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Northern Territory. 1997 ‘Prescribed Category H Firearms.’ Firearms Regulations 1997 (Reprint, as in force at 1 May 2016); Section 36 (Part 4). Darwin: Northern Territory Government. 13 March

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36. Prescribed category H firearms

(1) For sections 15A(1), 15C(a), 35A(2), 58(2A)(a)(i) and 110 of the Act, the following are prescribed firearms:
(a) category H firearms that comply with the following:
(i) the calibre of the firearm does not exceed .38" unless the firearm is for use in a specially accredited discipline, in which case the calibre may exceed .38" but must not exceed .45";
(ii) if the firearm is self-loading, the barrel length is not less than 120mm;
(iii) if the firearm is a revolver or a single-shot pistol, the barrel length is not less than 100 mm;
(iv) the shot capacity of the firearm does not exceed 10 rounds;
(b) black powder or muzzle loading pistols;
(c) cap and ball percussion revolvers;
(d) highly specialised target pistols.

(2) In subregulation (1):

barrel length means:
(a) if the firearm is a revolver, the distance from the muzzle of the barrel to the breach end immediately in front of the cylinder; and
(b) if the firearm is not a revolver, the distance from the muzzle of the barrel to the point of the breach face (which includes the chamber).

highly specialised target pistol means a pistol:
(a) that does not comply with the specifications in paragraph (a); and
(b) that is held under a category H sports shooter's licence for use in ISSF competition events where both the pistol and the use of the pistol comply fully with the rules of the ISSF.

Note:
ISSF means International Sports Shooting Federation.

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1997]

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