Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Pakistan. 2010 ‘Marking and Record Keeping Requirements.’ National Report of Pakistan 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 5. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations. 1 June
5. Marking and Record Keeping Requirements
a. All SALW are marked at the time of manufacture
b. All un-marked or inadequately marked weapons that are confiscated/seized are either destroyed or marked in accordance with national marking requirements
c. Markings are required to be unique, reliable, visible, distinct and easily recognizable
d. Markings are required to be applied to more than one locations i.e. frame, receiver, barrel slide etc.
e. The information in the marking should include country of manufacture and serial number. The same part of the same model of SALW would always receive the manufacturer's unique mark to prevent reconstitution of unmarked weapons from components. Manufacturer's unique mark applies to an essential component of the weapon the destruction of which makes the weapon inoperative.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]