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oa Focus on Arms in Africa - SARPCCO recommends firearm marking standard for Southern Africa

 

Abstract

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Protocol on the Control of Firearms, Ammunition and other Related Material (SADC Protocol) specifies, in Articles 5 and 9, that all firearms should be marked with a unique number to facilitate tracing:

  • States parties undertake to incorporate, in their national laws, provisions that ensure the standardized marking and identification of firearms at the time of manufacture, import or export;
  • States parties undertake to establish agreed systems to ensure that all firearms are marked with a unique number, at the time of manufacture or import, on the barrel frame and, where applicable, the slide and undertake to keep proper records of the markings, and
  • The marking shall identify the country of manufacture, the serial number, and the manufacturer of the firearm.

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2004-01-01
2016-12-03
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