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Costa Rica. 1995 ‘Permitted Firearms (Armas Permitidas).’ Arms and Explosives Law 7530 of 1995 (Ley de Armas y Explosivos, Ley 7530 de 1995); Article 20. San Jose: Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica. 10 July

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Artículo 20. Armas Permitidas

Son armas permitidas las que poseen las siguientes características:

a) Pistolas y revólveres con calibres de 5,6 mm. (calibre 22") hasta 18,5 mm (calibre 12"), que no sean automáticas.
b) Revólveres y pistolas semiautomáticas hasta calibre 45" (11,53 mm).
c) Escopetas hasta calibre 12" (18,5 mm).
d) Carabinas y rifles hasta calibre 460" (11,68 mm).
e) Las que integren colecciones de armas permitidas.
f) Las utilizadas por los deportistas de tiro, al plato y de cacería mencionadas en el artículo 601 de esta ley.

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Translated content:

Article 20. Permitted Firearms

Permitted firearms have the following features:

a) Pistols and revolvers from 5.6 mm calibre (.22 calibre) to 18.5 mm (.12 calibre), which are not automatic.
b) Revolvers and semiautomatic pistols up to .45 calibre (11.53 mm).
c) Shotguns up to .12 calibre (18.5 mm).
d) Carbines and rifles up to .460 calibre (11.68 mm).
e) Those that are part of authorised arms collections.
f) Those that are used for shooting sports and hunting, which are referred to in Article 601 of this Law.

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