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    Thinking about making a trade on an item I own and was wondering if someone offered the right gun for trade is there a way,if I can get the serial # off the gun before a trade, that I can check to see that it isn't "hot"(stolen or something)? Is there a website I can go to to check? Or would I have to contact law enforcement, if so which one...local, state, fed?

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    Local PD should be able to do a fare job checking.
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    I'd be more than happy to share the serial numbers of about a dozen of my family's heritage guns that were stolen from my father's house in Soldotna on January 30, 1987 and traded to a drug dealer in Anchorage. The PD recovered only 4 of those guns and that was about 10 years ago (some 15 years after the theft). So the rest are probably sitting in someone's collection and they may not even be aware of the stolen status.

    Smith & Wesson Model 19, 2 revolver, blue, .357 Magnum, Serial #34181 8K5885

    Smith & Wesson Model 64, 4 revolver, stainless, Pachmyers, .38 Special, Serial # 48877 7D40528

    Smith & Wesson Model 57, 6 revolver, blue, .41 Magnum, Serial # N452585

    Hi Standard Double 9, 6 revolver, .22 LR, Serial # 1058068 W101

    Smith & Wesson Model 629, 6 revolver, stainless, Pachmyers .44 Magnum, Serial # N9356 85 M.629-1 99347

    Ruger M-77, bolt action, 6mm Rem, K-6 Weaver Scope, Serial # 77-35680

    Browning Safari, bolt action, .338 Win, Redfield 2 scope & Redfield swing-away mounts, Serial # 4L23821

    Remington Model 870 Wingmaster 12ga pump, 28 vented rib barrel, Serial # T786551

    Springfield 1929 Model, 12ga single shot break action, nickel-plated receiver, Serial # 31284B

    Hawthorne-Viking, 12ga pump, very old with hacksaw marks on barrel and front stock, Serial # 24592

    Stevens Model 311A, 12ga side-by-side double barrel break action, very old gun with stock cracked on right side of tang and glued back together, no known serial number

    This reminds me that I have no idea how long the PD keeps records on stolen guns. Might have to make a call on that one to be sure these are still listed in "the system".
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
    I'd be more than happy to share the serial numbers of about a dozen of my family's heritage guns that were stolen from my father's house in Soldotna on January 30, 1987 and traded to a drug dealer in Anchorage. The PD recovered only 4 of those guns and that was about 10 years ago (some 15 years after the theft). So the rest are probably sitting in someone's collection and they may not even be aware of the stolen status.

    Smith & Wesson Model 19, 2 revolver, blue, .357 Magnum, Serial #34181 8K5885

    Smith & Wesson Model 64, 4 revolver, stainless, Pachmyers, .38 Special, Serial # 48877 7D40528

    Smith & Wesson Model 57, 6 revolver, blue, .41 Magnum, Serial # N452585

    Hi Standard Double 9, 6 revolver, .22 LR, Serial # 1058068 W101

    Smith & Wesson Model 629, 6 revolver, stainless, Pachmyers .44 Magnum, Serial # N9356 85 M.629-1 99347

    Ruger M-77, bolt action, 6mm Rem, K-6 Weaver Scope, Serial # 77-35680

    Browning Safari, bolt action, .338 Win, Redfield 2 scope & Redfield swing-away mounts, Serial # 4L23821

    Remington Model 870 Wingmaster 12ga pump, 28 vented rib barrel, Serial # T786551

    Springfield 1929 Model, 12ga single shot break action, nickel-plated receiver, Serial # 31284B

    Hawthorne-Viking, 12ga pump, very old with hacksaw marks on barrel and front stock, Serial # 24592

    Stevens Model 311A, 12ga side-by-side double barrel break action, very old gun with stock cracked on right side of tang and glued back together, no known serial number

    This reminds me that I have no idea how long the PD keeps records on stolen guns. Might have to make a call on that one to be sure these are still listed in "the system".
    Wow, I'm sure that still stings. What F-ing druggie could use a 6mm Ruger or a .41 Mag. No one but gun-afficianados would want them. Criminals are a big reason I don't want to ever sell my handguns "offline". I have always traded them (the very few I've sold) at gunshops so anyone buying them has to get a NICS check.

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