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I have been on many gun forums and auction sites and without exception we all list our serial numbers partially i.e. KT78XXX as opposed to KT78910. What's the big deal, Why do we do it? What could anyone possibly do with the serial number?
 

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In this day and age I would think it would be easy for someone to say that gun was stolen from them and that they want it back. JMHO.
 

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Np. I wasn't trying to yell at you about that, just point you to a lot of information that had already been covered. Now if my wife was on here she would have told you to use the search function lol

Thanks for your help Rob, I forgot to use the search function.
 

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Plus dont you know Big Brother is watching:rolleyes:... You do at least have your tin foil hat on,,, Right???:cool:
 

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If people feel more "secure" not putting a full serial number God bless them! There is no way someone can report a gun stolen by seeing your serial number and deciding to say it was stolen. There would have to be some report filed with the proper authorties on the date the weapon was "stolen" listing the details. Now if the gun is truly stolen, and I purchased this gun not knowing. I would want to know the truth, but that is just me. I think people just like thinking that they have some sort of security only listing the partial number.
 

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If people feel more "secure" not putting a full serial number God bless them! There is no way someone can report a gun stolen by seeing your serial number and deciding to say it was stolen. There would have to be some report filed with the proper authorties on the date the weapon was "stolen" listing the details. Now if the gun is truly stolen, and I purchased this gun not knowing. I would want to know the truth, but that is just me. I think people just like thinking that they have some sort of security only listing the partial number.
Exactly,
 

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I've never worried about it since I retain all legal documents proving my ownership of firearms. I've had guns stolen many, many years ago. If they ever turn up I have a small measure of hope since I retain even those ownership papers as well. When I display photos of my automobiles via internet channels I don't hide the license plate #'s either for much of the same reasoning. I certainly do not fault anyone, however, for not wanting to disclose the serial numbers in this cantankerous world. :cool:
 

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Would anyone buy a gun book with the serial numbers X'd out? If you are truly interested in collecting it is a give and take thing. Provide your serial number to receive information, and your serial number may have additional information that adds to the overall history. Especially on the military pistols, you never know when someone has information with your serial number listed. Also, has anyone ever heard of someone losing a gun by someone harvesting a serial number and claiming it?

I would be much more concerned about writing checks with virtually all your personal information on them down to where you live, and now everyone from an insurance salesman to the cable guy has to have your social security number.
 

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it is kind of funny we buy and sell guns here on the forum, GB, etc...... and send money, and or receieve money hoping that the other person we are dealing with is as honest as we are. Then some people are afarid to post a complete serial number on one of their guns! It is very easy for law enforcement to check a serial number for stolen. All stolen firearms are entered into a Federal data base. When law enforcement turns a gun that is questionable they run it. If someone were to be immature enough to see a serial number and report it as stolen. The authorities would know the truth, in a matter of minutes.
 

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I don't post my serial numbers on the internet. I don't post anything on Facebook. I don't post my address or the license plates of my cars. I just like to keep some things private.

What good is posting a complete gun serial number for everyone to see (assume that it isn't FS)?

 

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Then some people are afarid to post a complete serial number on one of their guns!
What compelling reasons are there for me to post any information about myself or my possessions on the internet for strangers the world over to view?

Post the complete list of S/Ns for your guns in this thread to set an example for the rest of us.
 

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When you make the decision to go on the www you have forgone a lot more of your privacy than a gun's serial number.

On another forum someone spotted a US&S 1911A1 for sale that was consecutive to one someone had posted earlier. If the collector would like to have a consecutive serial numbered pair of US&S pistols, it worked out great for him.

On one of the 1903 Springfield forums it is quite common for people to post their serial numbers to see if someone will search their Springfield Research Service records to see if their rifle is listed, and it is not uncommon to get a hit in the records.

Some people swear that the government can drive by your house and record the serial number of all your $100 bills because of the security thread in them. I guess you can never be too careful.
 

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Well on the RUGER FORUM we have been known to all list rare variations and have put together quite a few sets of consecutive pairs....

I have been listing my serial numbers on the RF since Jan of 2004 and the only thing that has happened is finding people with the serial numbers I need offering to sell them to me ;) ;) ;).......

I posted that I had #265 Red Eagle Auto and had happened to find the #265 Single Six...well next thing I know 2 guys mentioned that they owned the FT357 and the BH 41 mag.....next was the HAWKEYE and 44 auto Deer Stalker Rifle......then the 44 SUPER BH....so I see NO ill effects in posting serial numbers except for the large dent in my wallet :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: YMMV....RR.
 

