Chapter VI Arms and Ammunition

Chapter vI:

Arms and Ammunition

6-1.      General scale of arms, ammunition and stores for maintenance – (1) The armament of the police is fixed by orders of the Central Government, without which authority no changes in the nature and amount of such armament may be made. The authorized scale of arms, ammunitions, equipment for the carrying and stores for the repair and maintenance of arms is shown in “Equipment Tables of Civil Police and Jails,” published under the authority of the Central Government and obtainable from the [1][Government Printing Press Karachi/Islamabad]. At least two copies of this publication shall be in the possession of each range Deputy Inspector General and Superintendent of Police, and authorized corrections as issued from time to time.

[[2](2)     Gazetted Officers and Clerks who have to deal, in any capacity with, application for leave, are required to familiar with and are in a position to refer to Civil Services Rules (Punjab), Vol. I and leave rules mentioned in sub-rule (1) this Chapter contains only such departmental rules as supplement the rules of the Finance Department and summary of the more important of the later rules for the guidance of subordinates Police Officer, who are not in possession of the leave rules regard to. In all doubtful cases of where detailed information is required, the rules should be consulted in original. Clerks and others having access to the full rules are required to give all reasonable assistance to officers of whatever 7 rank, who wish to ascertain their individual rights and obligations in respect of leave, or to obtain guidance for dealing with requests received from their subordinates.]


6-2.      Source of supply of arms, ammunitions, etc. – (1) All items shown in the Equipment Tables shall be obtained by indent, in the manner prescribed in the rules which follow, from the Ordnance Department. Police armament is supplied on payment, charges being met from funds administered by the Inspector General. In respect of certain items the Inspector General may decide, from time to time, obtain supplies from sources other than the Ordnance Department. Such exceptions to the general principle that the Equipment Tables are the authority for demands will be notified in the Police Gazette or otherwise.


(2) In every police office concerned a special permanent file shall be maintained containing copies of orders by the Inspector General authorizing exceptions to, or deviations from. The Equipment Tables Except in the office of range Deputy Inspector’s General, this file shall be kept in duplicate, one copy being in the English Office and the other in the headquarter lines office.


6-3.      Distribution of arms to districts – The distribution of arms to districts is fixed by the Inspector General in accordance with the principles approved, from time to time, by the Central Government. Each district shall maintain a printed statement showing the total armament of the district as so fixed and its permanent distribution within the district as approved by the Deputy Inspector General of the range. This statement shall be countersigned in duplicate by the Deputy Inspector General and one such countersigned copy shall be hung up in the office of the Superintendent and the other in the armoury. Relevant extracts, duly signed by the Superintendent of Police personally shall be hung up in the armoury, or equivalent place where arms are stored, of the lines and of every police station, post or standing guard where arms are maintained.


6-4.      Description of police arament – The classes of armament authorized for the police are as follows:-


(a)        Rifles – short magazine Lee-Enfield, for mounted police, 1st armed reserves and such other police as may be authorized to be so armed.

(b)       Muskets breech loading 410 bore for head constables and constables in the proportion of the total establishment of those ranks for which such armament is authorized (vide rule 6.5).

(c)        Riles – short .22 inch R. F. for instructional purposes, in numbers authorized for each district by the Inspector General.

(d)       Pistols – Revolver 455 inch for gazetted officers and upper subordinates according to the scale and condition prescribed in rule 5.5.

(e)        Sword – bayonets pattern 1903 for rifles, short M. L. E., pattern 1903 for 410 muskets (one per musket) and pattern 1887 for side arms for such proportion of establishment as may be authorized.


6-5.      Scale of arms districts – (1) The armament of police in districts in calculated according to the following scale:-




(a)   Permanent standing guards. One per man.

Police stations

The proportion fixed by Government   for each class of police stations.
(c)   Reserve at headquarters. 20 percent of the total sanctioned establishment of head constables and 40 percent of that of foot constables exclusive of the number of those ranks armed with rifles.
Reserve at Police Training School, [College,Sihala] As may be determined by the IGP from time to time.




            The 237.303 H. V. rifles are available for training purposes but they can only be drawn on for issue under the orders of the Inspector General. 110.410 muskets and 6.22 Lee Enfield rifles are also maintained for training purposes.




Mounted police and 1st armed reserve. One per man

Upper subordinates other than those employed on clerical and persecuting duties, probationary and officiating sub-inspectors. One per office


NOTE:           The supply of revolvers to gazetted officers is governed by rule 6-11.


(2) The above scale applies to all district except those for which a special scale, either for the whole district or for a portion of its establishment, has been authorized by Government and notified by the Inspector General. The sanctioned scale of revolvers includes a proportion for officers officiating as upper subordinates, and for upper subordinates of additional police (vide Memo. 2647/9-21/23 dated 22nd November 1927).


(3) When the establishment of a district is increased or decreased, or when the strength of an police station or guard within a district is altered in such way as to affect the above scale, application shall be made to the Inspector General for sanction to alter armament of the district accordingly, or to the Deputy Inspector General to after the distribution of arms within the district, as the case may be.



6-6.      Changes in fixed distribution – A Superintendent may, in case of necessity, temporarily increase the issue of arms to any place, but all such changes shall be reported to the Deputy Inspector General, who will satisfy himself at his inspections that the authorized permanent distribution is not altered without him sanction.


6-7.      Stamping of arms – All arms issued to the police with the exception of revolvers, shall be stamped with the district cypher and a serial number. Rifles and muskets shall be stamped on the butt plate; bayonets shall be stamped on the hilt and bayonet scabbards on the locket.


6-8.      Register of distribution of arms – (1) The distribution and movement of individual arms on charge, shall be recorded in Part I of the Arms distribution Register (Form 6-8), to be kept by the kot head constable under the supervision of the line officer. In this register shall be shown only actual arms and those accessories which are issued with them, and the register shall be divided so that a record of each item may be kept separately vide instructions in the form. Columns 3 and 4 of the form shall be balanced daily, the balance being shown in red ink, provided that no balance need be struck on any day when no transaction has taken place. The normal transaction is an issue from one sub-column of column 3 balanced by a receipt in another, the district total being unaffected; whenever an entry affecting the latter is made, e. g., the return of a musket to the arsenal or the transfer of a bayonet scabbard to condemned stock-an explanatory entry shall be made a column 5. Care must be taken that when a weapon is moved, the necessary entries are made respecting any accessory moved with it. The Lines Officer shall check this register at frequent intervals.


(2) In Part II of the register shall be maintained a nominal roll of the distribution of revolvers on charge in the district.


