am looking at bolt action service rifles, the LE and similar seem very interesting but I have not yet decided on the details. If anything I would like to learn a bit more before I decide to take the plunge.
    You can't just decide to "start a collection". You need to develop "an interest in and knowledge of" a "specific theme or field of interest" before you can attempt to convince the collector's association to categorise you as a Private Collector (FCA Regulation 5, as amended). Joining an association will, of course, help to increase your knowledge of collectable firearms of all sorts. However, you cannot licence any firearm under FCA Section 17 (Private Collection) until you have clarified in your own mind where your interest lies, and can demonstrate a resonable amount of appropriate knowledge.

    If you begin to firm up you area of interest then BUY some BOOKS. Do not just rely on the internet and YouTube!

    Peter

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    If you are in Jhb, I would recommend SAAACA - Gauteng. Their office is at the Military Museum in Saxonwold tel 011 6461311. If in Pretoria, go for PAAA tel 0823313514.

    Both are excellent.

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