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Gun Barrel Proof Act 1868

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[F1129 Convention proof marks.U.K.

(1)In this Act “convention proof mark” means any mark, sign or character of which a specimen is for the time being included in the register of proof marks published by the Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms established under a Convention done at Brussels on 1st July 1969 (in this section and in sections 130 and 131 of this Act referred to as “the register”), not being a mark, sign or character included therein as a United Kingdom proof mark.

(2)The Proof Master of each of the Two Companies shall keep at the Proof House a copy of the register for the time being in force, together with copies of any documents published by the Permanent International Commission amending that register; and the copy or copies so kept shall be open for public inspection without charge at all reasonable times.

(3)The Proof Masters of the Two Companies respectively shall from time to time, by advertisement published—

(a)in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes;

(b)in a local newspaper circulating in Birmingham; and

(c)in daily newspapers circulating generally in England and Wales, in Scotland and in Northern Ireland respectively;

give notice of the inclusion in or omission from the register of any marks, signs or characters other than United Kingdom proof marks.]

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F1Ss. 129-131 substituted (5.6.1980) for ss. 129-137 (with savings for ss. 129, 132) by Gun Barrel Proof Act 1978 (c. 9), s. 9(3), Schs. 1, 2; S.I. 1980/640, art. 2

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