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Old 10-06-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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Should a serial number on a firearm be kept private? For instance posting a picture of your gun.
I wouldn't publicly disclose a serial number for a gun any more than I would publicly disclose the VIN from my car. Why? Heck if I know. I just don't do it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #13
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Think the line from the song was "paranoia strikes deep".

Despite all the "couldas" I have heard on this, have never seen one single case of someone using a SN off the web to report a gun as stolen. Never.
I've never seen Queen Elizabeth taking a dump. Never. That doesn't mean it hasn't happened. It is always prudent to keep identifying numbers private whether it a personal ID number or a property ID number.
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Think the line from the song was "paranoia strikes deep".

Despite all the "couldas" I have heard on this, have never seen one single case of someone using a SN off the web to report a gun as stolen. Never.
Yes it was, and it was the song by Buffalo Springfield - For What Its Worth. I love that old song!
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I guess your not supposed to show it but I really never figured out why! If I was to guess, tracking and Big Brother are enough of a reason why I might not disclose it unless it was for sale. We really dont want to make it that easy do we, ive got nothing to hide (Today), but I live in NY so I never know what tomorrow will bring me.

Lastly, as much as I appreciate 99% of my 2A loving brothers and Sisters here on FTF, I rarely disclose ownership of any weapon to anyone I dont personally know (and trust) much less offer pictures. I havent given away all my info here but anyone with a brain could easily figure out who I am and where I live. That could be my tin hat talking but that kind of trust is earned not assumed.

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Just FWIW, I collect older Mossberg 22 rifles. Made long before 1968. Revealing a serial number on those is not an issue that will ever arise!








For the young folks- serial numbers were not required by law on rifles and shotguns until 1968.

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I was thinking someone could engrave my serial number on their firearm and use it in a crime.
"Engraving" a serial number is not that easy. More likely someone would report his gun was stolen and had your serial number. If you purchased through a dealer, there would be a paper trail to support your position
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With a cursory google search, I was unable to find any mention of gun serial number fraud whatsoever from any reputable news media source. All I could find was tin foil hat wearing people on gun forums worrying about it. No actual stories of it happening.

I might find something if I looked harder but I don't feel like it.

I don't care if someone has my serial number. I bought my guns first hand from reputable dealers and have documentation to prove it.

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VIN numbers on a vehicle are more likely to be faked than SN's on firearms IMO.

i think people feel safer in not displaying them.

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If you are uncomfortable showing a serial number why would you do it?

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