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South Australia. 1977 ‘Possession of and Collectors' Licences for Certain Antique Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1977 (Version: 7.2.2014); Section 5 (Schedule 1). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 12 May
5. Possession of and collectors' licences for certain antique firearms
(1) This clause applies to firearms that, on the commencement of this clause, become subject to this Act (having previously been exempted from this Act as antique firearms under the regulations).
(2) A person who has possession of unregistered firearms to which this clause applies during the period of six months from the commencement of this clause is to be taken not to have committed an offence against this Act for possession of the firearms provided that, during that period —
(a) the person obtains registration of the firearms and, if required, a collector's licence; or
(b) the person disposes of the firearms (which the person is hereby authorised to do).
(3) No fee is payable in respect of an application made by a person referred to in subclause (2) during the period of six months from the commencement of this clause for registration of a firearm to which this clause applies.
(4) An application for a collector's licence made by a person referred to in subclause (2) during the period of six months from the commencement of this clause is not to be refused on the ground that he or she is not an active member of a collectors' club provided that he or she is a member of such a club.