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Belgium. 2010 ‘Marking (Marquage).’ National Report of Belgium 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 A.3, p. 4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations. 1 January

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Chaque nouvelle arme fabriquée en Belgique dont le calibre est inférieur à 35 mm doit être vérifiée par le Banc d'Epreuves des armes à feu qui n'accepte à l'épreuve que les armes qui portent une marque du fabriquant. Ce marquage est distinctif dans une grande mesure.


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Each new firearm manufactured in Belgium, of a calibre smaller than 35 mm, must be verified by the Proof House of Firearms that only accepts firearms marked by the manufacturer. The marking is distinctive to a great extent.

[Editor's Note: After reviewing available legislation and other source documents, found no evidence of a provision in law to regulate the 'ballistic fingerprinting' aspect of firearm policy. As some authorities enforce restrictions only in practice, the mere absence of a published legal provision should be treated with caution]

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