barrel, butt, receiver, under forearm.
SN's were not required until 1968
To identify and account for otherwise identical guns.
None of the existing ORIGINAL guns have serial numbers.
If sn data has been published you can find out when it was made/shipped and sometimes to who and with what features.
i think if you go to yahoo or google you can type in rifle serial numbers. and there should be a website called gunnumbers.com if you go there you can type in the serial number of your rifle. they have tons of guns cataloged and they should have yours
Inventory tracking for firearms. BTW, ammunition does not have a serial number.
In SOME cases, you can tell when made, and in SOME cases, the model of the gun. In others, it tells you nothing but to distinguish between two identical guns.
SOME guns had serial numbers in the late 1800s. They were required by law on handguns and machine guns in 1934 (in the US) and on rifles and shotguns in 1968.
Find a book with sn data that has been published on that maker. Go to Proofhouse.com and check their sn tables.
They were required after the Gun Control Act of 1968.
with the gun control act of 1968
A lot of older lower end rifles and shot guns didn't have serial numbers. The fed didn't require guns to have unique serial numbers until after WW2
Firearms don't have registration numbers, they have serial numbers. No way to know who was the first to put a number on a firearm. Military firearms have had serial numbers for many years, to aid in the accounting for large numbers of identical guns. Serial numbers were not required by law in the US until the 1934 National Firearms Act reqired them on machine guns and handguns. The 1968 Gun Control Act required them on newly made rifles and shotguns.
Not possible. There is more than one gun with the same serial number, some guns were made with NO serial numbers, and data does not exist to translate SN to make/model.
What kind of information?
You can find Winchester Serial numbers at the Old Guns website. http://oldguns.net/sn_php/winmods.htm Great place for info on antique guns when you are writing a historical :) Wayne
Contact the maker, buy a book, post on the internet.
Commit a gun related felony...
Some makers offer a historical letter service.
The model 12 Winchester pump shotgun with serial numbers from 626,997 to 651,255 where made in 1931, which your guns serial numbers fall in.
65000 were made from 1917-1927 in 32ACP and 380ACP. http://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/Rem51/rem51.html
Most F&Ws that HAD a serial number had it stamped on the butt- and stamped on the rear of the cylinder. LEGALLY, the one on the butt is the serial number. Many older guns did not have serial numbers, especially lower cost guns.