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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 61A

Repair or modification of firearms

    (1)     A person must not repair or modify a firearm unless the person is authorised to repair or modify the firearm by a licence or permit.

Maximum penalty:     2 000 penalty units or imprisonment for 10 years or, if the offence relates to a category A firearm or category B firearm, 1 000 penalty units or imprisonment for 5 years.

    (2)     A person must not repair or modify a prohibited firearm or pistol unless the person is authorised to repair or modify the prohibited firearm or pistol by a licence or permit.

Maximum penalty:     3 000 penalty units or imprisonment for 15 years.

    (3)     Without limiting subsection (1) or (2), those subsections apply to a person regardless of whether the firearm concerned was repaired or modified in the course of carrying on a business.

    (4)     In this section:

"repair or modification", of a firearm, does not include work performed by a person on a firearm registered in the name of the person if the work is not of a nature likely to affect the safe operation of the firearm.



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