55G Offences relating to removing or altering firearm markings


A person commits an offence if the person, without reasonable excuse, obliterates, removes, or alters a marking on a firearm or part.


A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years.


If any mark is removed for a lawful and proper purpose, the firearm or part must be re-marked in accordance with the marking requirements of this Act and regulations made under section 74.

Section 55G: inserted, on 25 June 2020, by section 83 of the Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 23).