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Argentina. 1975 ‘Firearms and Ammunition for Civilian Use (Armas y Municiones de Uso Civil).’ Decree No. 395/75, Regulations for the National Act on Arms and Explosives No. 20.429; Chapter I, Section III (Article 5), pp. 11-12. Buenos Aires: National Executive Branch. 20 February

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Decreto N° 395/75, Reglamentario de la Ley Nacional de Armas y Explosivos 20.429

Armas y Municiones de Uso Civil

Articulo 5. A los fines de la ley y la presente reglamentación se considerará armas de uso civil a las que, con carácter taxativo, se enuncian a continuación:

1) Armas de puño:
a) Pistolas: de repetición o semiautomáticas, hasta calibre 6,35 mm. (.25 pulgadas) inclusive; de carga tiro a tiro, hasta calibre 8,1 mm. (.32 pulgadas), con excepción de las de tiro Magnum o similares.
b) Revólveres: Hasta calibre 8,1 mm. (.32 pulgadas), inclusive, con exclusión de los tipos 'Magnum' o similares.
c) Pistolones de caza: de uno o dos cañones, de carga tiro a tiro calibres 14,2 mm. (.28), 14 mm. (.32) y 12 mm. (.36).

2) Armas de hombro:
a) Carabinas, fusiles y fusiles de caza de carga tiro a tiro, repetición o semiautomáticos hasta calibres 5,6 mm. (22 pulgadas) inclusive, con excepción de las que empleen munición de mayor potencia o dimensión que la denominada '.22 largo rifle' (.22 LR), que quedan sujetas al régimen establecido para las armas de guerra.
b) Escopetas de carga tiro a tiro y repetición:
Las escopetas de calibre mayor a los expresados en el inciso 1, apartado c) del presente artículo, cuyos cañones posean una longitud inferior a los 600 mm. pero no menor de 380 mm. se clasifican como armas de guerra de "uso civil condicional", y su adquisición y tenencia se regirán por las disposiciones relativas a dicho material…

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Decree No. 395/75, Regulations for the National Act on Arms and Explosives No. 20.429

Firearms and Ammunition for Civilian Use

Article 5. For the purposes of the Act and the present regulations, firearms for civilian use will be listed below:

1) Handguns
a) Pistols: repeating or semi-automatic, up to 6.35 mm calibre (.25 inches); up to 8.1 mm calibre (.32 inches) for single-shot pistols, except for 'Magnums' or similar.
b) Revolvers: up to 8.1 mm calibre (.32 inches), inclusive, excluding different types of 'Magnums' or similar.
c) Hunting pistols: those that have one or two barrels, single shot in a calibre of 14.2 mm (.28), 14 mm (.32) and 12 mm (.36).

2) Long guns
a) Single shot, repeating or semi-automatic carbines, [hunting] rifles and shotguns up to 5.6 mm calibre (.22 inches), except those that use more powerful ammunition or dimension known as '.22 Long Rifle' (.22 LR), which are subject to the regime on weapons of war.
b) Single shot and repeating shotguns: shotguns with a calibre higher than those mentioned in sub-section 1, paragraph c) of this article, whose barrels have a length of less than 600 mm, but not less than 380 mm, are classified as weapons of war for "conditional civil use," and their acquisition and possession shall be regulated by provisions related to similar materials…

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