A Lavington man found with a small amount of ammunition in his home later denied a woman's claim he was in possession of a cap gun converted to fire live rounds, a court has heard.
Trent Gregory Grundy initially was charged over the gun, but that matter was later withdrawn.
Grundy, Albury Local Court has heard, admitted owning a cap gun, but told police that on the morning of his arrest he had destroyed the item and thrown it into a rubbish bin.
His motivation, he said, was to prevent anyone else from trying to carry out such a conversion.
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The woman had claimed also that Grundy pointed the cap gun at his head and threatened to shoot himself, then gave it to her to shoot him.
She instead threw the gun on a bed and walked away.
Grundy, 41, of Tristan Court, has pleaded guilty to charges of stalking and possessing ammunition without a licence.
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He was to have been sentenced on Friday, but this couldn't go ahead after magistrate Richard Funston was told that Grundy had not made himself available for the preparation of a sentence assessment report.
Mr Funston said he was prepared though to further adjourn sentencing so a report benefiting from Grundy's participation could be done.
The non-compliance, the court heard, was because Grundy had been living elsewhere and so had not been notified of the requirement to attend NSW Community Corrections.
"I'm prepared to allow Mr Grundy to get this back on track," Mr Funston said.
A police search on August 15 uncovered a single .17 calibre round of ammunition on his bedside table and another under his bed.
Grundy will be sentenced on March 10.