(3) A separate register in form 6-8(3) shall be maintained by the Kot Head Constable under the supervision of the Lines Officer, in which a history sheet of each weapon on charge in the district be entered.


6-9.      Special orders regarding rifles M.L.E. – (1) All rifles M.L.E. shall be kept in the armoury in a separate rack. A register [Form 6-9 (I)] shall be maintained by the kot head constable under the supervision of Lines Officer showing the names of the men permanently mobilized at headquarters to whom M.L.E. rifles are issued, and the arsenal number of the rifle and files bolt issued to each man. When rifles are issued from the armoury each man shall take the particular rifles registered against his name and will be held responsible for it.


(2) If the kot head constable finds, when a rifle is being returned to store, that is is damaged or that any part of it is lost or damaged. The shall produce the man surrendering the rifles before the Lines Officer, and cause an entry to be made in the lines diary detailing he loss ordamage that has occurred.


(3) Every police officer, who loses or damages his rifles, bayonet, or any part thereof, shall report such loses or damage without delay to the officer commanding his party. A report shall be submitted immediately in writing to the Lines Officer, who will inform the Superintendent of Police without delay. An enquiry shall be made immediately in accordance with instructions laid down in rule 6-22. In the event of the loss of a rifle, rifle-bolt or musket-bolt the police officer directly responsible shall be suspended until the orders of the Deputy Inspector General of Police are received on the report of the Committee of Enquiry. Any police officer, who fails to report forthwith the loss of a rifle or rifle-bolt by a man under his command, shall be suspended and charged with neglect of duty. An officer, to whom the report of such loss is made, shall immediately take all possible steps for the recovery of the rifle or bot.


6-10.    Custody and case of arms – (1) All arms, when not in use, shall be kept in racks in the armoury or other place appointed for the purpose. In the lines the kot hard constable, under the direct and personal supervision of the Lines officer; at police stations, the station clerk, undr the supervision of the officer in charge of the police station; and at all other places the officer in command of the detachment shall be directly responsible for the custody and care of all arms borne on charge and for the correctness of all issues and receipts.


(2) Detailed instructions for the cleaning of rifles, muskets and bayonets are contained in Appendix 6.10(2). The individual police officer to whom a weapon is issued shall be responsible for cleaning it according to these instructions before and after use. The periodical cleaning and oiling of arms not in use shall be done by fatigues told off for the purpose. The “pull off” of all rifles and muskets shall be tested annually.


(3) Every police officer is personally responsible for the safe custody and care of every weapons, or accessory thereto, issued to him, until it is returned to the custody of the officers responsible for issuing it, as prescribed in sub-rule (1) above.


6-11.    Revolvers – (1) Notwithstanding anything in rule 6.10 above, a police officer to whom a Government revolver has been issued shall be personally responsible for its custody and care at all times, even when he shall have disposed of its as provided in sub-rule (3) below, when proceeding on leave.


(2) In addition to the rechard maintained in Part II of the Arms Distribution Register, the number and make of the revolver issued to an upper subordinate shall be entered in his character roll.


(3) When an officer to whom a revolver has been issued ceases to be a police officer, or ceases to belong to a rank to which revolvers are issued, or proceeds on leave other than casual leave, he shall return the revolvers are issued to him, together with all equipment, ammunition and accessories issued to him with such revolver, to the Lines officer for deposit in the headquarters armoury.


NOTE: Each revolver on charge shall be fitted with a khaki cord lanyard of approved pattern at the cost of the equipment fund.


(4) Each gazetted officer is required to be armed with a revolve or automatic pistol of .450/.455 bore, purchased and maintained at his own expense, either privately or from the Ordnance Department. All gazetted officers are permitted once in their service to purchase at cost price a service revolver, with accessories, from a Government arsenal.

6-12.    Ammunition scale – Ammunition for arms held by the police is authorized on the scales shown in the “Equipment Table, Civil Police and Jails.” The allotment shown in table 2 is “service” ammunition; that shown in table 11 is the annual or “ practice” supply.


6-13.    Distribution of ammunition – (1) The primary division of ammunition on charge is into “service” and “practice” stocks, according to the scale referred to in rule 6-12 above.


(2) Ammunition shall be supplied from the “Service” stock to police stations, outposts, and standing guards where muskets are kept at the scale of ten rounds shall and five rounds, backshot per musket. At police stations and outposts the whole of this stock shall be kept ordinarily in a locked box in the store room, issues being made as required for use. At guards ten rounds ball shall be issued to each head constable and constable of the guard and shall be carried in a pouch, and the stock of buckshot ammunition shall be kept in a locked box in charge of the guard commander, to be issued only when required for use. Buckshot ammunition also be issued to escorts at five rounds per musket.


Each police sentry who is armed with a musket and his relief shall carry in his expense pouch three rounds of buckshot ammunition.

(3) The remainder of the “service” stock and the whole of the “practice” stock, except the expense stock referred to in rule 6-14 shall be kept in the magazine.


(4) The total stock of ammunition of all kinds, with the divisions and distribution of each class, shall be shown in each district in a statement to be countersigned by the Deputy Inspector General of Police and hung up in the magazine and in the office of the Superintendent of Police. Relevant extracts from this statement shall be supplied to each police station, etc, having ammunition on charge.


(5) The Superintendent of Police may, in case of need, temporarily alter the amount of service ammunition kept at any place, but all such alterations shall be reported to the Deputy Inspector General of Police.


6-14.    “Expense” stock – (1) A small stock, the amount of which shall be fixed for each district with the approval of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, and shall not ordinarily exceed one full box, shall, n the case of the following classes of ammunition, be issued from the “practice” stock in the magazine to the charge of the kot head constable, to be kept by him in the armoury as the “expense” stock, viz.,-cartridges ball .410 bore ; buckshot .419 bore ; blank .410 bore and blank .303 inch. Under no circumstances shall cartridges, ball, .303 inch, be issued to the “expense” stock or stored elsewhere than in the magazine. Cartridges, drill, .303 inch, be kept in the expense stock.


(2) From the expense stock issued shall be made to armed parties proceeding on patrol, escort and other armed duties and to all parties detailed for practice with blank ammunition or on the range. If the expense stock is insufficient for the needs of such parties, it shall be supplemented by an issued from the magazine.



The “Quarter Guard” being a permanent guard, shall have its own stock of ammunition under rule 6013(I) and shall not be supplied from the expense stock.


(3) From the expense stock there shall be kept filled in the armoury so many bandoliers (40 rounds ball), pouches (10 rounds ball) expense pouches (3 rounds buckshot) as the Superintendent of Police may be standing order direct, according to the scale considered necessary in each district for emergencies and for issue to normal daily armed duties. The remainder of the expense shall be kept by the kot head constable in a locked box. The ammunition kept in pouches shall, however, always be issued on the first opportunity for expenditure on the range and replenished from the balance of the stock.


