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Stolen firearms

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nimbus, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Have you ever purchased a firearm from a private party & had the gut feeling that the firearm might be stolen?

    For period of time in my life I had access to NCIC etc to check serial numbers. Now I'm curious how a person can be protected.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In Oregon a private person can do a BGC on a firearm they are thinking of buying. There are conditions as well as a fee. but it can be done. A by product of our manditory BGC for all gun show sales.
     
  3. ArgyleAdams

    ArgyleAdams Portland, OR Active Member

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    In Oregon you can call the state police and have them run the serial number for free. They do require your name and location, however, for what I hope are obvious reasons.

    Sent from my phone; typos likely.
     
  4. shockme

    shockme oregon Member

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    never happened to me but my brother sold a gun he got , and then sold it to a guy ,,,,. he called and it was stolen.. so watch out ... it can happen to anyone .