Rare pis­tol found

Cockburn Gazette - - CRIME WATCH -

PO­LICE who stormed a Palmyra man’s home un­cov­ered an un­li­censed Ger­man-is­sue World War I Luger pis­tol.

Po­lice dis­cov­ered the 106-year-old 9mm semi­au­to­matic pis­tol in a locked safe when they stormed Ross Gor­don Cup­per’s home about 9am on July 6.

Mr Cup­per, 65, pleaded guilty to un­li­censed posses­sion of a hand­gun in Fre­man­tle Mag­is­trate’s Court last Fri­day.

“Firearms of that kind shouldn’t be in the com­mu­nity at all,” Mag­is­trate Adam Hills-Wright said.

He was fined $1200 plus court costs of $118.50.

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