(4) The kot head constable shall personally make all and receipts and keep the account of this stock in Form 6-14(4). He shall replenish the stock as required from the magazine in exchange for a corresponding number of empty cases, damaged or lost rounds.


6-15.    Revolver ammunition – (1) Ammunition is issued free to all officers in possession of service revolvers on the scale shown in the Equipment Tables; in addition all such officers are allowed to purchase 100 rounds annually from the Ordnance Department at cost price. Such purchases, except the initial purchases by each officer, as well as all replenishments of the free issue, must be supported by the deposit of an equivalent number of empty cases or loss statement in I.A.F.A-498 duly authenticated, in lieu thereof..


(2) Officers are personally responsible for their own ammunition, both that issued to them free and any which they may purchase. The total stock of revolver ammunition and its distribution to gazetted and non-gazetted officers will be shown in the statement prescribed in rule 6-14(4), but no detailed account of it will be kept in the magazine. Any officer may, with the permission of the Superintendent of Police, deposit such proportion of his revolver ammunition as he may wish for safe custody in the magazine in a box, or other receptacle, locked or sealed by himself.


(3) Replacement of revolver ammunition expended, whether on service, or practice, shall be made, when supplies are received from the arsenal in compliance with annual special indents submitted for the whole district (vide rule 6-25). Empty cases shall be deposited after each expenditure of ammunition with the kot head constable, who shall enter the receipt and the name of the officer making the deposit, in the expense stock register. When cartridges or empty cases are lost, the officer from whose stock they have been lost shall be responsible for reporting the matter and for having the necessary loss statement prepared.


6-16.    Ammunition accounts – (1) Ammunition of any class expended in action against criminals, or in any manner otherwise than in annual musketry practice, shall be debited to the service stock. The practice stock is provided solely for training purposes, viz., elementary and range practices and repetitions thereof as duly authorized from time to times. The allotment represents the maximum which may be so expended annually.


(2) The service stock must always be kept complete, any expenditure from it being replaced immediately from the expense stock. Should such replacement of service ammunition reduce the practice stock below the amount required for training, a special indent against “Service” expenditure may be submitted [vide rule 6-26(4)].


(3) In order that the oldest ammunition on charge may be expended in practice, all ammunition received from the arsenal shall be placed in the service stock, a corresponding transfer of the oldest of that being made to the practice stock. This transfer shall normally be carried out when the annual supply ammunition is received from the arsenal; it shall be combined with the renewal of all service ammunition on issue in police stations, guards, etc.; all such ammunition being withdrawn and transferred to the practice stock in the magazine and being replaced from the next oldest portion of the service stock.


(4) No account of the service stock other than the distributions statement [rule 6-13(4)] is necessary. Transactions affecting the practice stock shall be recorded in the magazine register [Form 6-16(4)]. In this account, so far as possible, bulk transactions only shall be shown. Except in the case of .303 ammunition, the details of which must be kept in the magazine register, issues for whatever purpose from the magazine shall ordinarily be made to the expense stock, and the detailed expenditure shall be recorded only in the accounts of the latter. Similarly, empty cases and damaged rounds shall be collectd in the expense stock and deposited in the magazine in bulk in exchange for fresh ammunition.


6-17.    Control and inspection of magazines and storage of ammunition there-in – Rules for the control and inspection of magazines are published as Appendix 6-17(A). Each class of ammunition shall be kept together and separate from other classes. In each class service shall be separated from practice stock, and, within each such stock, spaces shall be left between groups of boxes received at different times from the arsenal. Each such group shall be marked with a card showing the date of receipt, date of entry in service, or practice stock as the case may be, and the ordinance mark and date of manufacture. When miss-fires and other defects occur tests shall be carried out according to the rules in the Appendix 6-17(B).


6-18.    Disposal of empty cases and defective rounds – Empty cases and defective rounds may e returned to the arsenal at any time and should be so returned periodically as they accumulate, the return being supported by a voucher in each case in I.A.F.Z.-2096 in duplicate. Pending return to the arsenal, empty cases of each class of ammunition and defective rounds shall be kept separately in boxes in the magazine. Before being packed for dispatch they shall be counted and checked with the magazine register. Each class shall be packed separately for dispatched rounds shall not be pocked with empty cases. Paper cases of blank .476 shall be burnt and the brass of the bases collected after burning shall be returned to the arsenal, accompanied by a certificate signed by a gazetted officer and showing the member of cases burned. Defective rounds, or condemned ammunition, shall on no account be broken up locally.


6-19.    Check of ammunition – The keys of the magazine shall be kept by the Lines officer, who shall keep up the magazine register personally. The Lines officer shall, further, personally count the practice stock, including the expense stock, once a quarter, and shall record the fact in the lines diary and by a note in all registers concerned. In districts where there is a reserve inspector, he shall personally check the stocks and registers once a quarter, and, after reconciling any errors or discrepancies he may find, certify on the registers that he has done so and that the accounts are correct and the ammunition shown therein is actually present. In other districts this check shall be carried out by a gazetted officer twice 6 year.


6-20.    Component parts and stores – (1) The Equipment Tables show the component parts and stores authorized for the repair and maintenance of arms. Armourers tools and materials shall be kept in each district according to tables 4 and 5 replacement being obtained as required in accordance with rule 6-25. Tables 7, 8, 9 and 11 show the description and scale of component parts and stores for the periodical cleaning and overhaul of arms and their accessories, which each district is required to maintain.


(2) Tools and stores for lubrication, etc., shall be kept by the armourer and checked at least once a year by means of the Equipment Tables by a gazetted officer. Components shall be kept in locked cabinets in charge of the kot head constable. Issues from the stock of components shall be made to the armourer only on the authority of a gazetted officer (vide rule 6-21 below). A stock book of component parts shall be kept in form 6-20(2) by the kot head constable, by means of which the components on charge shall be check and annual and other replacement indents prepared. The authority for each issue shall be noted in the register and, when the cost of components is recovered from individuals, the entry shall be in red ink.


6-21.    Care and repair of arms – (1) In every district on or more qualified armourers (according to the establishment sanctioned in each case) shall be entertained and the Superintendent shall be responsible that their efficiency is maintained. All such armourers shall be men trained at an Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering establishment and shall be sent, under arrangements to be made with the nearest Brigadier I.E.M.E., for refresher courses from time to time. Armourers are required to know the names and uses of all components, tools and stores referred to in rule 6-20 above and to be able to carry out all replacements of components, minor repairs, special cleaning and periodical lubrication of arms and accessories held on charge in the district.


