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Northern Territory. 1997 ‘Prescribed Category H Firearms.’ Firearms Regulations 1997 (Reprint, as in force at 1 May 2016); Section 36 (Part 4). Darwin: Northern Territory Government. 13 March
36. Prescribed category H firearms
(1) For sections 15A(1), 15C(a), 35A(2), 58(2A)(a)(i) and 110 of the Act, the following are prescribed firearms:
(a) category H firearms that comply with the following:
(i) the calibre of the firearm does not exceed .38" unless the firearm is for use in a specially accredited discipline, in which case the calibre may exceed .38" but must not exceed .45";
(ii) if the firearm is self-loading, the barrel length is not less than 120mm;
(iii) if the firearm is a revolver or a single-shot pistol, the barrel length is not less than 100 mm;
(iv) the shot capacity of the firearm does not exceed 10 rounds;
(b) black powder or muzzle loading pistols;
(c) cap and ball percussion revolvers;
(d) highly specialised target pistols.
(2) In subregulation (1):
barrel length means:
(a) if the firearm is a revolver, the distance from the muzzle of the barrel to the breach end immediately in front of the cylinder; and
(b) if the firearm is not a revolver, the distance from the muzzle of the barrel to the point of the breach face (which includes the chamber).
highly specialised target pistol means a pistol:
(a) that does not comply with the specifications in paragraph (a); and
(b) that is held under a category H sports shooter's licence for use in ISSF competition events where both the pistol and the use of the pistol comply fully with the rules of the ISSF.
ISSF means International Sports Shooting Federation.
[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1997]