“Sec. 1. No person shall in this city wear under his clothes, or concealed on or about his person, any pistol or revolver, except by special permission from the mayor; nor shall any person wear under his clothes, or concealed on or about his person, any slung shot, cross knuckles, knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, or any bowie knife, razor, billy, dirk, dirk-knife or dagger, or any knife resembling a bowie knife, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon. Any person violating any provision or requirement of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof before the police magistrate shall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars. Provided, however, that this section shall not be so construed as to prevent any United States, territorial, county or city officer, or any member of the city government, from carrying such weapons as may be necessary in the proper discharge of his duties.”
1883, MT, Ordinance No. 4, Concealed Weapons
Alexander C. Botkin, The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Helena, Montana with the Rules of Order for the government of the City Council: 1887 (Helena , MT: Journal Publishing Company, 1887), 103-104. Ordinance No. 4: Concealed Weapons. Passed and approved June 14, 1883.