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Male charged with firearms offences at Murwillumbah

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A man who was searched by police in the early hours of Saturday (February 16) has been charged with firearms offences.

At about 1am, a 42 year old man from Murwillumbah was stopped and searched by police on the corner of Wollumbin and Brisbane streets, Murwillumbah.

During the search police seized items including a replica Browning high-powered pistol with a magazine inserted into the handle. The accused admitted ownership of the pistol.

The man was arrested and taken to the Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with possessing an unauthorised pistol T2 and breaching bail conditions.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court. Enquires are on-going regarding other property found in his possession.

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  1. Hi

    Can someone explain to me how a replica pistol can be high powered.

    Man charged with wearing replica pistol at M’bhah
    A man who was searched by police in the early hours of Saturday has been charged with carrying a high-powered replica Browning pistol.

    For accuracy Maybe this would have been better.

    “A man was charged with possessing a replica of the Browning High Power pistol”

    FYI There was a time one could purchase replicas like this one at Sherry’s disposals. They were an inexpensive way for collectors to have a non function example of their favourite side arm. The owner could open and close the action and insert a replica magazine into the grip.

    The end of the barrel was plugged and the overall blueing was of poor quality. They could not be fired unless the owner wanted to loose parts of his body.

    • Hi Garry, we were a bit confused too so w asked the police to clarify.
      They said the pistol was not a toy. It had the appearance and function of a real firearm.

  2. Poorly written piece, Hi-Power is the model of the pistol, not a description of the lethality of the firearm. I’m not sure what is so dire about the replica magazine being inserted in a replica pistol, guess it makes the whole thing sound more scary and dangerous. Bit of a beat up.


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