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Nicaragua. 2008 ‘Marking of State Firearms.’ National Report of Nicaragua on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Nicaragua to the United Nations. 31 March

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Marking of State Firearms

Article 138 ("Marking and Identification of Weapons") of the Special Act for the Control and Regulation of Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials (Act No. 510) provides that the Nicaraguan coat of arms and the inscription "Republic of Nicaragua", the year of manufacture, serial number, name of the institution which owns the weapon, country of origin and any technical specifications that might characterize or distinguish the weapon or serve as a means of identification shall be visibly engraved on one side of any weapon of war owned or acquired by the State of Nicaragua …

Eighty per cent of the pistols in the possession of the National Police have the name of the institution and the Nicaraguan coat of arms engraved on one side. It should be noted that the majority of the unmarked weapons in the possession of the National Police are old. All replacements are duly marked.

Information on weapons in the possession of the National Army and the national prison system is not available.

ID: Q4758

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