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Tasmania. 2016 ‘Number of Registered Civilian Firearms in Tasmania.’ Right to Information Application; Ref. RTI 83/16. Hobart: Department of Police and Emergency Management. 17 March

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Number of Registered Civilian Firearms in Tasmania

Description (Type): Count

Unknown (n/a): 10,382*
Air rifle (A2): 9,408
Rimfire rifle other than self loading (A2): 39,529
Shotgun, other than pump action or self loading (A3): 38,553
Shotgun and rimfire combination (A4): 432
Muzzle loading firearm (B1): 745
Centrefire rifle other than self loading (B2): 26,458
Shotgun and centrefire rifle combination (B3): 211
Self loading rimfire rifle, no more than 10 rounds (C1): 927
Self loading shotgun, no more than 5 rounds (C2): 527
Pump action shotgun, no more than 5 rounds (C3): 217
Self loading centrefire rifle (D1): 302
Self loading shotgun, more than 5 rounds (D2): 4
Pump action shotgun, more than 5 rounds (D3): 3
Self loading rimfire rifle, more than 10 rounds (D4): 23
Pistol (H1): 6,057
Air pistol (H2): 275

Total Firearms: 134,053

[GunPolicy.org calculates from the table above the number of non-air, non-muzzle-loading firearms in three broad categories:
Rifle: 67,239
Shotgun: 39,947
Handgun: 6,057]

*The firearm descriptor of 'Unknown' relates to firearms that are yet to be verified.

Date of counting: 16 March 2016

ID: Q11785

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