Arms Act,1959

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Act No : 54


Section : Licence for the shortening of guns or conversion of imitation firearmsinto firearms.

6. Licence for the shortening of guns or conversion of imitation firearms into firearms.- No person shall shorten the barrel of a firearm or convert an imitation firearm into a firearm unless he holds in this behalf a licence issued in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the rules made thereunder. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. S. 5 renumbered as sub-section (1) by Act 25 of 1983, s. 4 (w.e.f. 22-6-1983). 2. Subs. by Act 42 of 1988, s. 3, for "manufaacture" (w.e.f. 27-5-1988). 3. The proviso omitted by Act 25 of 1983, s. 4 (w.e.f. 22-6-83). 4. Ins. by s.4, ibid. (w.e.f. 22-6-1983). 37 Explanation.--In this section, the expression "imitation firearm" means anything which has the appearance of being a firearm, whether it is capable of discharging any shot, bullet or other missile or not.


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