(2) The components shown in table 9 shall be maintained only in those districts where the armourer is fully competent to repair revolvers. In other districts repairable revolvers shall be sent to the arsenal.


(3) Ordinary replacements of components lost or damaged in the course of duty with arms, and loses of ammunition not exceeding 5 rounds in any one case, may be replaced on the authority of gazetted officer, who shall in each case prepare a loss statement in I.A.F.A-498 and pass orders whether the cost of repairs is to be borne by Government or by the individual police officer responsible. In the latter case an order of the recovery of the sum involved (ascertainable from the priced vocabulary of Ordnance Stores) shall be issued in the order book, and recovery shall be made in the acquittance roll of the pay next due to the officer concerned.


(4) Whenever a weapon is seriously damaged, i.e.; when its repair involves more than the replacement of a loss or breakage such as might occur in normal use a committee of enquiry under rule 6-22 below shall be held.


6-22.    Procedure when arms are lost or seriously damaged – (1) When any weapon forming part of police armament is lost or seriously damaged, or when ammunition or fired cases, exceeding five in any one case, are lost, a committee of three officers, of whom at least one shall be a gazetted officer, shall be appointed by the Superintendent to enquire into the circumstances under which the weapon was lost or damaged and to decide whether the cost of replacement shall be borne by the Government or otherwise.


The report of the committee, which shall be in the prescribed form A.F-2, shall be submitted to the Deputy Inspector-General for approval and orders. To the report shall be attached a loss statement (I.A.F.A-498), on the reverse of which the Deputy Inspector-General will pass his orders. This statement shall be attached to the indent sent to the arsenal for the replacement of arms lost or damaged.


(2) When the loss, destruction or damage of any weapon is found by the committee assembled in accordance with sub-rule (1) above to be due to the neglect or malice of any police officer, such committee shall record its opinion, whether the cost of repair or replacement should be borne wholly or in part by the officer at fault. Unless there are special reasons to the contrary, the whole cost shall be charged to the officer at fault.


6-23.    Unserviceable arms – When any weapon is found by a committee assembled under rule 6-22 ante to be unserviceable and not repairable, whether from fair wear and tear or by the neglect of an individual police officer, an abstract of the report of the committee shall be forwarded to the Chief Ordnance Officer concerned, in I.F.A.Z-2098, for his sanction to the return and replacement of the weapon.


6-24.    Signal pistols and ammunition – Signal pistols and signal and illuminating cartridges are authorized on the scale shown in table 2 of the Equipment Tables for purposes of village protection in times of disturbance. This armament shall ordinarily be kept in the magazine at district head quarters, being shown in the distribution statement of arms and ammunition, and shall only be issued to selected villages, when, in the opinion of the Superintendent of Police, with the concurrence of the District Magistrate, circumstances warrant it.


6-25.    Indents – (1) All indents for arms, ammunition and ordnance stores shall be in I.A.F.Z.-2091 and shall be countersigned by the Deputy Inspector General before submission to the arsenal concerned. Indents shall be prepared by tables as shown in the Equipment Tables of Civil Police and Jails and separate indent sheets shall be used for each of the Ordnance Sections, the last sheets only being signed. For example, one indent only in necessary for stores in table2, but a separate sheet should be used for each Section shown in the table from which articles are required, as B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, C-1 and so on.

(2) Indents may be either for first issues or replacement. Indents for first issue shall be submitted only when an increase of establishment or a duly authorized change in the sanctioned scale justifies them, and in each such case the authority shall be quoted. Replacement indents shall ordinarily be submitted annually in the first week in December to the Deputy Inspector-General, who will countersign and forward them to the Chief Ordnance Officer so as to reach the latter officer on or before the 1st January, but if immediate replacement is required, as in the case of an unserviceable weapon, or when the stock of a particular component is exhausted, a special indent may be submitted through the same channel at any time.


(3) Replacement indents shall be framed so as to bring the stock of the article indented for up to that authorized in the Equipment Tables. The stocks shown in the those tables represent the full quantity of each articles required to be kept; only that quantity shall be indented for which represents the amount by which the authorized stock has been depleted since the last indent was submitted. Every replacement demanded must be supported by equivalent numbers of damaged weapons or parts, or empty or damaged rounds, or loss statements duly countersigned and accounting for the balance in detail. Loss statements shall invariably be prepared at the time when the loss is reported, and shall be forwarded to the Deputy Inspector-General for orders, together with the committee report under rule 6-22 when necessary. On return by the Deputy Inspector General they shall be kept in the office of the Superintendent and attached with the annual indent, unless replacement of the lost articles is demanded on special indent.


(4) No period is prescribed for the replacement of weapons, accessories or armourers tools; individual articles shall be replaced as they become unserviceable and are condemned by proper authority.


(5) The number and date of the voucher on which stores to be replaced have been returned to the arsenal shall be quoted in all replacement indents.


(6) Indents for small arms and ammunition shall be submitted as under:-



1. Rawalpindi, Campbellpur, Mianwali, Sargodha, Jhang, Muzaffargarh, Multan, Deral Ghazi Khan, Jhelum, and Gujrat. D.A., D.O.S, Rawalpindi district, Rawalpindi Cantonment.
2. Lahore, Gurdaspur, Sheikhupura, Amritsar, Lyallpur, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Ambala, Karnal, Simla, Kangra, Hoshiarpur, Jullundur, Ludhiana, Ferozepure, Montgomery, (Sahiwal) Hissar, Rohtak and Gurgaon. D.A., D.O.S, Lahore district, Lahore Cantonment.


(7) The description or arms, etc., given in the Equipment Tables shall be strictly followed in indents and supporting documents. Indents shall be marked “ Ready to receive in read ink”


(8) In order that the departmental accounts may be correctly adjusted, all articles the cost of which has been recovered from individual police officers shall be replaced by special replacement indent, on which shall be noted reference to the treasury receipts for payment of the sums recovered. [See also sub-rules 6-20(2) and 6-21(3)].


6-26.    Special rules for ammunition indents – (1) When empty cases or damaged round have not been returned to the arsenal in full prior to the submission of a replacement indent, a certificate shall be attached to the indent showing the number in hand ; the total indented for should balance the number already returned or accounted for by loss statements.


(2) Each class of ammunition is supplied by the Ordnance Department in packets containing a standard number of cartridges, and the packets are dispatched in sealed boxed containing a standard number of round. These numbers are marked on the packets and boxes, Ammunition shall be indented or in multiples of full boxes (packets in the case of buckshot, blank and revolver ammunition), the balance of less than a full box (or full packet) required to complete the authorized stock being shown in the indent and ammunition accounts as due and to be recovered in subsequent indents.


