Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Austria. 2010 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing - Gun Manufacturer and Gun Dealer Record-Keeping.’ National Report of Austria 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); Section 9.v. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations. 1 January
Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing - Gun Manufacturer and Gun Dealer Record Keeping
Businesses authorized to manufacture, process or repair or to trade small arms and light weapons must keep records ("arms books") which show, among others, when arms were received, sold or returned.
There is no time limit as to how long such arms books must be kept. They must either be returned to the authority after expiry of a business license or may be returned to the authority after expiry of ten years after the last entry.