INTERPOL Firearms Reference Table

Images and references of thousands of firearms to help police correctly identify them.

The proper identification and description of a specific firearm is fundamental to an investigation involving a weapon, and increases the chances of acquiring its ownership history.

The INTERPOL Firearms Reference Table contains:

  • References of 250,000 firearms;
  • Images of 57,000 firearms;
  • Information on firearm markings including trademarks, logos and insignias;
  • Useful definitions and terms for firearm parts, accessories, functions and processes;
  • Company histories;
  • Acronyms;
  • Manufacturers’ codes.

This is an interactive online tool and is connected to the Illicit Arms Records and tracing Management System (iARMS). Tracing a firearm can only be successful if the firearm is properly identified.

From this table, authorized users in our member countries can import the unique identifiers of a firearm – the make, model, calibre and serial number – to conduct a search or make a trace request.


For more information or questions, please contact the INTERPOL Firearms Programme.