Can a dealer sell a gun with no serial number?

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In the US, firearms weren't required to have serial numbers until 1968. A gun before then is grandfathered in. They may not, however, receive or sell a firearm with the serial number removed (whether it was made before or after 1968).
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How do you find your gun by serial number?

Answer . If you know the name of the manufacturer and the model, you can sometimes find some more information from the serial number by contacting the manufacturer or whoever holds the company records, but usually there is little available except the year of manufacture.

Where is the serial number engraved on a gun?

Answer . It is stamped, not engraved. On any firearm made or sold in the US after December 31, 1968, it must be on the receiver. Earlier firearms sometimes had it marked on other parts and in the days when each part was hand-fitted at the factory, many had the serial number on several parts.

Look up serial numbers on gun?

Some makers have sn data on their web sites (Ruger, Browning), others you can find at Others will require you to buy a book or go to a library.

Where do you find the serial number on the gun?

By US law, firearms must have serial numbers. The part legally considered the firearm is the receiver for a long arm and the frame for a pistol, and that is where the number would be. There are a few special cases, like the FN-FAL and AR-15 designs, which use upper and lower receivers. For the FAL, ( Full Answer )

How can you found out your serial number for your gun?

Look carefully all around the gun. If it has a serial number, the number will be stamped somewhere where you can see it. If you can't find the number, that may mean that there isn't one. Early guns often did not have a serial number assigned to them and this practice went on until 1968 in some cases ( Full Answer )

How can I check the serial number of a gun?

J. Stevens 22 cal. # A320 What are you checking for? There are lists for many models that will determine the date of manufacture, but a lot of older guns are not even serialized and some companies' records were not kept. If the gun has ever been reported stolen, the police may have the seri ( Full Answer )

What gun has the serial number 212314?

There isn't enough information to answer this question. Serial numbers are not unique to one firearm - they may not even be unique to one firearm from a single manufacturer. Several guns could have that serial number.

How do you check a guns serial number?

If you mean check for stolen, there is no data base open to the public. Ask you local law enforcement if they will check the serial number agaisnt the NCIC database. They will want to have the firearm when they check it.

What is a gun serial number?

The individula number stamped on each gun at the factory so it can be tracked later on.

Search for serial number on guns?

Not certain of your question. Not all guns HAVE a serial number. They were not required on US rifles and shotguns until the 1968 Gun Control Act.

How do you Find out a gun serial number?

If it has one it will either be on the receiver, barrel or butt. Sn's were not required until 1968, although most makers used them.

Where your gun has been by serial number?

Once it gets sold, impossible to know unless each subsequent owner keeps and gives record when sold.. Once it gets sold, impossible to know unless each subsequent owner keeps and gives record when sold.

How old is this gun if there is no serial number?

really old!! or fake or homemade Serial numbers on rifles and shotguns were not required by law until the 1968 Gun Control Act. I have a few dozen in my collection that have never HAD a serial number- and yes, it is legal.

Serial number on a paintball gun?

What about it? If you mean its purpose, then that's easy. The serial number on a paintball gun is much the same on any gun, it is an easy way for the manufacturer to keep track of that particular gun, such as it's date of manufacture, age, etc. This makes it easy for the manufacturer to give out inf ( Full Answer )

Who to contact for serial number for my gun?

Not certain I understand what you are asking. If your gun HAS a serial number, it should be stamped into the metal of the receiver (frame). In the US, serial numbers were not required by law on rifles and shotguns until 1968. Many older rifles and shotguns- especially .22 rifles, have never had a se ( Full Answer )

What gun has the serial number 12472?

As firearms are usually numbered in sequence 12472 can be almost any firearm from the Brown Bess Musket to the most modern weapon. Simply put there is a 12472 in every mark of firearm manufactured in production for the last 300 years. More simply put one cannot identify a firearm from a serial numbe ( Full Answer )

Guns without serial numbers?

There are two different issues with lack of a serial number. First. some rifles and shotguns have never HAD a serial number. They were not required by US Federal law until 1968. Second- it is a Federal felony to remove a serial number, or possess a gun with a removed serial number. So if the gun nev ( Full Answer )

How are serial numbers restored in guns?

When a number or letter is STAMPED into metal, it causes a change in the crystal structure in the metal. If someone were to file or grind off a serial number, that change in the crystal is still there. One technique to to polish the metal smooth, warm the metal, and apply an acid to the metal. Where ( Full Answer )

Where is the gun serial number?

