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Croatia. 2010 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing.’ National Report of Croatia on Its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 18-19. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Croatia to the United Nations. 1 January

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Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing

The Law on Arms and its amendments has provisions which define the marking of weapons by the producer (articles 82 through 86). Small arms and light weapons manufactured in the Republic of Croatia are marked in accordance with the requirements referred to in Point 8 of the International Instrument providing that arms and weapons shall bear the name or mark of the manufacturer, country of origin, and the serial number

Marking is unique for each producer and type of weapon (Law on Arms, Article 83). The only pistol manufacturer in Croatia also marks the model and caliber on each piece in addition to the aforementioned prescribed information. Regarding serial numbers, they are engraved on three different locations on a pistol, i.e. on a stainless plate cast, on the plastic of the handgrip, on the barrel and on the pistol slide. It is not possible to take out or replace the plate without breaking the grip. In addition, depth of engraving on the barrel, grip and slide is such as to prevent unnoticed tampering with the serial number.

Marks required by the International Instrument are also provided on all other arms used by the Armed Forces, in order to facilitate their tracking i.e. database maintenance.

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