Fine and forfeiture after firearm borrowed

A Darbys Falls man has been fined and his firearm forfeited after it was found in the possession of an unauthorised person who intended to use it to "shoot kangaroos".

Scott Raymond James Horsfall, 58, of Main St, Darbys Falls failed to appear before Cowra Local Court and was charged with one count of "supply firearm to person unauthorised to possess it" and one count of "not keep firearm safely - prohibited firearm or pistol".

According to the police facts, neither Horsfall or his associate found with the firearm had a current firearms licence.

At 12.20pm on April 7, 2020, police stopped a vehicle to speak to a person inside.

The person, known to Horsfall, was found to be in possession of a firearm, however was unauthorised and subsequently charged.

When questioned on the origin of the firearm, the individual stated they obtained it from Horsfall when they asked for it to "shoot 'roos to feed their dogs".

At 4.30pm the same day, police attached to the Chifley Target Action Group attended Horsfall's residence.

Horsfall said he gave the firearm to the individual when they asked for it two weeks ago.

He denied having any other firearms or ammunition on the property or in his possession.

He also admitted to not having a safe or any other place for safe keeping but kept the bolt separate and the firearm wrapped in a blanket behind a cupboard.

Horsfall said he acquired the firearm from his father and it had been passed down through generations of his family.

Along with having the firearm forfeited, Horsfall was also fined $100 on each count by Magistrate Michael O'Brien.