Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Austria. 2010 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing - Marking.’ 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.i. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations. 1 January
Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing - Marking
In Austria the marking of weapons is governed by the Trade and Industrial Code. The provisions of Section 145 of this Code relate to various military and non-military weapons, including different categories of small arms and light weapons.
Such arms and weapons must be marked with the sign of the manufacturer and a serial number in order to be sold commercially in Austria. If such weapons were manufactured in other countries, they may be sold in Austria on a commercial basis only if they also bear the sign of the Austrian business that has sold the weapon in Austria for the first time.