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Old 04-20-2013, 03:10 AM   #11
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How do I get a serial # of a gun I bought in 1991
if you still own it, it should be somewhere on the reciever. if not, why do you need the SN? confused.
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if you still own it, it should be somewhere on the reciever. if not, why do you need the SN? confused.
It was stolen
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It was stolen
I know stupid I should have wrote it down
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It was stolen
if you know where you purchased it, they might still have a record of it. if they happen to be out of business or have gotten rid of the records, i really have no idea.

this is why i record all my SN's in several different books, as well as with my insurance carrier and update them as needed.
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if you know where you purchased it, they might still have a record of it. if they happen to be out of business or have gotten rid of the records, i really have no idea.

this is why i record all my SN's in several different books, as well as with my insurance carrier and update them as needed.
I should have but they r out of business and don't they to turn those records over to somebody
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I should have but they r out of business and don't they to turn those records over to somebody
IIRC, they only have to retain those records for twenty years. it's been 22 years. epends on when they went out of business, and if they turned them over to the BATF, well good luck getting them to search for them. wish i could supply better information. one small possibility is if you could locate the FFL holder of that business, he might still have them.
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The ffl holder would be the owner ?

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The ffl holder would be the owner ?
usually. but could have been someone else that worked there.
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Your LE agency who took the theft report can request a search based on your info, the kind of gun, the name and address of the dealer who you purchsed it from and the month and year of the purchase. ATF can run such a search. If the business went TU, the records were sent to ATF. They still have paper copies. If the dealer is still in business, ATF will check with them. Even though they are required to keep the records for 20 years, they are not required to destroy the records after 20 years. Most have them squirelled away.

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