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Oman. 2010 ‘Marking.’ National Report of Oman 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 IV. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Oman to the United Nations. 1 January
The marking of small arms and light weapons is an integral part of the manufacturing process. The mark provides the following information:
1. Place of manufacture.
2. Name or code of manufacturer.
3. Batch number.
4. Serial number of the weapon or its components.
That information is recorded in special registers in order to facilitate the monitoring of all weapons.
When a weapon is licensed, the Royal Oman Police places its own mark on the weapon before the owner takes possession. That mark can be used to trace the weapon at all times and should it be used in the commission of a crime.