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South Australia. 1977 ‘Interpretation.’ Firearms Act 1977 (Version: 7.2.2014); Section 5 (Part 1). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 12 May

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5. Interpretation

(1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears —

class A firearms means —
(a) air rifles, air guns and paint-ball firearms; and
(b) .22 rim fire rifles (not being self-loading rifles); and
(c) single or double barrel shotguns (not being self-loading or pump action shotguns), and includes receivers of firearms defined as class A firearms by a preceding paragraph;

class B firearms means —
(a) muzzle loading firearms (not being handguns); and
(b) revolving chamber rifles; and
(c) centre fire rifles (not being self-loading centre fire rifles); and
(ca) double barrel centre fire rifles that are not designed to hold additional rounds in a magazine; and
(d) break action combination shotguns and rifles; and
(e) all other firearms (not being prescribed firearms, handguns, self-loading firearms or pump action shotguns) that are not class A firearms, and includes receivers of firearms defined as class B firearms by a preceding paragraph;

class C firearms means —
(a) self-loading rim fire rifles having a magazine capacity of 10 rounds or less; and
(b) self-loading shotguns having a magazine capacity of five rounds or less; and
(c) pump action shotguns having a magazine capacity of five rounds or less, and includes receivers of firearms defined as class C firearms by a preceding paragraph but does not include revolving chamber rifles or receivers of revolving chamber rifles;

class D firearms means —
(a) self-loading rim fire rifles having a magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds; and
(b) self-loading centre fire rifles; and
(c) self-loading shotguns having a magazine capacity of more than five rounds; and
(d) pump action shotguns having a magazine capacity of more than five rounds, and includes receivers of firearms defined as class D firearms by a preceding paragraph but does not include revolving chamber rifles or receivers of revolving chamber rifles;

class H firearms means handguns;…

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