The defendant had been found in possession of the disassembled parts for three prohibited automatic firearms.
Held: The appeal failed despite the fact that the ability of the carbines to fire automatically required an operation of some delicacy achieved only by an expert in re-assembling the parts.
 76 Cr App R 53,  Crim LR 752
Applied – Regina v Clarke CACD 1985
A sub-machine gun was found. It was incomplete, without trigger, pivot pin or magazine, but had been designed for fully-automatic fire only. It could be operated by use of a piece of string tied across the ‘sear’ (the catch keeping the hammer at . .
Cited – Bewley v Regina CACD 6-Jul-2012
The defendant appealed against his conviction for possession of a firearm. The crown had been able to make it discharge a pellet only by taking elaborate preparatory steps. ‘There being no dispute but that the starting pistol was a lethal-barrelled . .
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Updated: 04 May 2022; Ref: scu.462421