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12 January 2005

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Victoria Police officers are using revolvers more than 40 years old, and there are claims that one in every five does not work properly. A leaked internal police report shows essential maintenance on some ageing revolvers takes up to 10 times as long as normal. This has caused backlogs: weapons are being serviced up to eight months later than they should be. Police sources have told the Herald Sun that one in every five guns brought in for maintenance does not work... (

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