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how to check if a gun may be stolen

Discussion in 'Law & Order' started by rct84, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. rct84

    rct84 Marksman Member

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    i am thinking about purchasing a gun off of a private seller is there anyway you can check to make sure it is not stolen
     
  2. Glock 'em down

    Glock 'em down Sharpshooter Member

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    If you have your doubts, maybe you should abort the deal. ;)

    I'm just sayin'. :rolleyes2
     
  3. Super Dave

    Super Dave Sharpshooter Member

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    It used to be, I'd just call NCIC. Got the number from a buddy. We used it when buying old Harley frames and engine cases a lot. One day, they asked me for my commission number. Musta been a new policy. Anyway, I explained that I was just a regular schmoe, and that was the end of that. That was in the early 1990s. Got no idea now.

    Got any police friends? That's what I'd do, if I was concerned. Get a bill of sale, DL #. One guy even took a picture of me. No big deal. I'm real pretty!

    If you are really thinking it is hot, just don't buy it!
     
  4. Syclone2985

    Syclone2985 Marksman Member

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    Very good point

    But I would think a police station could/would check for you
     
  5. Glock 'em down

    Glock 'em down Sharpshooter Member

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    If they do...and it is...you COULD be charged with possession of stolen property. :ooh2:

    If you're lucky enough NOT to be charged with such, the weapon will DEFINITELY be seized and then you gotta explain to the guy where "his" gun is. :scratch:

    Good luck.
     
  6. Soulman

    Soulman Sharpshooter Member

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    could always have it transferred to you via FFL

    I think any problems would be flagged and you wouldn't be out money (wouldn't transfer a stolen gun to you) or trying to explain how you have a stolen gun.
     
  7. mmain1

    mmain1 Sharpshooter Member

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    Did you say you are pretty?


    :hey3:

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  8. redmax51

    redmax51 Sharpshooter Member

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    I had a friend who had a buddy of mine,an OSBI agent,check a gun he bought at a gun show and it came back stolen.My agent buddy had no choice but to seize the weapon.Buy guns at gun shows from individuals at your own risk.If you buy from a dealer,you may pay a little more but you will have recourse if it shows up later as stolen. Steve
     
  9. AKguy1985

    AKguy1985 Sharpshooter Member

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    i had a guy buy a 1891 mosin from me at a gunshow, he kept asking me if it was stolen, i was kind of insulted because i had bought it from a board sponsor, and of course no it wasnt hot
     
  10. rct84

    rct84 Marksman Member

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    thank you all for your info decieded not to purchase it
     

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