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Deactivation requires that all pressure-bearing components of a weapon be permanently altered in such a way so as to render the weapon unusable. This includes modifications to the barrel, bolt, cylinder, slide, firing pin, and receiver of the frame.International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) 01.20 Glossary of terms, definitions and abbreviations, http://www.smallarmsstandards.org/.
Last updated on: 01 February 2014