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Switzerland. 1997 ‘Marking of Firearms.’ Federal Law on Arms, Arms Accessories and Ammunitions of 20 June 1997 (Status as on 12 December 2008); Chapter 4 (Section 2). Geneva: Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation / Translation for the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. 20 June

Relevant contents

Art. 18a Marking of firearms

1 Manufacturers of firearms and their essential components or accessories must clearly mark each of these objects for purposes of identification and tracking.

2 Distinct marking must be placed on each firearm, essential component of a firearm and accessory of a firearm introduced into Swiss territory.

3 The marking must be performed in such a way that it cannot be removed or modified without recourse to mechanical means.

4 The Federal Council can provide for non-marked firearms to be introduced into Swiss Territory for a maximum period of one year.

ID: Q1545

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