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South Australia. 2008 ‘Acquisition of Class H Firearms.’ Firearms Regulations 2008 (Version: 1.7.2015); Section 33 (Part 4). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 1 September

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33. Acquisition of class H firearms

(1) For the purposes of section 15A(4b) of the Act, the Registrar may grant to an applicant who is the holder of a shooting club member's licence a permit to acquire a class H firearm —
(a) despite a restriction on barrel length set out in section 15A(4b)(a) of the Act, if the Registrar is satisfied that the firearm is a visually distinctive and highly specialised target pistol; or
(b) despite the restriction to firearms of not more than .38 calibre, if the Registrar is satisfied that the firearm is of not more than .45 calibre and is required for shooting events of the kind known as metallic silhouette or single (western) action.

(2) For the purposes of section 15A(4b) of the Act, the barrel length of a class H firearm is to be measured as follows:
(a) in the case of a revolver, the length is to be measured from the muzzle to the breech end immediately in front of the cylinder;
(b) in the case of any other class H firearm, the length is to be measured from the muzzle to the breech face (including where the chamber is incorporated in the barrel);
(c) if the firearm is self-loading, the measurement must be taken when the slide is forward and the breech face or bolt is in a closed position;
(d) any alteration to the barrel that is permanently attached is to be included in the portion measured.

(3) For the purposes of section 15A(4c) of the Act, in order for a collector to be granted a permit to acquire class H firearms manufactured after 1946, the collector must be a genuine student of arms who —
(a) has been an active member of a collectors' club for at least the preceding 2 years; and
(b) has a significant collection of handguns with a proper thematic structure; and
(c) has provided displays or published articles to advance the body of knowledge of firearms history and development.

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1977]

ID: Q2920

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