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1885 Fla. Laws 62, An Act to Provide a Punishment for Carrying Concealed Weapons and for the Trial of such Offense . . ., chap. 3620, § 3.

It shall be the duty of the Sheriff or other officer making any arrest under this act to take possesion of any arms found upon the person arrested under this act and retain the same until after the trial of such person, and if he be convicted, then the said arm or arms shall be forfeited . . . .