Section 66 of the Firearms Act 1996 is Defaced or Altered Firearms or Firearm Parts and is extracted below.
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(1) A person must not, unless authorised by the Commissioner to do so:
(a) deface or alter any number, letter or identification mark on any firearm or firearm part, or
(b) use, supply, acquire or possess a defaced firearm or give possession of a defaced firearm to another person, or
(c) supply, acquire or possess a defaced firearm part or give possession of a defaced firearm part to another person.
Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 14 years.
(2) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence under subsection (1) (b) or (c) if the defendant proves that the defendant did not know, and could not reasonably be expected to have known, that the firearm or firearm part was a defaced firearm or defaced firearm part (as the case requires).
(3) In this section:
“defaced firearm” means a firearm on which any number, letter or identification mark has been defaced or altered.
“defaced firearm part” means a firearm part on which any number, letter or identification mark has been defaced or altered.
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