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Costa Rica. 1996 ‘Permitted Firearms (Armas Permitidas).’ Regulation of the Arms and Explosives Law, Decree 25120-SP of 1996 - REPEALED by Executive Decree No. 37985 of Septembre 12, 2013; Article 20. San Jose: Presidency of Costa Rica. 13 June

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Artículo 20. Armas Permitidas

Son armas permitidas las pistolas, revólveres, carabinas, rifles y escopetas, comprendidas entre los 5,6 mm (calibre 22) hasta 18,5 mm (calibre 12), que:

a) No disparen sucesivamente (en ráfaga), más de un proyectil.
b) No posean selector de fuego para disparo automático.
c) No tengan capacidad para adaptárseles artefactos para el lanzamiento de explosivos de cualquier tipo.


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Article 20. Permitted firearms include pistols, revolvers, carbines, rifles and shotguns between 5.6 mm (.22 calibre) and 18.5 mm (.12 calibre) which:

a) Do not fire more than one bullet successively (burst fire).
b) Do not have an automatic-shooting switch.
c) Cannot be fitted any device that enables launching of explosives of any kind.

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