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Egypt. 2008 ‘Marking Procedures.’ National Report of Egypt 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. 3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations. 1 March
The marking of small arms and light weapons is an integral part of their manufacture. The marking applied to a weapon provides the following information:
1. Place of manufacture
2. Manufacturer's name or code
3. Lot number
4. Serial numbers of the weapon and its components
This information is recorded in special registers in order to facilitate the tracing of any weapon.