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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Prohibited Firearms.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Schedule 1. Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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Prohibited Firearms

1 a machine gun, submachine gun or other firearm capable of propelling projectiles in rapid succession during 1 pressure of the trigger

2 a self-loading rim-fire rifle (including such a firearm described elsewhere in this schedule)

3 a self-loading centre-fire rifle (including such a firearm described elsewhere in this schedule)

4 a self-loading or pump action shotgun (including a firearm of that kind described elsewhere in this schedule)

5 a self-loading centre-fire rifle of a kind that is designed or adapted for military purposes

6 a self-loading shotgun of a kind that is designed or adapted for military purposes

7 a paintball marker that resembles a prohibited firearm

8 a firearm that substantially duplicates in appearance (regardless of calibre or manner of operation) a firearm referred to in item 1, 5 or 6

9 a firearm (other than a pistol) of the Uberti or Armi-Jager brands, or any similar firearm fitted with a revolving ammunition cylinder (other than a firearm manufactured before 1920)

10 a shotgun fitted with or designed to be fitted with a drum magazine of the 'Striker 12' assault shotgun type or any similar firearm

11 a firearm to which there is attached any article or device capable of muffling, reducing or stopping the noise created by firing the firearm

12 a firearm, other than a pistol, fitted with a pistol grip or stock that is specially designed so as to be readily detachable, or to operate on a swivel, folding or telescopic basis

13 a firearm made up in the form of a stylographic or propelling pen or pencil, capable of being used for the discharge of gas, bullets, shot, dye or pyrotechnic flares

14 a firearm capable of discharging by any means —
(a) any irritant matter in liquid, powder, gas or chemical form; or
(b) any pyrotechnic flare or dye.

15 a firearm that —
(a) substantially duplicates in appearance another article (for example, a walking stick, walking cane or key ring); and
(b) disguises or conceals the fact that it is a firearm.

16 a cannon or other firearm by whatever name known of a type that —
(a) will expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant; and
(b) has a barrel with a bore in excess of 10 gauge or 19.70mm; other than a firearm of the Very or rocket type designed and intended for use for lifesaving or distress signalling purposes, an antique muzzle-loading firearm, or a rifle or shotgun manufactured before 1920

17 a firearm that, or part of which, has a dimension less than the minimum dimension prescribed for the firearm or part by the regulations

18 a firearm that —
(a) is —
(i) a smoothbore shotgun; or
(ii) a rifle, including a combination smoothbore shotgun and rifle but
not including an airgun; or
(iii) an airgun mentioned in section 250 (2) (c); and
(b) has no stock;
other than a firearm —
(c) whose owner has the registrar's written approval under section 250 (2) to modify the firearm so that it has no stock; and
(d) that the registrar is satisfied under section 251 has been modified in accordance with the approval

19 an imitation or replica of any firearm (including an imitation or replica pistol, blank fire pistol, paintball marker, shortened firearm, machine gun or submachine gun) unless it is of a type approved by the registrar

20 a device known as a 'powerhead' that can be attached to the end of a spear gun and that is designed to propel a projectile by means of an explosive.

21 a pistol of more than 9.65mm calibre. Note A 9.65mm calibre pistol includes a 0.38-inch calibre pistol.

22 a semiautomatic pistol with a barrel length of less than 120mm

23 a revolver or single action pistol with a barrel length of less than 100mm

24 a .50 BMG calibre firearm or a derivative

ID: Q2574

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