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  • Call your local law enforcement office and ask them to run it through NCIC for you. They will need the serial number, manufacturer, model, and caliber. This is important, since the same number may have been used by different manufacturers. In some cases you will be required to take the gun to the law enforcement office so that they may confiscate the firearm if it is stolen.
  • The state of Florida offers an online database of stolen firearms to the general public but it only contains firearms stolen in the state of Florida. Firearms stolen in other states will not result in a positive match.
  • Another option is user submitted databases. Such databases are not all encompassing as they are not linked with NCIC, but still worth a look.
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How did you find out if a gun is stolen or not?

Ask a police officer


How do you find out who a gun is registered to in Texas?

Texas does not have gun registration. If you suspect the gun has been stolen, call your local law enforcement agency. They have access to databases of stolen guns and can check this for you and find the rightful owner.


How do you find out if a gun is stolen?

Check with local law enforcement.


In CA what do you do if you find a gun you reported stolen?

Contact the police.


Where can I go to find registry about a gun stolen from me after a report was filed on the gun when I shot myself with the gun accidentally?

You need a lawyer.


How can you find the serial numbers for firearms after they have been stolen?

Go to the seller where you purchased the gun.


Is there a website to find out if a gun is stolen?

There are two or three, but, they are only good if the sn is listed.


Find out if your gun is stolen?

Contact your local law enforcement. They can check to see if the serial number has been entered as a stolen item. IF there is a report, the officer will need to retain the gun to return it to the owner. They WILL need to have the gun in hand to do this, not over the phone.


How do you find out if a fire arm is stolen?

Contact local law enforcement. Give them the gun, and ask if they will check the NCIC data base (as a private citizen, you do not have access to that system). If the gun IS stolen, it will be confiscated by the police, and you may have to testify in a stolen property trial.


How do you see if my gun was stolen?

what gun are we talking about here


How to find about stoleing gun's how do you find out if a gun is stolening?

Depending on where you are, a local gun shop may be able to run a stolen gun request for you. You can do that in Tennessee, *IF* your local gun shop is willing to do it. Otherwise, you will probably have to check with the local Police Department.


How can you find out if a gun is stolen before you purchase it from a private individual?

Go to your local police with the sn.


Where can you find a registry of stolen guns in Texas?

I would contact the department of public service (State Troopers) or The Texas Rangers. There are also a few stolen gun posts on some of the bigger gun forums and databases


Where online can you find out if a gun has been stolen?

Probably not online, but any local police station can run the serial number and tell you. If it did turn up stolen, you wouldn't be in any trouble, but you would lose the gun.


How can you find out the serial number of a gun you purchased that was stolen and you lost the number?

Go the the gunshop or person you bought it from.


How can you find a list of stolen gun serial numbers?

You can't. The best you can do is check with local law enforcement.


How do you check a serial number on a gun to find out whose name it is in?

You can't. Contact the police if you believe it is stolen.


How do you find out if the gun you purchased is in fact stolen?

Contact your local police and ask them to run the serial number.


If you have the police run ther serial number of a gun you want to buy and its stolen do you have to turn in the seller?

I think you will find that the police will confiscate the gun and ask you WHO sold it to you///


How do you find out who a gun is registerd to?

ONLY ATF has that answer. If you have a good buddy who is a cop, he can look up if it's Stolen or not. That's about it.


If you ask the police to find out if the gun is stolen and it is can you get in trouble if you just bought it?

If you just bought it and ask the police to check it and then it turns out to be stolen, in all likelihood you'd be in no trouble at all; you're just trying to verify the gun is clean. If it does turn out to be stolen, however, the police have to confiscate the gun, so you'd be out whatever you paid for it unless you filed a civil suit against the seller.


How can you find out if a gun for sale at a garage sale is stolen?

If it has a serial number, ask your local police force to check it out. If it doesn't, it would be almost impossible for anyone to prove it was stolen.


How do you find stolen gun serial numbers?

Was thinking of buying a used firearm to defend my home from invasion. But how do I know if its stolen? Call your local police department and have them check it in NCIC. You may have to bring it in so they can confiscate it if it is stolen.


Do i have to register a gun in my house not mine?

That's sort of a vague question. It depends on where you are. Most U.S. states don't require registration. Who does the gun belong to? Is is stolen? Did you find it?


You want to know if a gun is stolen by the serial number?

Contact your local police department and give them the serial number. The Police can check on the stolen gun list maintained by the BATFE. If the gun is stolen, the Police will conficate the piece and begin investigation of how it was acquired.