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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

When a firearm is imported from a country other than that in which it was manufactured, what country must be marked on the firearm by the importer, the country of origin or the country of export?

27 CFR 478.92(a)(1)(ii)(E) requires an imported firearm to be marked with the name of the country in which it was manufactured, among other information. 27 CFR 478.112(b)(1)(ii) requires the country of export to be identified on the import permit application, but this information should not be marked on the firearm.