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France. 2010 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing of Firearms (Marquage, Enregistrement et Traçage des Armes).’ National Report of France 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), p. 15. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations. 1 May

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Marquage, Enregistrement et Traçage des Armes

C'est essentiellement l'apposition de la marque et du numéro de série qui permet d'engager utilement une recherche de traçabilité efficace.

En effet, il n'existe pas de disposition spécifique législative ou réglementaire sur le marquage des armes. Cependant, conformément à la pratique en vigueur, les armes à feu de toutes catégories sont identifiées par:

- une marque commerciale (nom du fabricant),
- un numéro de série, alphanumérique (numéro matricule directeur),
- le calibre du canon

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Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing of Firearms

It is essentially the application of the mark and the serial number, which allow the useful commencement of an effective traceability search.

Indeed, there is no specific legislative or regulatory disposition on the marking of firearms. However, in accordance to the current practice, firearms of all categories are identified by:

- a commercial mark (name of the manufacturer),
- an alphanumerical serial number (guiding identification number),
- the calibre of the barrel

[Note: In the Principality of Monaco, the question of weapons is governed by the Convention on good-neighbourliness between France and the Principality of Monaco of 18 May 1963, given force of law by Sovereign Ordinance No. 3,039 of 19 August 1963, and Act No. 913 of 18 June 1971 on weapons and ammunition.

Article 16 of the Convention stipulates: "The laws and regulations governing the regime for war materiel in France shall also apply in the Principality. The Government of the Principality undertakes to establish a system of laws and regulations as similar as possible to those in force in France for weapons and ammunition that are not considered war materiel."]

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