(3) The stock of ammunition for 303 and 22 rifles is calculated on the number of men trained din the use of those weapons ‘ this number is, unless specially ordered otherwise, twice the number of the first armed reserve of the district, plus the number of mounted police.


(4) Indents for the replacement of ammunition expended on service (vide rule 6-16(2) shall be made annually or at more frequent intervals, but separately from the annual indent for practice ammunition.


6-27.    Stock-taking – (1) All arms, ammunition and ordnance store are required to be to be checked twice year, together with other Government property on charge (vide rule 5-16). As soon as the returns of stock-taking have been received from police stations, etc., and not later than the 10th April and 10th October, the reserve inspector or, in districts where there is no reserve inspector, the Lines officers shall personally check the whole stock of arms, ammunitions, accessories, appliances, stores, tools and components kept in the lines and at standing guards, etc., subordinate to the lines. Having noted or reconciled any discrepancies in these stocks immediately in his charge, he shall compare his accounts and the returns from outside detachments with the distribution statements of arms and ammunition for the whole district and with the Equipment Tables, and shall report the result, noting and discrepancies, to the Superintendent. On receipt of this report by the Superintendent, a gazetted officer shall be required personally to verify it. Such Gazetted officer shall enquire into and pass orders on any discrepancies disclosed, taking the orders of the Superintendent if necessary, and shall personally satisfy himself of the correctness of all the articles reported on. The report, when dully verified by a gazetted officer, shall be attached with the reports of the general stock-taking of Government property in the district.


(2) The sock-taking ordered above shall be in addition to the checks ordered in rules 6-6, 6-10 and 6-19.


(3) All arms, ammunition and ordnance stores on charge shall further be thoroughly checked on transfer of charge of reserve inspector or Lines officer, and, when the kot head constable or armourer is transferred, the stocks for which they are directly responsible shall be checked.


6-28.    Inspection by Civil Chief Master Armourer – (1) Each district, the Railway Police and the Police Training College/Centre will be visited once in three years by an Inspector of Small Arms].  This officer will inspect one third of he arms on the charge of the Police every three years and report on all arms (including signal pistols, bayonets and bayonet scabbards) armouer’s tools and materials brought before him. He will not inspect ammunition or any stores or equipment obtained otherwise than from the Ordnance Department.


(2) Inspections referred to above are carried out at the request of the Inspector General of Police and will be held at District Head quarters, Railway Police Lines and the Police Training College/Centres. Superintendents of Police, Assistant Inspector General, Government Railway Police and Principal shall ensure that all arms not inspected at one such inspection shall, without fail, be produced at the next inspection. Prior to the arrival of the Civil [an Inspector of Small Arms]. numerical rolls in P.AF.O.-1455 shall be prepared in duplicate, showing the district and manufactory numbers and marks on arms to be inspected. An officer not below the rank of inspector shall be present throughout the inspection.


(3) Such inspections are to be paid for by the Provincial Government. If any Superintendent of Police thinks an inspection necessary he should address the Inspector General of Police with a view to his having the district included in the next tour program of the Civil [an Inspector for Small Arms]. .


(4) The report of the Civil [an Inspector Small Arms], when received, shall be forwarded by the Superintendent, with any necessary explanations, or reports as to the responsibility for deficiencies and damages brought to light, to the Deputy Inspector General, with whose sanction replacements authorized and other action recommended by the inspecting officer may be undertaken.


(5) Inspection or test of Small Arms Ammunition and explosives by Inspecting Ordnance Officers is carried out inn Arsenals. The Inspecting Ordnance Officer will call upon the Superintendent of Police to full up and submit to him Form G-803 in the case of ammunition (303 rifles, 410 musket and revolver ball, buckshot and blank) and Form G-848 in case of other explosives. This latter form will be required only in those districts which are supplied with bombs, Very light pistols, etc. The Inspecting Ordnance Officer will call for samples as he deems necessary and carry out tests. If the Inspecting Ordnance Officer actually carries out tests the Inspector General of Police should be informed.


(6) P. A. forms referred to in sub-rules (2) and (3) should be included in the indent for Pakistan Army forms. Districts should keep a dozen copies of each form in stock.


6-29.    Receipts of arms, etc., from arsenal – (1) The seal and weight, as shown in the invoice, of all packages received from an arsenal shall be carefully checked before the package is taken over from the railway or postal authorities ; if any discrepancy in weight or signs of tampering are found the package shall be opened in the presence of the Station Master of Postmaster concerned.


(2) Every package received from an arsenal shall be opened in the presence of an officer of rank not less than inspector, who shall personally check the contents and sign the invoice in token of having done so.


(3) Full boxes of ammunition shall not be opened on receipts, if the weight is correct and the seals intact. If the seal has been damaged in transit, the pin with which the lid is attached shall be withdrawn and the lid removed to permit inspector of the inner tin casing ; provided the latter is hermetically sealed, the contents shall be assumed to be correct.


6-30.    Return of arms, etc., to arsenal – (1) Unserviceable tools and components ; empty cartridge cases ; empty oil drums ands packing cases shall be returned to the arsenal as convenient, without previous intimation. Defective ammunition and unserviceable or repairable arms shall not be returned till the authorization of Chief Ordnance Officer concerned has been obtained on a report in P.A.F.Z.-2098.


(2) In all cases when articles are returned to the arsenal intimation shall be sent by post in the form of a voucher in P.A.F.Z.-2096 and workshop sheet P.A.F.O.-1,370 in duplicate.


(3) Arms, ammunition and other ordnance stores returned to the arsenal shall be sent by passenger train or, if within the authorized weight, by parcel post registered and insured. All articles shall be carefully packed in strong boxed the cases in which consignments have been received from the arsenal being used if possible – and sealed with the official seal of the Superintendent of Police in at least two places along the join between the top and sides of the box and two places along the join between the stop and sides and bottom. Packages sent by post shall further he enclosed in gunny or waxed cloth. A “packing note” in the form obtainable from the Ordnance Department shall be enclosed with each package, after being signed by an officer not lower in rank than the Lines officer, in whose presence the articles have been packed. Consignments by rail shall be sent under the special railway rules, whereby the guard of the train, whenever changed, receives a special receipt for each package from his relief.


(4) The procedure prescribed above shall be followed when arms, ammunition, etc., are transferred from one district to another, otherwise than in the direct custody of a police guard.


(5) Every precaution shall be taken to prevent the inclusion of live or miss-fire rounds with empty cartage cases returned to the arsenal. Should the arsenal report the inclusion of a live or miss-fire cartridge in a box of empty cases disciplinary action shall be taken against the officer responsible for the packing of the box.


