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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Firearms Collector Licences - Special Conditions.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 20 (Part 2). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June

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20. Firearms collector licences - special conditions

Without limiting the conditions to which a firearms collector licence may be subject, any such licence is subject to the following conditions:

(a) any prohibited firearm (being a firearm to which a category D licence applies) that is part of the collection must be rendered permanently inoperable in a manner prescribed by the regulations,
(b) any other firearm that is part of the collection, and that was manufactured after 1900 or that is a prohibited pistol, must be rendered temporarily inoperable by removing the bolt or firing mechanism and keeping it separate from the firearm in a locked container of a type approved by the Commissioner, or by using a trigger lock of a type approved by the Commissioner,
(c) any prohibited firearm (being a firearm to which a category C or category D licence applies) that is part of the collection can only be supplied:
(i) to a licensed firearms dealer who is authorised to possess those types of prohibited firearms, or
(ii) through a licensed firearms dealer to the holder of a firearms collector licence who is authorised to possess those types of prohibited firearms,
(d) any prohibited firearm (being a firearm to which a category C licence or category D licence applies) that is intended to be part of the collection can only be acquired from a licensed firearms dealer or through a licensed firearms dealer from the holder of a firearms collector licence,
(e) any firearm that is part of the collection can only be kept on premises approved by the Commissioner, and must be stored in accordance with the standards prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section,
(f) in the case of a licence that was in force immediately before the commencement of this paragraph - a post-1946 pistol can only be kept as part of the collection if:
(i) the licensee has been a member of a collectors' society or club since 20 December 2002, and
(ii) the licensee provides the Commissioner with a written statement by the secretary or other relevant office holder of the collectors' society or club of which the licensee is a member confirming that the part of the licensee's firearms collection comprising post-1946 pistols has a genuine commemorative, historical, thematic or financial value.

ID: Q2495

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