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South Africa. 2000 ‘Prohibited Firearms.’ Firearms Control Act 2000; Chapter 2 (Section 4). Cape Town: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. 1 January

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Prohibited firearms

4. (1) The following firearms and devices are prohibited firearms and may not be possessed or licensed in terms of this Act, except as provided for in sections 17, 18(5), 19 and 20(1)(b):
(a) Any fully automatic firearm;
(b) any gun, cannon, recoilless gun, mortar, light mortar or launcher manufactured to fire a rocket, grenade, self-propelled grenade, bomb or explosive device;
(c) any frame, body or barrel of such a fully automatic firearm, gun, cannon, recoilless gun, mortar, light mortar or launcher;
(d) any projectile or rocket manufactured to be discharged from a cannon, recoilless gun or mortar, or rocket launcher;
(e) any imitation of any device contemplated in paragraph (a), (b), (c), or (d);
(f) any firearm —
(i) the mechanism of which has been altered so as to enable the discharging of more than one shot with a single depression of the trigger;
(ii) the calibre of which has been altered without the written permission of the Registrar;
(iii) the barrel length of which has been altered without the written permission of the Registrar;
(iv) the serial number or any other identifying mark of which has been changed or removed without the written permission of the Registrar.

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