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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.

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Q: How do you find stolen gun serial numbers?
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How can you find the serial numbers for firearms after they have been stolen?

Go to the seller where you purchased the gun.

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.

Can you use the serial numbers to determine if a gun is stolen?

Yes, it is possible as long as it is a registered gun that was obtained legally.

How can you get serial numbers for a gun you bought new and was stolen?

Go back to the store where you bought it.

How do you look up serial numbers on gun to see if stolen?

Ask your local police to run it.

Where to find gun serial numbers?

you will find it on the barrel or action of the firearm

Where can you find dates and serial numbers on an Ithaca SKB shotgun?

You can find these numbers in the manual that come with your gun. They are also present on the handle of the gun.

Can you find out the serial numbers on a lost gun with just your name?

Realistically, no.

How do you report a hand gun stolen if you don't know the serial numbers?

Contact police, provide them with the information you DO have. See if you can contact the person you bought the gun from, and if they have a record. Next time, record serial numbers, keep them in a safe place, along with photos.

How can you look up a gun by its serial number?

You find a published list of serial numbers for the maker.

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 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.

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.

How do you find if the gun has a clean history?

There is no practical way for a private citizen to do this- but dealing with a licensed gun dealer is a good way to go. Information, such as serial numbers of stolen firearms, etc, are on a database that is not available to a non-police officer.

Where to find serial numbers for handguns to find mfg. date?

Blue Book of Gun Values

Where can you get a list of serial numbers of stolen firearms in Washington state?

You can't- unless you are a law enforcement officer. However, if you are concerned that a gun you are considering buying may be stolen, see if your local law enforcement will run the serial number for you.

How do you fine serial number for Winchester 94?

You can find serial numbers in the Blue Book of Gun Values and at

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.


That's not information which can be readily looked up, not to mention that serial numbers are not unique to one firearm - a make and model would be needed, as well.

Where can serial numbers be checked on a handgun?

It depends on what you mean. If you mean is it possible to find out who purchased a handgun or if the gun is registered by the serial number, the basic answer is, no. If you mean can you find information about the gun itself by the serial number, you can sometimes find information by contacting the manufacturer.

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.

Check serial numbers on hand gun?

For date made, try or maker's website. To see if stolen, contact your local police.

Is serial number m00014127 a stolen gun?

No way to answer. Sorry.

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///