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Pézard, Stéphanie and Anne-Kathrin Glatz. 2010 ‘Industrial Production.’ Arms in and Around Mauritania: National and Regional Security Implications; Occasional Paper No. 24, p. 40. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 June
The vast majority of firearm types currently in circulation in Mauritania are industrially manufactured rifled-barrel weapons. …
Article 21 of the 1974 law prohibits the industrial and craft production of firearms, and of any items used to make ammunition. There is no industrial production of firearms in Mauritania, but craft weapons (handguns and long firearms used for protection, hunting, and ceremonies) and ammunition are manufactured by local gunsmiths. Local blacksmiths are also able to reassemble weapons that have entered the country in the form of spare parts.
Ly, Djibril, 2007, "La reglementation sur les armes legere en Mauritanie (The Regulation of Small Arms in Mauritania)". Unpublished background paper. Geneva: Small Arms Survey.
[Note: Article 2, referred to in the above quotation, is of the Mauritanian Law of 1960 and not the Law of 1974.]