How many UK DSPS’s

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:53 am
I’ve have an Ithaca DSPS with a 24” barrel that I’ve had for a while now, is there any way of finding out how many are still in use / collections here in England and the UK? They don’t come up for sale that often and prices are creeping up. I believe there was a batch imported back in the 80s when Tactical Shotgun ( the predecessor to PSG) was in its infancy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:24 pm
I seem to recall that about 250 were imported in the '80's by a company in North London. I fear that many fell foul of the legislation shifts whereby they were required to be restricted or re-licenced. I know of a few that were handed in for destruction for the amnesty payment of £150, and a couple that were de-activated. I would guess that that was the fate of quite a few. The survivors are, I am sure, still in 100% working order, probably un-used, maybe unloved sitting, in cabinets around the country. I lost my original DSPS when a dealer who was temporarily holding it for me went out of business, taking mine and a number of other guns to the wall. I currently own a parkerised DS (not PS) and still search for the elusive DSPS. Unfortunately the prices are rising due to the apparent lack of guns in the UK

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:35 am
Thanks for the info. I love mine but it gets little use but it’s far from unloved. I have a shooting buddy that has tried to persuade me to sell it to him and on occasions when I’ve been broke I’ve almost come close to it. I’d love to find another to dress up as a trench gun.

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