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Obliterating serial number

Thread in 'Law & Order' started by GAgunLAWbooklet, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. GAgunLAWbooklet

    GAgunLAWbooklet The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Do y'all think it is illegal for a gun owner to destroy or or permanently cover-up a gun's serial number IF the reason for doing so is to modify said gun into a more desirable configuration for use by said gun owner?

    Examples:

    Rifle's serial number is located exactly where you need to drill to mount a scope base.
    So you drill through some of the digits of the S/N, and cover the remaining digits with the base itself.

    Your shotgun's serial number is on the part of the receiver where you want to mount a side-saddle shell holder. Can you cover the S/N?

    Your pistol has the serial number on the butt of the grip.
    You want to put a stud for a lanyard there, to make the gun look like a Royal Constable's pistol from the early 1900's. You'll have to drill through 2 digits to do this.
     
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    If you were to cover/drill through the S/N, could you have the S/N engraved elsewhere on the firearm?
    My thinking is how an SBR has to have the trust engraved on the lower receiver.

    This might be a better question for big brother...
     
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    Falcon1 The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    I would think covering it up with a temporary side saddle would be fine, but altering the SN in any way would be a no go.
     
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    It's likely not legal to obliterate the serial number of a firearm, especially when done so knowingly and willfully. The idea of engraving a new serial number is a good idea, but in general, that's not something I would screw around with.
     
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    Doesn't the serial number just have to be present on the gun; aka the receiver?
     
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    Do you have examples of a rifle with the S/N where a scope would normally be placed?
     
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    I had an norinco sks with tapped holes for a scope that removed 2 or 3 of the digits.

    But tgat was just 1 of the sn
     
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    ShawnZR-1 ODT Junkie!

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    Is this another one of your law quizes that you already know the answer to but want to prove why you need your book?

    Anyway, in short, don't **** with the serial number.
     
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    Im not messing with a serial for any reason
     
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