Collectors license hypothetical around magazines

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Collectors license hypothetical around magazines

Post by wolfthomas » 27 Mar 2020, 10:59 am

So I understand the clearest answer might be asking licensing but I thought I'd ask my peers first.

I have had a General Handgun license for sporting shooting in Victoria for a while but recently I have got my category 1 collectors license.

If I shoot a new-ish Browning HiPower with 10 rds magazines for sporting and I'm looking to obtain an older pre-1947 Browning HiPower on my collectors license because I think they're neat.

Then if I come across a 13rd original browning magazine before I find an antique Browning HiPower, am I allowed to own it?

Or will I get into trouble as technically it could go into my newer HiPower which I use for sporting?

Just trying to stay out of trouble with all the byzantine rules.
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Re: Collectors license hypothetical around magazines

Post by yoshie » 27 Mar 2020, 4:09 pm

You would be able to own an 13 rounder but you'll be in the stink if you are caught using at the range
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Re: Collectors license hypothetical around magazines

Post by No1Mk3 » 27 Mar 2020, 5:29 pm

G'day wolfthomas,
yoshie has hit the nail on the head, you can own any magazine just don't use it. The mags aren't that hard to come by either, I have a couple on my Collectors for the Vietnam era holster I found which also are not hard to find. WW2 Canadian holsters pop up now and then but of course Nazi marked ones are expensive, Cheers.
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Post by wolfthomas » 27 Mar 2020, 6:13 pm

Thanks for the help guys
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