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Gun Barrel Proof Act 1868

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92 The Two Companies to maintain Proof House and Branch Proof Houses.E+W+S+N.I.

The Two Companies respectively shall from Time to Time maintain a proper public Proof House in or near London and Birmingham respectively, and every Branch Proof House provided by them respectively, except during the Time such Branch Proof House shall be lawfully discontinued as a proper public Proof House, and shall maintain the same Proof House and Branch Proof House respectively with all Things necessary for proving Barrels thereat, and shall at all Times keep the same respectively in proper Order and Condition for the proving of all Barrels from Time to Time duly brought thereto for Proof thereat, and shall keep at their respective Proof House, and may, if they think fit, keep at every or any Branch Proof House provided by them respectively, a Set of Standard Plugs to determine the Size of the Barrels; but the Two Companies respectively from Time to Time may limit the Right of User of any Branch Proof House provided by them respectively to the proving thereat of such Barrels as they respectively think fit, so as they respectively give public Notice of every such Limitation by Advertisement [F1published—

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

(b)in a local newspaper circulating in Birmingham;

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

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