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Here you go, here's a large chunk of mine.

Take what you want and leave me the rest. Oh, and please shut off the light and close the door when you're done.


Firearm Serial Numbers
Beretta 605025
Cimarron Firearms Old Model ‘P’ Black Powder Frame P34966
Cimarron Firearms 1872 Richards Transition of an 1860 Colt Army X20343
Cimarron Firearms 1872 Richards Transition of an 1860 Colt Army X20343
Cimarron Firearms 1872 Richards Transition of an 1860 Colt Army X20354
Colt Cobra 117197 LW
Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver 126007
Colt 1860 Army - Cased pair with same serial number. 1564US
Colt Baby Dragoon - F1760 16123
Colt Baby Dragoon - F1760 17792
Colt 1860 Army 222968
Colt Frontier Scout 23197F
Colt Single Action Army 31607SA
Colt 3rd. Model Dragoon - F1740 34910
Colt 1851 Navy - Robert E. Lee Commemorative 4900REL
Colt Single Action Army 63013SA
Colt Walker 1847 - F1600 9029
Colt Officers Model 9060
Colt Border Patrol J94858
Colt Trooper Mark III L60783
Colt Single Action Army S65873A
Colt Single Action Army SA60501
Colt Officers Model SF09722E
Colt 1911 Series 80 SS22975
Colt Python T67368
Colt 1860 Army A cased pair with same serial # US1564 & 1564US
Custom Made, Missouri Plains Rifle - No Serial Number
Echasa 93539
F. I. Industries Backpacker, Take-Down Model 26445B
Fabrique Nationale Baby Browning by F.N. 212060
Forehand & Wadsworth Swamp Angel 26274-6203
Harrington & Richardson A93361
Ivor Johnson 26075
Lee Enfield R.O.F.M. No. 4 1941 16093
Lee Enfield Mark IV 597324
Mauser 6126
Mossberg 51 M Unknown
Navy Arms Colt 1851 Navy 1118
Norinco JW-2000 0304505
Pietta Texas Paterson D4832
Pietta Great Western II E13769
Pietta Great Western II E16723
Pietta Great Western II E19838
Pietta 1873 SA Thunderer E19883
Pietta LeMat Cavalry Model L15239
Remington 12A 199156 - RW
Remington Double Derringer / Over & Under 668
Remington 870 B075871M
Ruger Single Six 111609
Ruger Mark I Commemorative 13-68731
Ruger Old Army 145-93513
Ruger Vaquero Old Model 5642146
Ruger Super Blackhawk 8355476
Ruger New Model Vaquero SASS Commemorative SASS01003
Ruger New Model Vaquero SASS Commemorative SASS01004
Smith & Wesson 66 2K51797
Smith & Wesson 3rd. Model 39077
Smith & Wesson Model 10 M&P 732503
Smith & Wesson 19-3 7K42292
Smith & Wesson 586 ABU8143
Smith & Wesson 10-8 AFL4190
Smith & Wesson 29-3 ALB9266
Smith & Wesson 15-2 K814543
Smith & Wesson 29-2 N23833
Smith & Wesson 29-2 N65913
Thompson Center Arms Seneca 54667
Uberti 1873 Cattleman 90381
Uberti Walker A83713
Uberti Whitneyville 1st. Model Dragoon A83891
Uberti Frisco NM U46855
Uberti 1872 Late Model Open Top Conversion X03033
Uberti 1872 Late Model Open Top Conversion X03038
Uberti 1872 Early Model Open Top Conversion X23260
Westerners Arms 1851 Navy Colt 10618
Winchester 1894 Carbine 1521077
Winchester / Cooey 3 Power Scope 5647135
Winchester / Cooey 84 68061
Winchester / Cooey Model 39 No Serial Number Found
 

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If you wanted to find out info on pretty much anybody you really only need their name, and possibly the state they reside in. There are sites out there that can find a lot of info with just that. I believe all of our names and where we live is listed on our profiles correct? There are times to be careful about what you put out there, and then there is just paranoia. Which ever end of the spectrum makes you feel warm and fuzzy, again I say God bless. Peace.
 

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What's anyone going to do with your serial number anyway?
That whole idea about someone making a false police report to claim your gun as theirs is silly.
 

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There is no way someone can report a gun stolen by seeing your serial number and deciding to say it was stolen. There would have to be some report filed with the proper authorties on the date the weapon was "stolen" listing the details.
Actually, there is a way and I've worked cases were it was attempted. I would not list the serial numbers of my guns on the internet anymore than I would publicly post my social security number or drivers license number.
 
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