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ORIGIN
OF THE C.I.P.

In 1914 the Liège Proof Master (1908 - 1946) Mr. Joseph FRAIKIN, was involved from the very beginning in the creation of the Permanent International Commission (the C.I.P.) for the Proof of Small Arms.

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ROLE
OF THE C.I.P.

The C.I.P. lays down common rules and regulations for the proof of weapons and their ammunition in order to ensure the mutual recognition of Proof Marks by its member states. Fourteen countries are C.I.P. Member States.

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FUNCTIONING
OF THE C.I.P.

In compliance with the 1969 Convention, its Rules and Regulations, and C.I.P. Decisions, every small arm together with all highly stressed component parts must undergo lawful testing in the Proof House of the C.I.P. Member State in which the manufacturer is located or, for imported weapons, in the Proof House of the Member State into which they have been imported for the first time. The same applies to commercial ammunition.

Members

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

PROOF

Find the various tests carried by the proof houses of the C.I.P.

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TDCC

The different calibers of small-arms recognized and approved by the CIP are shown in the tables of dimensions of cartridges and chambers .

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