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South Africa. 2000 ‘Identification Marks on Firearms.’ Firearms Control Act 2000; Chapter 6 (Section 23). Cape Town: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. 1 January
Identification marks on firearms
23. (1) No firearm licence may be issued unless the firearm bears the manufacturer's serial number or any other mark by which the firearm can be identified.
(2) The identification number must be stamped and the mark affixed in the prescribed manner on the barrel, frame or receiver of the firearm.
(3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), the Registrar may, on good cause shown by the applicant and subject to such conditions as the Registrar may impose, issue a licence in respect of a firearm which does not comply with the provisions of those subsections.
(4) The Registrar may direct that any firearm in respect of which an application for a licence has been made, be marked with such additional identification mark as he or she may determine.
(5) No person may erase, alter or in any other manner tamper with the manufacturer's serial number or any other identification mark on a firearm with the intention of changing the identity of the firearm.
(6) A person who is in possession of a firearm of which the manufacturer's serial number or other identification mark has been erased, altered or in any other manner tampered with or has become illegible, must forthwith notify the Registrar of such fact.
(7) The Registrar may direct in writing that such firearm be marked with such identification mark as he or she may determine.