[quote=“CSAEOD”][quote=“genkideskan”]The us translation might be
“to deal with”
you shouldt add an " Webster Dictionary " to your wish list :-)[/quote]
Thanks for the tip. One of my degrees is a Doctorate of letters in the Humanities from a British University. I am familiar with the language and have all the major dictionaries including the complete OED( Oxford English ) which is the last word in the language. The Websters are more American English centered and should not be used to interpret UK English when a UK English dictionary is available. Common example; putting something in your “boot” in England could end up in the car in the US it would end up next to your foot.
“Tampering” would not translate as “to deal with” in American or UK English.
Tampering as a literal word in both American and UK English has a NEGATIVE meaning; to meddle,interfere with,damage,corrupt.etc. THUS, doing something BAD with live ammunition according to the text from this site.
Is it possible to do anything GOOD with live ammunition in the UK - today ?
My question is just what does “tampering” mean in todays antigun-antiammo UK world.
Some of the best collections of ammo in the world are and have been at risk in the UK.
This would be best answered by collectors in the UK.
THANK YOU FOR POSTING IN ENGLISH ! German does me very little good .[/quote]
It is possible to collect live cartridges in the UK but not easy. You have to have a Firearms Certificate (FAC), issued by your local police force, which specifies which types and quantities you are authorised to possess. My FAC allows me to possess ball, tracer, incendiary, armour piercing, expanding (such as hollowpoint). There is no specific upper limit to calibre but I rarely stray above 20mm. This may look restrictive to some collectors but not as bad as some US states.