All depends on the gun itself. On a revolver, it'll be somewhere on the frame. On an automatic pistol, it's usually on the slide, although some (such as the Glock) have it on the lower receiver. On rifles and shotguns, it'll typically be somewhere on the receiver, although some older military rifles ( Full Answer )

If you have a gun with erase serial number?

Possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number in the US (and most other places) is a serious crime, and can be punished by 5 years in prison. BAD idea.

How do you search for a gun by serial number?

Yours is a very broad question- you may want to repost, and tell us exactly what you are looking for. Date of manufacture, whether it is stolen, who made it, etc? Much of that information is not available to the general public. So- what is it you are looking for?

How can you find info on a gun with its serial number?

Depends on what info you seek. Is it stolen? You do not have access to that data base unless you are a law enforcement officer. Most police departments will run the number through the NCIC system if you ask, but they will want to have the gun at hand. Who has owned that gun? In almost every case, th ( Full Answer )

What gun has serial number 612132?

No way to tell- SNs are not unique, or they would be 20 numbers long. Unique to ONE make and ONE model. Some military rifles used repeating serial numbers. Sorry-

Can you identify gun by its serial number?

In most cases, if you give me only a serial number, and no info on make, model, caliber, then no. A serial number is not unque, or it would be 20 numbers long.

Can other guns have same serial number?

Yep. A serial number is only unique to a given make and model. Browning used to sell a lovely 3 pistol set of very fancy pistols- three different models, but all 3 guns in a set have the same serial number.

What gun has serial number 612123?

Any one of several hundred. A serial number is not unique to only one firearm, or they would be 20 numbers long. They are usually unique to a particular make and model of a given firearm. There would be only one Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver with serial number 500, but there is a Model 37 with th ( Full Answer )

Can you tell the caliber of a gun with the serial number?

We can't even tell the make and model by serial number alone. As shocking as this may be, a serial number is not unique to only one gun. If the caliber is not marked on the gun, it will need to be examined by a gunsmith. In some cases, we make a casting of the chamber using a material called Cerro-S ( Full Answer )

How old is your gun serial number 295914?

No way to answer, since a serial number is not unique to only one gun in the world. Sorry. Without other information, no way to tell.

What gun has serial number 15967?

There are likely several THOUSAND guns with that number. Serial numbers are NOT unique to only one gun in the world.

How do you date gun by serial number?

No one method, and not always possible. It uses factory production records, or a system that varies from one maker to another.

How do you reQUISTER a gun with out a serial number?

First, I think you mean register. In MOST of the US, there is no requirement to register ordinary firearms. Now, about the serial number- it is unlawful to REMOVE a serial number, or to possess a gun that has had the SN removed. However, there are guns that do not HAVE a serial number, and they are ( Full Answer )

How do you register a gun with out a serial number?

First, in MOST of the US, there is no requirement for registration of ordinary rifles, shotguns, or handguns. Second, while in the US it is illegal to REMOVE a serial number, or to possess a gun that has had the serial number removed or made unreadable- not all guns HAD a serial number. Prior to the ( Full Answer )

What is this gun serial number 83449?

A gun with that serial number. That's as much of an answer as can be given with the information provided. Serial numbers are not unique to one firearm, and may not even be unique to one firearm in a single manufacturer's lineup.

What gun has serial number 164667?

There are probably several guns with that serial number. Serial numbers are not unique to one single firearm - they often aren't even unique to one firearm from the same manufacturer. We'd need a lot more information to determine what type of firearm it is.

Can you tell from the serial number how old the gun is?

POSSIBLY, but not certainly- it depends on the gun. Remington used a LETTER code stamped on the barrels. Some guns, we just have no public records for. In addition to the serial number, we need make and model as well.

Where can I find the serial number on my gun?

The is no one specific location other than being on the frame of the gun. HOWEVER- rifles and shotguns made prior to 1968 were not required by law to have a serial number, and many were not marked. Perfectly legal, BTW. I have about 30 .22 rifles in my collection that were made prior to 1968, and 18 ( Full Answer )

What are some of the gun dealers that sell online?

There are many sites in the internet where you can legally buy or bid on firearms. Most of these sites are for adquiring personal protection firearms or for hunting and can vary in prices and avalability. Some of these sites are The Gun Dealer site, The Buds Gun Shop site, Full Aventura (Spanish), ( Full Answer )