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Firearm Check when services done?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by S3v3n, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. S3v3n

    S3v3n Beaverton, Or Active Member

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    Ok so during a recent conversation about logging firearms we got into a debate on if gun service providers run the guns to see if they are stolen or not.

    He claims that when you bring a firearm in to a gunsmith or say to have the Cerakote Finish applied that they must or do run the numbers on the firearm to see if it has been stolen.

    I say this is not true.

    Now Yea I can see if you are going to pawn/sell sure but during normal services?

    Now I must say I can't be 100% on my response as I just don't know. Maybe someone here does?

    Anyone???
     
  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    An FFL has to log in firearms that they will take into their possession - i.e., when you leave a firearm with them.

    But that is their FFL log, and this has been the case for decades.

    I do not believe that they need to run the serial number against a DB or anything else. I could be wrong, but until someone cites a law that specifically states otherwise, that is my assertion.

    If the person who states that they have to run the numbers is so sure, then they should be able to provide a cite of the relevant law - right?
     
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  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    No,stores or gunsmiths don't have to check guns to see if they are stolen. But years ago,a pawn shop owner told me he had to do this.
    Don't know if it still is that way
     
  4. BrimstoneGunsmithing

    BrimstoneGunsmithing Amboy, WA New Member

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    It is still that way. I've never heard of any gunsmith that did that (myself included) nor is there any law requiring that to happen. Pawn shops are required to do so.

    Criminals don't typically bring in their stolen hi-point for a nice Cerakote job ;)
     
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  5. LaserMan

    LaserMan Eugene, OR Active Member

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    That's close, but not exactly correct. I do engraving and am an FFL-01. I only have to log firearms into my bound book when/if they stay after normal business hours. If you drop it off and pick it up on the same day then there is no requirement for me to log it in. If you pick it up tomorrow then it gets logged. Be aware that if you drop it off and someone else picks it up, I have to do a 4473 and a background check on whoever picks it up - it's technically a transfer at that point and needs paperwork.

    As far as checking to see if it's stolen or not? No, not that I was told anyway.
     
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  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    24hrs or such I believe