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INDIAN ARMS RULES 1962

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(1)  A manufacturer of fire-arms shall get every fire-arms manufactured by him stamped so as to show distinctly –

(a)  the marker’s name and registered trade marks, if any

(b)  the serial number of the weapon as entered in his register and the year of stamping; and

(c)  proof-mark

as shown in the following table

Table

S.No.

Weapons

Manufacturer’s name

Serial Number (Register no.)

Proof-mark

1.

DBBL

Weapons

(i) On the rib at the top tear the breach

(i) On the fastener

(i) On the flats of the barrels

   

(ii) On the side of the action body

(ii) On the flats of barrels

(ii) On the side of action body.

   

(iii) On the flat of the action body.

(iii) On the flat of the action body.

 

2.

SBBL

Weapons

(i) On the barrel near the beach.

(ii) On the side of the action body.

(i) On the fastener.

(ii) On the flat of the barrel

(iii) On the flat of the action body.

(i) On the barrel.

(ii) On the side of the action body.

3.

ML

Weapons

(i) On the barrel or on the rib near the nozzle.

(ii) On the side plates

(i) On the barrel near the nozzle.

(ii) On the action body.

(i) On the barrel

4.

Revolvers

(i) On the barrel

(i) On the barrel

(ii) On chamber

(iii) On the body

(i) On the barrel

(ii) On the body.

(iii) On the cylinder.

5.

Pistols

(i) On the frame

(i) On the frame

(i) On the barrel

(ii) On the body.

(2) When an imported fire-arm kept for sale by a dealer does not bear the manufacturer’s name, such distinguishing mark of the importer as allotted by the State Government shall be engraved on the barrel (adjacent to the number, if any, existing thereon) and on other parts as shown in Col. 2 of the Table under  sub-rule (1); if a barrel bears more than on number, the distinguishing mark shall be affixed to the number appearing on the original invoice. When the manufacturer’s number appears only on the trigger-guard or other replaceable part that number shall be engraved on the parts shown in Col. 3 of that Table.

(3)  A person, who has in his possession any fire-arm which does not bear distinctly a manufacturer’s name, number or other identification mark as mentioned in sub-rule(1), shall get the identification mark stamped on the firearm consisting of :

(a)  Such distinct letters as may be prescribed for the purpose by the State Government;

(b)  Serial number of the possession of licence in the Arms Register of the licensing authority concerned or, in respect of the fire-arms in possession of a person exempt from the obligation to take out licence for their possession, the letter “Ex”, and

(c)  The year of stamping,

in that order and in the following manner :

1. Rifles             ..            ..            ..            ..            ..            ..            On the barrel and breech

2. Guns and pistols             ..            ..            ..            On the barrel

3. Revolvers             ..            ..            ..            ..            On the breech and cylinder

Comment

See sec. 8.

26.    Records of transaction in arms and ammunition

(1)  Every dealer shall maintain such registers as may be prescribed by the Central Government to show receipts, disposal, balance of stock in hand and daily sales or arms or ammunition of different categories and provide such other information as may be required.

(2)  Every entry to transactions such registers shall be made before the close of business hours on the same day and in the case of a sale or transfer, the dealer shall, at the time of the transaction, require the purchaser or transferee, if not known to him to furnish particular sufficient for identification and shall immediately enter the said particulars in the registers.

27.         Inspection of premises, stock and record

         Every Magistrate and any police officer not below the rank of Inspector, or, if the Central Government so directs, of sub-inspectors,[acting within the local limits of his authority, or any officer of the Central Government specially empowered in this behalf may]-

(a)  Enter and inspect the premises in which arms or ammunition are manufactured or in which arms or ammunition are kept by a manufacturer or dealer in such arms or ammunition; and

(b)  Examine the stock and a count of receipts and disposal of arms and ammunition of any other register or document.

28.         Restrictions upon import or export for re-import of arms or ammunition

         A licence shall not be granted for the import or export for re-import of any arms or ammunition through the medium of post office.

Comment

            See Sec. 10.

29.    Import by sea or air

         Arms or ammunition shall be deemed to have been brought into India by a person when such arms or ammunition are imported through an agent and are either –

(i)   Consigned to such person direct, or

(ii)   Consigned to the said, agent, if the agent, possesses a certificate from the said person that the arms or ammunition are bona fide his property and the agent only clears the arms or ammunition from the customs house and forwards the same.

Comments

            See Sec. 11

            Deemed-Meaning of. - The word “deemed” always means to be treated “as if it were”

30.    Vessels entering the territorial waters of India

         Arms or ammunition carried by a vessel entering the territorial waters of India or leaving such waters, shall be deemed to be imported or exported, as the case may be, irrespective of whether the vessel carrying the arms or ammunition does not berth.

Comment

            For the relevant provision in the Arms Act, 1959, see Sec. 11.

31.      Imported by land or river of arms and ammunition

(1)  Where a licence is granted in Form XVI and the articles are consigned to an area not on the frontier of India, a copy of the licence shall forthwith be sent be the authority granting it to the Government of the State concerned or the District Magistrate having jurisdiction over the area in which they cross such frontier; and the State Government/District Magistrate may in its/his discretion require the licensee to produce the arms or ammunition for its/his inspection before allowing the same to be taken out.

(2)  Where arms for ammunition are imported by rail, a copy of the licence shall forthwith be sent by the authority granting it to the railway authorities at the place to which such arms or ammunition are consigned.

Comment

                For the relevant provision in the Arms Act, 1959, see Sec. 11


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