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Handbook of Best Practices on Small Arms and Light Weapons - Chapter: Chapter 2 (en)

Marking, Record-keeping and Traceability of Small Arms and Light Weapons

The Handbook of Best Practices on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is a set of guidelines developed by the Forum for Security and Co-operation to help cut down the amount of illegally-held weaponry in circulation.

The Handbook is one of the most comprehensive manuals to-date on SALW that provides a set of best practice guides relating to all stages of a gun's life, starting with manufacture and finishing with destruction and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration.