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Sri Lanka. 1917 ‘Licensed Guns May be Marked by the Licensing Authority.’ Firearms Ordinance of 1916; No. 33 (Section 28), pp. 10-11. Colombo: Centre for Policy Alternatives. 1 April
Licensed guns may be marked by the licensing authority. 28.
(1) Whenever the licensing authority is not satisfied that any gun for which a licence is required is marked with such name or figures, or in such other manner as may admit of ready identification, it shall be lawful for such licensing authority, before granting the licence applied for, to require the applicant to produce to him any such gun, and thereupon to cause the same to be marked on the barrel with some permanent mark whereby the same may afterwards be known and identified, but in such manner as not to injure or disfigure the same, and such gun when duly marked shall, with the licence relating thereto, be delivered to the said applicant ; the expenses attendant on such marking shall be defrayed by the licensing authority out of public funds.
(2) Anyone obliterating, defacing, altering, or counterfeiting any such mark shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.