Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Bulgaria. 2010 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing.’ National Report of Bulgaria 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. 20. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations. 1 January
Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing
Licensed SALW manufacturers are obligated to mark every firearm in an appropriate and reliable way.
The marking done by the manufacturers allows for every firearm to be identified. The different manufacturers are also to be identified through the marking.
The firearms and the marking are recorder in the possession permit, which enables the competent authorities to identify and to trace the firearm when necessary.
[SALW = Small arms and light weapons]