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Queensland. 1990 ‘Marking Serial Numbers on Unmarked Firearms.’ Weapons Act 1990 (As in force on 20 November 2015); Section 48A (Part 3). Brisbane: Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel. 19 September
48A. Marking serial numbers on unmarked firearms
(1) This section applies to a firearm included or to be included in the firearms register if the firearm does not have a serial number marked on it.
(2) The authorised officer may —
(a) give a serial number to the firearm; and
(b) require the registered owner of the firearm to mark the serial number on the firearm.
(3) No compensation is payable because of the requirement.
(4) Before deciding whether to require the registered owner of a firearm that is an antique handgun to mark the serial number on the handgun, the authorised officer must have regard to —
(a) the impact marking the serial number on the handgun will have on the handgun's value; and
(b) ways of minimising the impact marking the serial number on the handgun may have on the handgun's value.
(5) If the authorised officer requires a registered owner of the firearm to mark the serial number on the firearm, the authorised officer must give the registered owner a written notice stating —
(a) the serial number; and
(b) that the registered owner must mark the serial number on the firearm in the way stated in the notice —
(i) within 28 days after being given the notice; or
(ii) if the 28 days period is extended under subsection (7), within the period as extended; and
(c) that the registered owner may apply to the authorised officer within the 28 days for approval to mark the serial number on the firearm in another way stated in the application….