Collector Membership

Why join?

The DWA is the only UK organisation whose sole focus is deactivated firearms. We are recognised by the Home Office and UK Law Enforcement as the primary organisation representing deactivated firearms in the UK. There is no other body with the experience or understanding of firearms deactivation; certainly in the UK and arguably in the world. 


The DWA has been instrumental in clarifying and interpreting the EU Deactivation Regulation to an extent where it can be implemented in the UK. Alongside this work, the DWA has worked hard to introduce amendments to the proposed EU Firearms Directive and to propose an immediate review of the Deactivation Regulation.

The DWA will continue to work on your behalf to ensure that the concerns of collectors are recognised. Regular updates from us will ensure that you are kept fully up to date with current issues, changes to the law, etc.



Any individual with a personal interest in deactivated firearms can join. If your interest is business, rather than personal, then please apply for trade membership.

Annual Membership Costs

£20 per annum*

The trade membership cycle runs from 1st March to 28th February irrespective of joining date. There are no discounts for joining part-way through the cycle.

Important Points


All DWA communications are sent via email. If you do not have an email address you are welcome to join the DWA, but will receive no updates from us.

Membership Procedure


You can apply for membership using the online form (link below), or by printing the PDF form (also below), filling it in and returning by post. Membership payments (first time applicants and renewals) can be made by Card (PayPal), cheque or bank transfer. We do not acknowledge collector applications, but your email address will be added to our distribution list and you will start to receive our regular updates. Should you not receive these, please firstly check your junk mail box and if our emails are not within this, please contact us to check that we have your correct email address.


Payment Details

Card (PayPal)

Card payments are handled by PayPal. If you have your own PayPal account, you can use this to pay. Otherwise, please the 'Check Out as a Guest' option to make payment with your debit/credit card. *Please note that you will be charged slightly more to pay using this method to cover PayPal's fees (currently £20.91). Click on the button below to pay using PayPal.


Please make cheques payable to Deactivated Weapons Association and post to DWA Membership, PO Box 6445, Nuneaton, CV11 9JH. If you are not including a printed application form or your cheque is for membership renewal, please write your name and address on the back of your cheque.


Bank Transfer

Account Name: Deactivated Weapons Association

Sort Code: 20-55-62

Account Number: 53442187

Please use your postcode as the reference for the payment.