Dating firearms by seral number
View the updated fees and charges Firearms Amnesty Do you have unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms, firearm parts, mechanisms, fittings, prohibited firearm accessories, silencers or ammunition? This means devices that were previously not categorised as a firearm, such as deactivated and non-handheld firearms, are now captured under the Act.
You can hand these into a participating licensed firearms dealer or a police station for surrender or free registration under an ongoing General Amnesty in South Australia which is provided for in the new firearms legislation. If you own such an item you will be required to obtain a licence and register it.
The 30-year-old database will be replaced with a contemporary communication and business processing system to improve service delivery to the community.
The changes to fees came into effect from 1 January 2019.
Under the Firearms Regulations 2017, a regulated imitation firearm is defined as a device that:a) can be adapted to function as a firearm with a moderate exercise of skill and effort; andb) is constructed of material of sufficient strength to sustain the pressures of firing ammunition, paint-balls, airgun pellets or other similar projectiles.
If you require further advice then please contact Firearms Branch.
Lever action shotguns are presently a category A firearm, irrespective of any magazine capacity.
Under the proposed re-categorisation, those with a magazine capacity of 5 rounds or less will become a category B firearm.
However some manufacturing dates and information are available for a fee from: To date a gun they will need the serial number. For further information we suggest the book Webley Revolvers by Gordon Bruce and Christian Reinhart Webley started producing Air Pistols in 1924 and today still produce Air Pistols to the same design principle (see below the Tempest) The early Air Pistols were marked with serial numbers up to the beginning of World War 2.Individuals, health professionals, employers and firearms clubs must report any suspicions about a person's fitness to possess a firearm to the Registrar of Firearms.The security of firearms is paramount for a safe South Australia.The Office of the Attorney General is unable to guarantee the accuracy of this translation and is therefore not liable for any inaccurate information resulting from the translation application tool.Please consult with a translator for accuracy if you are relying on the translation or are using this site for official business.