Skirmish Firearms Safety – Living History Resource Group
All Firearm participants
are to be licensed shooters in NSW or simular from another state. They are to take responsibility for their actions and firearms
safety is in accordance with NSW firearms Legislation. Please go to http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/community_issues/firearms
And look under Brochures
1) Capping off & Springing rammers by FSO to be done at commencement
of each scenario or when an individual returns to the scenario from a break.
2) Weapons are to be handled and stored in accordance with NSW Firearms safety
codes and legislation at all times. If you are not aware of these please ask.
3) Firing: Always aim high or wide by at least 20 degrees. NEVER fire closer
than 20 meters, 30 metres for horses.
4) Tap loading only - All ramrods to be taken out prior to event
5) The words ‘Stop, Stop, Stop’ to be shouted loud when a safety
breach or accident has occurred. All firing and activity to cease until Safety Officer indicates.
6) Report any potential hazards to CO/NCO, event organisers or Safety Officers.
7) 2-Banders – to be positioned in front rank of company formation
only, NCOs’ are to check this before firing in two ranks, this is because the end of the muzzle of the two bander will
end near the persons head in the front rank and may cause injury if fired.
8) 6-wing Percussion Caps are not allowed due to musket hammers splitting
the cap and sending fragments into other shooters.
Cartridges and cartridge boxes are to be inspected
By FSO before the skirmish,
10) NO LIVE ROUNDS OR BALL ARE TO BE TAKEN TO A Skirmish EVENT.
11) Bayonets are only used with prior approval of the FSO
12) Drugs & Alcohol are not to be taken before or during a scenario
13) Tampions/muzzle plugs
shall be removed prior to taking the field.
14)NO PAPER or OTHER OBEJECTS for wadding shall be placed
down the bore.