Australian Standard AS 1683.15.2-1990 Methods of test for elastomers - Durometer hardness - Australian Government

Description

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to import firearms into Australia. Imported firearms must meet the safety standards set out in the Regulations.

A firearm, fully cocked and with the safety catch or safety notch (if any) disengaged, must not discharge if it is held with the barrel vertical and dropped 3 times, being re-cocked after each drop, from a height of at least 35 centimetres and not more than 45 centimetres onto a rubber mat that:

  • is 25 millimetres thick
  • has a hardness reading (in this item called the appropriate hardness reading) of 75/85 when tested in accordance with Part 15 of this Standard.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Customs Act 1901 AG

Regulation(s) name

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 AG

Administering agency

Department of Home Affairs

Australian Border Force

Contact details

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Enquiries

Australian Border Force

Department of Home Affairs

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