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Argentina. 2007 ‘Marking.’ National Report of Argentina 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. 6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations. 20 June

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Authorized manufacturers are required to place appropriate and reliable markings on each weapon as an integral part of the country's manufacturing process.

In addition to the trademark, military weapons must bear consecutive numbering (a serial number) indicating the weapon category, located on the most prominent parts (barrels, frames, slides, bolts, magazines, etc.).

Weapons intended for civilian use must bear a trademark and consecutive numbering on a main component so that the latter can be seen without disassembling part of the weapon …

The markings include the following information: the name of the manufacturer, the country of manufacture, the alphanumeric serial number, and the weapon type/model and calibre …

Decree 395/75 provides that imported weapons must also bear a trademark and serial number.

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