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Gun parts and ammunition found by police. (supplied)
Gun parts and ammunition found by police. (supplied)

A 42-year-old Lagoon Grass man will appear in Lismore Local court today after being charged with a range of firearm offences including manufacturing pistols.

Richmond Local Area command police went to the residential property on Bangalow Road, Lagoon Grass, about 10.30am on Thursday.

As a result of a search of the property police located a safe in a sunroom. Inside the safe police located a dismantled Colt revolver, numerous firearm parts consisting of trigger mechanisms and operating mechanisms. The Colt revolver was converted for use for the purpose of firing a .410 gauge projectile.

One of the guns found at a Lagoon Grass property. (supplied)
One of the guns found at a Lagoon Grass property. (supplied)

Also located within the safe was a large number of spent or used .410 gauge ammunition and a large amount of unused .22 calibre ammunition.

Inside the man’s bedroom police found a replica Browning brand pistol and a replica Glock 9mm pistol which had been converted for use for the purpose of firing a .22 bullet

The Lagoon Grass man will be charged with the following: Manufacture pistol without licence (2 counts)

Possess Unregistered Pistol (3 counts)

Possess Firearm barrel without authority, 
Not keep pistol safe
, Possess ammunition without authority, 
Possess Prohibited drug
, Allow unauthorised person to possess pistol
, Conspiracy to Supply unregistered Firearm
, Supply unregistered Firearm

He will appear in Lismore Local Court today.


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