6-31.    Precaution against the issue of dummy or blank cartridges with live cartridges – Every officer, who issues ammunition to armed men or parties proceeding on duty, and the commander each such party shall exercise special care to prevent dummy (drill) or blank rounds getting mixed up with live round, either at the time of issue or return of ammunition, and to prevent the substitution of rounds of local or other non-Government manufacture.


6-32.    Paper for targets – Paper (blue, black and brown) for targets is procurable as required on payment from the Stationary Store Chaklala, Rawalpindi. Payment shall be met from the contract contingent grant.


6-33.    Supply of forms – “P.A.” Forms required for transactions with the Ordnance Department are obtainable on payment from the allotment under the minor head printing work done by the Central Government Press on indents to be submitted annually to the Contractor, for Government Printing, “[..] through the Inspector General of Police.


6-34.    Extent of exemption from arms licenses – (1) No police officer may keep private arms without obtaining a proper license from the District Magistrate. (See also rule 14-22).


(2) All gazetted police officers are allowed to keep one service revolver free of license as a part of their equipment. Officers of the Indian (Imperial) Police Service may keep, without a license, one revolver or one pistol in addition to the revolver prescribed as part of their equipment (vide letter No. F-21/L., XVI/25-Police, dated 15th Jane 1926, from the Officiating Deputy Secretary to the Government of India, Home Department, to the Chief Secretary to the Government, Punjab). The revolver issued to upper subordinates are the property of Government and consequently exempt from license.


(3) Presentation of guns and other arms by the police for good work in criminal cases will be made only under the orders of the Provincial Government. Such arms are thus exempted under the Schedule attached to Indian Arms Act – (vide letter No. 474(Home – Genl.), dated the 28th May, 1921, from Home Secretary to Government, Punjab).

APPENDIX No. 6-10(2)


instructions for cleaning muskets b.l. .410 before and after firing


Pullthroughs, .303 arms                                              …        1 per musket

Gauze, wire (4” x 1-1/2”)                                             …        1 per musket

Bottles, oil                                                                  …        1 per musket

Sticks, cleaning, chamber, .303 arms No.2                  …        1 per 6 muskets

Oil lubricating, G.S.                gails                 …        2 per 100 muskets

Flannelette                              yds                  …        111/4 per musket


Cleaning Material – The pulthrough which will be kept in the but trap of the musket is provided with three loops. The first loop (the one nearest the weight) is for the wire gauze, the second for the flannelette and the thrid for the purpose of removing the pullthrough should it break or get jammed in the bore. If a jam occurs the man must not attempt to remove the obstruction but the musket must be taken to the Armourer.


Flannelette – No other form of material will be used for cleaning the bore. For cleaning the bore (or for drying it) after firing a price of flannelette large enough to fit the bore tightly, 4”x4” will be used. It will be placed in the second loop of the pullthrough and wrapped round the cord.


For oiling the bore a slightly smaller piece 3/4of flannelette will be used. If the piece used is too big, the oil will be scraped off as it enters the bore. The oil should be well rubbed with the fingers into the flannelette.


Wire Gauze – In pieces 4” x 11/4, only required after firing buckshot, and when necessary to remove fouling or rust, after ball firing when not removable with the flannelette then only with the permission of an officer.


In attaching it to the pullthrough the following method will be adopted:–


(i)        Find the gauze as in diagram so that the longer sides take the form of an “S”.


(ii)       Open the front loop of the pullthrough and put one side of it in each loop of the “S”.


(iii)      Then coil each half of the gauze tightly round that portion of the cord over which it is placed until the two rolls, thus formed, meet. The gauze must be thoroughly oiled before use and care taken to ensure that there are no loose strands of wire which may scratch the bore, then gauze will fit the bore tightly and will, if necessary, be packed with a small piece of flannelette, or other soft material to ensure it is fitting.


The gauze wire should not be allowed to remain on the pullthrough.

Oil – Service oil is carried in the oil bottle for which a recess in the butt is provided. No other form of lubricant is to be allowed to remain in the bore. Paraffin, though an effective agent in removing rust, will not prevent it.


Stick Cleaning Chamber – Made of wood about a foot long, at one end & slot is cut, the other end is cut square to allow a grip to be taken and the stick to be round by hand. A piece of dry flannelette is placed in the slot and sound round the stock (to ensure that the stick is covered). The stick is then passed through the boltway into the chamber and turned round several times. This is the only effective method of cleaning the chamber.


Cleaning – Before firing – All traces of oil will be removed from the bore and the action wiped with an oily rag.


After firing –

(i)        Removed the bolt.


(ii)       Pour about 5 to 6 points of boiling water through the bore from breech to muzzle, using a funnel, point inserted into the chamber.


(iii)      Insert the weight of pullthrough through the bolt hole of body then draw straight through the barrel from breech to muzzle in one continuous motion. The rifle to be held by the left hand with the of the butt on the ground, and the barrel in line with the direction of pull to avoid the cord rubbing the side of the muzzle, otherwise it will cause a groove to be worn where it rubs against muzzle ; this is know as “acord-wear” and affects accuracy and serviceability.


(iv)      To be repeated as in (iii) until the rag is removed without signs of fouling on it.


(v)       Clean the breech with a stick cleaning chamber.


(vi)      Wipe over the face of bolt, clean gas escapes and bayonet boss.


(vii)     If bayonets have been fixed during firing the bayonet will be carefully wiped before it is returned to the scabbard. All metal parts to be carefully wiped over and oiled.


(viii)    The barrel to be pulled through with a piece of oily flannelette.


The bore will be found to require special care during the three days following firing:-


For buckshot or when necessary to remove bad “leading” or rust-

(i)        To be treated with boiling water as already detailed.


(ii)       The pullthrough to have an oiled gauze wire 4” x 1 ½ “ attached. Insert weight through the boltway of body (care being taken to ensure the gauze enters chamber correctly and does not jam) and draw straight through the barrel from breech to muzzle.

To be repeated if necessary by packing the gauze, until all “leading” or rust is removed.

(iii)      Followed by a piece of dry flannelette and then an oily piece in the usual way.





(a) Cleaning Materials – The pullthrough, which will be kept in the butt trap of the rifle, is provided with three loops. The first loop (the one nearest the weight) is for the wire gauze, the second for the second for the flannelette, and the third for the purpose of removing the pullthrough should it break or get jammed in the bore.


If a jam occurs no attempt should be made to remove the obstruction, but the rifle should be taken to the armourer.


(i)        The pullthrough will be drawn through the barrel from breech to muzzle in one continuous motion.

