THE RICS have issued detailed advice on gun safety in the saleroom. The advice follows the recent case where an auctioneer was fined after a professional musician lost part of his finger when a starting pistol was discharged in the saleroom.
Bill Harriman, director of firearms at the British Association
for Shooting and Conservation, has set out the guidelines for the
RICS, who have printed them in the latest issue of The Arts
Surveyor, their inhouse publication, a copy of which can be
downloaded from the Antiques and Fine Art faculty website at