Before you purchase a firearm through a private sale I would recommend that you do some research. Looking online is not going to let you be sure about whether a gun has been stolen, so you can always ask law enforcement to help you out. Here is a good blog about that: How to Check if a Gun is Stolen. However, if you wait until after you purchase the firearm and then ask local law enforcement to check if the firearm was stolen, if they find out it was, they will, by law, be required to confiscate it from you.
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Search titles only. Serial Number database. Well while browsing the web in random searching I found a website that is a database of serial numbers for most. There are a couple different ways for you to check online. One tool is www.HotGunz.com. This website allows you to search the serial number of the gun, and if. Our awarding-winning products (the Ruger ® Scout Rifle, LCR ® and LCP ®) all prove that Ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooter's needs. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility.
Enter the gun's serial number without spaces, dashes or other special characters in the 'Search the Stolen Gun Database' box. HotGunz is a user-submitted database, which means that gun owners self-report the information that their firearms were lost or stolen.
Here are a few other helpful links if your gun has been stolen:
Winchester Firearm Serial Number Search
So... what do you think? Please leave me a comment.
Kcbuck isa guru veteran at Gun Values Board.
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- StolenWeapon:Thanks for post, we have returned the favor and posted your site for our facebook users to visit.
- kcbuck:Your most welcomed.... This is so nice to be a part of.
- Gary Rabinowitz:I have a Zabala 20 guage SxS 3 inch magnum shotgun. I am looking for the serial number but can only see 3 numbers which are engraved under the barel. I can’t see any of the other numbers without taking the barel off, which I don’t want to do. Is the number anywhere else on the gun?
- discover:Impossible to find out...no national serach
- Ed:There is no national search online, however if you contact your local police or sheriffs department, they are allowed to run the serial number and tell you if it’s clean.
- winchester94:What are we suppose to do with the gun
if it does comes back unclean ? In Texas, I’m wondering if it matters?
- kcbuck:I would contact your local Police Department and report the who, what, where, when, and how. Then they can buy it from the seller and award a consolation prise, free room and board for a few years... :)
- Boo boo:**** link..
- Frank Hendricks:I would like to check if I have a stolen gun.
- ds:this site has a bunch of ads no stolen search for guns?
- Rob62:Keep in mind that the blog is years old and the web site referenced may be defunct or no longer work as it once did.
In general there is no database that civilians can access to check to see if a gun has been reported stolen.
The NCIC computer system (database) is accessible only by law enforcement. That system is what keeps track of reported stolen guns here in the USA.
- sabas:I trade a 22l. For a 22 mag when I got home the last 2 # of the series not they have been srach of a paint I call the man a he said that I can have my gun back that he had but the gun of a cop he ad a bill of sale and his gone no were to be fund what can I do?
- Rob62:Sabas - unfortunately I do not understand your question. Are you saying you have a gun that was reported stolen ? Who told you it was stolen - the Police ??
- parrish mellott:i had a desert eagle .50 AE stolen from me in york city pa back in june 2015. its brushed chrome serial number is DE0003439 ANY INFORMATION ON ITS WHERE ABOUTS please contact york city police department <phone>
- Fedup99:Your site comes up with a threat warning of malicious software present.
High risk of malware present.
It’s 'a' site , not 'our ' site. This post was from over 5 years ago so it’s hard to say what’s happened to that site between then and now.
- gary:how can I find out if I am tryin to buy a stolen gun
gary - read this recent blog I wrote about the topic. It answers your question about checking stolen guns. http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/how-to-check-if-a-gun-is-stolen-13986.html
- Rob62:Hey right back at you Tabitha. 😊
- SickOfItAll:I’m texting from a phone really guys I just want my pistol back
- Rob62:I hope you get your pistol back. Best of luck in that regard.
- Troutbum:All well and good if the Item you are purchasing WAS REQ’D to have a serial # at time of Mfg.... Case in point, I just purchased a MINT Savage Model 24 J -DL at the time it was made Serial #’ s were Not a requirement..
Very good Point to make
Cavet Emptor , take the Time to Check it out 'Before You BUY'
- .JtAlmond:If ANYTHING is in my possession its mine..
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- Dammit alice:My deceased father reported his pistol stolen because he could not find it. That was about 3 years before he died 2 years ago. I was going threw some stuff of his in storage and found it. How do i check to see if it will be confiscated. I don’t want to lose it it was one of the only things i have from him besides the <email> junk that builds up.
- Rob62:Hello Dammit alice - You need to contact the Law Enforcement Agency the gun was initially reported stolen to. They can remove the gun from the NCIC computer system - if it was ever entered there in the first place, which it should have been.