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Victoria Gun Category’s

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Gun Category's in Victoria

Category A

  • Airgun.
  • Rimfire rifle (other than a semi-automatic rimfire rifle)
  • Shotgun (other than a pump action or semi-automatic shotgun)
  • Any combination of a shotgun and rimfire rifle.

Category B

  • Muzzle loading firearm.
  • Centre fire rifle (other than an automatic or a semi-automatic centre fire rifle)
  • Any combination of a shotgun and centre fire rifle.
  • A black powder, ball firing cannon.

Category C

  • Semi-automatic rimfire rifle with a magazine capacity of no more than 10 rounds.
  • Semi-automatic shotgun with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds.
  • Pump action shotgun with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds.
  • Tranquilliser gun.

Category D

  • Semi-automatic rimfire rifle with a magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds.
  • Semi-automatic shotgun with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds.
  • Pump action shotgun with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds.
  • Semi-automatic centre fire rifle.
  • Any other firearm prescribed for the purposes of this category.
  • Any other firearm that is declared to be a Category D by the Chief Commissioner.

Category E Longarm

  • Machine gun that is a longarm.
  • Tear gas gun or projector.
  • Shotgun or rifle with a length of less than 75 centimetres measured parallel to the barrel.
  • Mortar, bazooka, rocket propelled grenade or similar large calibre military firearm designed to fire an explosive or projectile or any other similar prescribed firearm.
  • Cannon which is not a black powder ball firing cannon.
  • Any other firearm prescribed for the purposes of this category.
  • Any other firearm that is declared to be a Category E by the Chief Commissioner.

Category E Handgun

  • Machine gun that is a handgun.
  • Any handgun prescribed for the purposes of this category.

Category P paintball

  • Any firearm that is designed to discharge a paintball.

Category Q Antique Handgun

  • Handgun (that is not a single shot antique handgun)
  • That was manufactured before 1 January 1900.
  • That uses percussion as a means of ignition.
  • That does not take commercially available cartridge ammunition.

Category H General Category Handguns

  • Rimfire handgun.
  • Centre fire handgun that is not a E Handgun.
  • Muzzle loading handgun.
  • Air pistol.
  • That does not exceed 65 centimetres in length.

Original Article from www.police.vic.gov.au/retrievemedia.asp?media_id=78833

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