From what I’ve seen on reddit, the two biggest changes for Victorians are that:
We no longer need to have our address on our licences.
Cat A/B Lever shotguns with more than 5 round capacity are going to become Cat D. However, the policy will be grandfathered in, so if you currently own one, you can continue to use it.
It was in the works for a while. good thing for those who have one, is that they can continue to have one.
Overall, an interesting read.
Did many of the 7 shot adlers come into the country?
One billion trillion gazillions. That’s why the crime rate is so high. It would have been a lot lower if they came in with 2 less ammunitions from the beginning.
I did wonder why I keep getting shot all the time.
That’s why, that’s the extra two ammunition bullets.
There’s some really interesting stuff in link, not just about shotguns. Good reading. Well, depends what you consider good reading, but I thought it is.
Although we all know it’s a complete wank. I have my doubts it would realistically effect many users.
I think if you legally modify it, it’s also okay.
the only impact I am seeing, is selling one. If you have a 5+ shot and have been grandfathered in… What owners of 5+ shotguns should do right now is to add filler the tube and make it 5 rounds. Then update LRD. That way you are good to go and to sell. That’s really the only impact.
Good point, i cant imagine there is much of a market for Cat D firearms
Eh, sort of, there’s certainly a market, but anyone who has a Cat D - why would they want a lever action shotgun, when they can get an AR or a semi shotgun with a fucking drum mag!
To be honest I don’t think there is a market for lever action shotguns, full stop.
No-one buying your Radler?
Nope, and I don’t blame them When you can buy a straight pull for only a smidge more. I wouldn’t buy one that’s for sure.
There was a lot of hype when the adler came out and a lot of people bought them just to give the finger to gca and the tard / fudd crew.
I only have one because I got it as part of a trade for my carcano.
I don’t mind if it just sits in my shotgun collection, it is an iconic piece of Australian firearms history I guess.