New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

The legal aspects of owning, shooting, importing arms/ ammo and other related legal aspects as well as any other legal queries. Please note: This INCLUDES all arms licensing issues/ queries!
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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by TwoTwo » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:10 pm

Hi Folks,

Has anyone on this forum applied for, and obtained a license for a .22 Air Rifle?

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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by Karan13121999 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:43 pm

singhfp wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:23 am
My observations on classification of weapons in Arms rules 2016

.45 ACP is no longer a Prohibited bore as per the Arms rules 2016
Any Pistols (except 9mm Parabellum, 9x19mm/9mm Luger/9mm Parabellum Plus) is a Permissible arm so 45 is legal now

Any Revolvers Except (.38 Revolver MkIIz also .38/200x20R, .380/200 Revolver Mk-II, .455 WebleyR) is a Permissible arm

Any Non semi-automatic Centerfire Rifle, except (7.62mm NATO/ 7.62x51mm NATO, 5.56mm NATO/ 5.56x45mm NATO 7.62mmx39mm .303 British or 7.7x56mmR) is a Permissible arm. (Centerfire semi-automatic are very clearly mentioned as restricted arm, so all those M1 Grand owners are in trouble)

Any Shotgun (including semi-automatic) of calibre up to 12 bore/gauge, include the lesser calibres of 16, 20, 28 and 410 bore etc. is a Permissible arm

.22 bore Rimfire rifles (including semi-automatic) is a Permissible arm

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So 50 calibre is legal for semi auto or single fire rifles now?

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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by Vikram » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:04 am

Owning is not a problem. Getting one is. You can bring one in as a returning NRI, under TR provision, provided you held a valid license for the same. You cannot sell it in your lifetime or if you do you cannot be granted a license. This is my understanding.

It cannot be a semi. Bolt or other manual mechanism. Semi or auto would need a so called PB license.

So, to answer your question, it is possible in theory. Whether you can pull it off is a different matter. I would pay to be there when you unpack it for the customs officials' inspection. :wink: :D
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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by Karan13121999 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:01 pm

Vikram wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:04 am
Owning is not a problem. Getting one is. You can bring one in as a returning NRI, under TR provision, provided you held a valid license for the same. You cannot sell it in your lifetime or if you do you cannot be granted a license. This is my understanding.

It cannot be a semi. Bolt or other manual mechanism. Semi or auto would need a so called PB license.

So, to answer your question, it is possible in theory. Whether you can pull it off is a different matter. I would pay to be there when you unpack it for the customs officials' inspection. :wink: :D
What about importing? I am looking to get a piece sooner or later. Or at least try to get 1. The looks on the face of customs officer would be priceless 😂

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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by Vikram » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:08 pm

Please refer to my post above about importing.
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