(ii)       The cord must be drawn straight through and not allowed to rub against the muzzle of the bore, otherwise it will cause a groove to be worn where it rubs : this is known as “cordwear” and affects the accuracy of the rifle.


(b) Flannelette – No other form of material will be used for cleaning the bore. For cleaning the bore (or for drying if) after firing, a piece of flannelette large enough to fir the bore tightly, 4 inches by 2 inches, will be used. It will be placed in the second loop of the pullthrough and wrapped round the cord.


For oiling the bore a slightly smaller piece of flannelette will be used. If the piece used is too big, the scraped off as it enters the bore. The oil should be well rubbed, with the fingers, into the flannelette.


(c) Stick Cleaning Chamber, made of wood about a foot long ; at one end a slot is cut, the other end is cut square to allow a grip to be taken and the stick to be turned by hand. A piece of dry flannelette is paced in the slot and wound round the stick (to ensure that the stick is covered. The stick is then passed through the boltway into the chamber and turned round several times. This is the only effective method of cleaning the chamber.


(d) Wire Gauze, in pieces 2 ½ inches by 1 ½ inches, is supplied, but should only be used with the permission of an officer for the purpose of removing hard fouling or rust.


Daily cleaning – the exterior of the rifle will be cleaned daily and all particles of dirt or dust removed from the gas escapes and crevices. The frictional parts will be kept slightly oiled. The bore will be pulled through with a piece of flannelette until the rag is clean, and immediately re-oiled.


Cleaning before firing – All traces of oil will be removed from the bore, and the action wiped with an oily rag.


The cartridge and chamber will on no account be oiled before firing, nor will any lubricant be used with a view to facilitate extraction, as such a procedure is liable to injure the rifle.


Cleaning after firing


(i)        Remove all fouling and grease from the bore.

(ii)       Pour about 5 or 6 points of boiling water through the bore from breech to muzzle, using a funnel.

(iii)      Thoroughly dry the bore and proceed to clean the rest of the rifle, thus allowing the bore to cool.

(iv)      The breech will be cleaned with a stick cleaning chamber.

(v)       Special attention will be paid to the face of the bolt, gas escapes and bayonet boss.

(vi)      If boyonets it is returned to the scabbard.

(vii)     All metal parts will be carefully wiped and oiled, after which the barret will be pulled through with a piece of oily flannelette. The bore will be found to require special care during the three days following firing.

(viii)    On active service, where boiling water is not normally available, the wire gauze will be used.

(ix)       Care must be used to prevent the browning from being rubbed off the rifle, as this is a great preventive against rust.


Cleaning after firing blank – After firing blank ammunition, special care should be taken that the cleaning is through. Although in this case there is no friction between bullet and bore, and so no internal fouling or “sweating”, there is greater accumulation of superficial fouling from blank than ball cartridge, because there is no bullet in blank ammunition to scour the fouling left by the preceding round. The firing also is in most cases more prolonged, and a greater interval must usually elapse before the rifle can be thoroughly cleaned. When blank firing precedes practice with ball, the rifles will be carefully cleaned before ball practice cmmences.


General Notes on care of rifle – (a) When the rifle is not in use, the leaf and slide of the back-sight should be lowered.


(b) The mainspring should never be allowed to remain compressed except when the rifle is loaded. The position of the cocking-piece shows whether the mainspring is compressed or not.


(c) The magazine must not be removed from the rifle except for cleaning or other special purposes and, to avoid weakening the spring, cartridges should only be kept in it when necessary. A failure of the spring to raise the platform can usually be overcome by tapping the bottom of the magazine smartly with the pelm of the hand. If the failure recurs, the rifle should be taken to the armourer for examination and repair.


(d) The bolts of rifles are not to be exchanged. Each bolt is carefully fitted to its own rifle, so that the parts which take the shock of the explosion have an even bearing, and the use of wrong bolt may affect the accuracy of the rifle. The number stamped on the back of the bolt lever should agree with that stamped on the right front of the body.


(e) No head constable or constable is permitted to take to pieces any portion of the action, except as prescribed for cleaning, nor is he to loosen or tighten any of the screws.






(1)       The magazine shall be at all times kept scrupulously clean.


(2)       A brush or broom shall be kept in the magazine for cleaning out the magazine on each occasion it is opened for the receipt, delivery or inspection of ammunition.


(3)       No lights (other than an electric torch) not smoking shall on any account be allowed inside or in the immediate vicinity of the magazine.


(4)       Oiled cotton rags and waste and articles liable to spontaneous ignition shall not be taken into the magazine.


(5)       Empty boxes shall not be kept in the magazine, nor any loose packing material.


(6)       Boxes of ammunition shall not be thrown down or dragged along the floor, and shall be stacked in wooden trestles. Where there are white-ants, the legs of the trestles should rest in shallow copper, lead or brass bowls containing a little water.


(7)       If the magazine has a lighting-conductor, it shall be tested at least once a year.


(8)       The person in charge of the magazine shall be responsible that the magazine is well and securely locked.


(9)       No unauthorized person shall at any time be admitted into the magazine.


(10)     The following shall be hung up in the magazine:-


(i)        A copy of these rules.


(ii)       The statement required by rule 6-13(4).


(iii)      A certificate showing the last date of testing of the lighting conductor.


(11)     The Superintendent of Police shall make at least one unexpected inspection of the Magazine under his charge every half year to see that the above rules are being complied with.




Instruction for the examination and test and storage of S. A. ammunition on charge of police units


  1. Small arms ammunition may be divided into two categories as follows:-


(a)       Ammunition in sealed boxes and in open boxes with their lables intact.


(b)       Pouch or loose ammunition which cannot be identified by make and date.


Category A – (a) Ammunition in this category may be considered serviceable without test up to five years from date of manufacture provided that the boxes are intact and have not been subjected to bad storage conditions. The five year limit may be extended indefinitely provided that the ammunition has been used for practice and has given satisfactory result within the last twelve months.


(b) Ammunition over five years old which has not been used for practice within the last twelve months, or ammunition on boxes which appear to have been subjected to adverse storage conditions as indicated by rusty linings, etc, will be examined and subjected to a firing test.


A sample box from each make and date of manufacture will be opened. The cartridges will be examined visually for evidence of verdigris around the cap and other signs of deterioration. Twenty rounds will be fired from each of 2 riles or muskets into a bank of earth or other safe place to test for miss-fires, hang fires, split cases, pierced caps, bursts, etc.


(c) If the ammunition looks good and fires without failure, it is serviceable.


