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UK. 1968 ‘Interpretation - Firearms Act.’ Firearms Act 1968, Revised Statute 2008; Part 4 (Chapter 27). London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office / HMSO. 30 May

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57 Interpretation - Firearms Act

(1) In this Act, the expression "firearm" means a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and includes —

(a) any prohibited weapon,1 2 whether it is such a lethal weapon as aforesaid or not; and

(b) any component part of such a lethal or prohibited weapon; and

(c) any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon;and so much of section 1 of this Act as excludes any description of firearm from the category of firearms to which that section applies shall be construed as also excluding component parts of, and accessories to, firearms of that description…

(4)In this Act—

"air weapon" has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(3)(b) of this Act;…3

"shot gun" has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(3)(a)3 of this Act and, in sections 3(1) and 45(2) of this Act and in the definition of "firearms dealer", includes any component part of a shot gun and any accessory to a shot gun designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the gun;

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