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South Australia. 1977 ‘Alteration of Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1977 (Version: 7.2.2014); Section 27AA (Part 5). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 12 May

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27AA. Alteration of Firearms

(1) A person who, without the written approval of the Registrar —
(a) alters a firearm that has been rendered unusable so that, as a result of the alteration, the firearm becomes capable of being used as a firearm; or
(b) alters a firearm so that, as a result of the alteration, the firearm becomes a firearm of a different class, is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty:
(a) if the firearm as altered is a prescribed firearm — $75 000 or imprisonment for 15 years;
(b) if the firearm as altered is a class C, D or H firearm — $50 000 or imprisonment for 10 years;
(c) if the firearm as altered is any other class of firearm — $35 000 or imprisonment for 7 years…

(3) In subsection (1)(a) —
'firearm' includes a device that would be a firearm within the meaning of this Act but for the fact that it has been rendered unusable in a manner stipulated in the regulations or by the Registrar.

ID: Q12049

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