National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:
National Marking Practices
Samoa uses a punch marking system on the butt or stock of the firearm (such as shotguns and rifles) to indicate the brand, name of country of import/ manufacture and the firearm's registration number. In cases where the marks may be unrecognisable due to the firearm's wear and tear or change in butt or stock, the serial number, brand, country of import/manufacture and other markings engraved on the metal surfaces of the firearm and the owner's local address are used as identification marks for that particular firearm.
Marking at the time of import:
Marking of SALW in the possession of government
armed and security forces:
Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:
Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW
within their territory:
A registry of firearms is maintained denoting the details of each firearm registered.
Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests: