Oscar Pistorius' bail application has been delayed and he will be held at Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria until his next hearing.
Pistorius stood as the magistrate addressed him, apparently struggling to hold himself together.
He then left the courtroom, eyes filled with tears.
Pistorius will concentrate on defending himself against allegations that he murdered his model girlfriend on Valentine's morning.
The South African press say the weapon is a key piece of police evidence, but Pistorius' family said the death is a 'tragic accident.'
The family and management of Oscar Pistorius have released a statement disputing the murder charge against him 'in the strongest terms'.