If the ammunition looks good and gives a miss-fire, marked hang fire, pierced cap, burst case, split extending to within one inch of the case, or a detached hose disc, a re-test in different weapons will be carried out. If in the re-test, any of the above defects occur, the ammunition is unserviceable. If no defects occur at the re-test, the ammunition is serviceable.


If the ammunition looks doubtful, showing slight verdigris only, and if it passes firing test, it is serviceable. If any defect occurs at the firing test, it is unserviceable, providing the rifle or musket in known to be above suspicion.


If the ammunition looks bad showing marked verdigris around the cap, it is unserviceable.


The examination and test of the sample covers the remaining ammunition of the same make and date except when there is reason to believe that the box opened is not representative of the rest. In that case it will be necessary to examine and test the ammunition from each box.




NOTE 1 – When the number of boxes of one make and date is tert or under, they may be grouped with adjacent dates of the same make provided that the group of dates does not exceed 50 boxes and that the dates do not cover a period of more tan 14 days.


NOTE 2 – The sample will be taken from an opened box if available. If the result is satisfactory the whole group will be sentenced serviceable. If the result is not satisfactory the sentence will only cover the actual box from which the rounds have been taken and a fresh box will be opened and treated as the sample for the group.


Category B – Loose rounds on charges, other than those obviously doubtful from handling and carriage in pouches, will generally be treated as one group. Representative samples will be examined and 40 fired and the ammunition sentenced as for Category A. If there is a large number of loose round on charge and some have obviously been subjected to worse treatment than the others they should be liked into groups according to “condition,” each group being tested and sentenced separately.


  1. The foregoing is intended to apply particularly to M. h. Rifles and B.L.-476 bore ammunition.


  1. Special instructions for examination of B. L. –410”, -303” and –455” revolver ammunition.


(a)       The instructions in paragraph I apply also to the above mentioned ammunition with the following exceptions.


The casualties that may occur are miss-fires, hang fires, pierced caps, blow backs, burst cases or split cases.


A blow-back is an escape of gas between the cap and the wall of the cap chamber, if serious, it will be indicated by an escape of gas from the gas escape hole on the left of the barrel body at the moment of firing. The base of the cartridge case will be badly blackened by this casualty.


A burst case is a fracture either at the base or within 1 ½ inches of the base of the cartridge case. Fractures further forward on the case body are known as splits and if only occasional may be ignored. Bursts are to be regarded as serious casualties.


  1. When in doubt as to sentence, the matter should be referred to the Chief Ordnance Officer at the nearest arsenal who will arrange for such tests as may be necessary and advise accordingly, or in case of further doubt, refer to the inspector of Ammunition, Kirkee.


  1. Storage – Boxes containing S. A. A. should be kept raised a few inches from the floor by supporting the bottom layer on battens or other suitable supports ; they should also be kept a few inches clear of the wall.


The store room should be kept clean and dry, ventilation receiving due attention.


Tin plate linings should not ordinarily be opened until the ammunitions is required for use or test.

FORM No. 4-31

Police Department                                                                                      ____________District

Arms distribution Register, Part-I
The following shall be entered in this register, separate pages being allotted to each:-


(1)       Rifles, M.L.E, (2)Bolts, (3) Bavonets patt. .07 or .03, (4) Scabbards Bayonets patt. .07 or .03, (5) pullthroughs, (6) oil bottles, (7) Rifles .2 inch, (8) muskets, .476 and .410 (9) Bayonets pat. .87, (10) Bayonet Scabbards patt. .03 or .87 (11) Jags, (12) Protectors foresight, (13) Slings.


Name of article ______________                                      Sanctioned No._____


1 2 3 4 5
Date of Nature of receipt of Expenditure ALLOCATION

(To be sub-divided according to the number of police station guards, etc. (including the lines) where arms are held.)

Total in district Remarks

(Including explanation of any variation from sanctioned number).



1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Note – In column 3 the allocation of each description of article in lines and in each standing guard, Police Station and Post shall be shown separately in a sub-column.


Arms Distribution Register Part ii




1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Serial No. Number make and description of revolver Whence received and date. Name No, and rank of the officer to whom it is issued Authority and date of issue Date on which the revolver is returned to the armoury and reference to the serial No, of the entry regarding its re-issue.  


FORM No. 6.8 (3)

District__________                                                                                                    Serial No.______


Weapon History Sheet


Class of the weapon _________


Mark of weapon Factory No. Date of receipt Inspection by C.C.M.A. Date of condemnation Date of exchange i.e., of receipt of new weapon (see note below). Arsenal Repair Local Repair Remarks
Body Bolt Date Remarks Item Date Item Date

Note – All particulars of old weapon to be cacelled and a line drawn beneath. Particulars of weapon to be entered below.


FORM No. 6.9 (1)

Police Department                                                                                         District__________


nominal roll of men mobilized at the headquarters of the above district to whom M.L.E. rifles are issued


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Serial No. Constabulary No. Name Rank and Grade The Arsenal and the District Serial No. of the rifle Arsenal Number of the rifle bolt Bandolier is issued Signature or thumb impression of the man to whom issued Signature of kot head constable on return Remarks


To be hand drawn


FORM No. 6.14 (4)

Expense stock ammunition register

account of *___________ ammunition and empty cases


1 2 3 4 5 6
Date Detail *Ammunition Empty cases Signature Remarks
A. B. C. A. B. C.

*To be hand drawn


Note I – A – Receipts; B – Issues; C – Balance

Note II – An Urdu register of 100 pages, divided into separate parts for (1) Ball, (2) Buck-shot, (3) Blank

*Enter here Ball, Buckshot or Blank.


FORM No. 6.18 (4)

Magazine ammunition register

account of ___________ ammunition

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Date Detail A. B. C. Signature Remarks

*To be hand drawn


Note I – A – Receipts; B – Issues; C – Balance

Note II – An Urdu register of 100 pages, divided into separate parts for Ball, Buck-shot and Blank Ammunition.

FORM No. 6.20 (2)

stock book of component parts

(to be divided into separate parts corresponding to

tables 7, 8, 9 and 11 of equipment tables.)


1 2 3 4 5 6
Item Number Description of part Authorized Stock Number issued to armourer Date of issue Reference to Loss Statement or authority on which issue was made.

*To be hand drawn


Note I – Columns 1–3 will correspond with Equipment Table.

Note II – Sufficient space should be left between each item in columns 1–3 to permit of several entries being made in columns 4 – 6.

[1] Subs. by the Notifi. No. 7258/M-II, dated: 27.04.1983 [PLD 1983 Punjab St. 44]


[2] Rule 6.1(2) shall be reconstructed by the Gaz. of Punjab Notifi. No. 7258/M-III, dated: 27.04.1983.

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