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Show full s/n in pictures 33 67.35%
Show partial s/n in pictures 9 18.37%
Show no s/n in pictures 4 8.16%
Not show pictures at all 3 6.12%
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:15 AM
LanceS4803 LanceS4803 is offline
 
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I had a display at the Utah Gun Collectors Association show a couple of years ago. An individual started asking questions about my Russian SVD and then shocked me by claiming it was his rifle. He caused such a problem that security had to come over and ask him to leave.
That rifle has an extremely short history in the US, and I know every previous owner.
Nuts are out there.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:20 AM
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Even with all the documentation in the world I'd rather not have the hassle of having to produce it to prove it was my weapon.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:23 AM
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Gun magazines have always done that in their advice columns, and yes, the idea is to preclude someone from claiming the gun as stolen from them or their grampaw or whatever. In the case of CMP guns you have documentation, but that's not the case with a lot of guns. Paranoia or cheap insurance? Your call.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:57 AM
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I want as few people knowing what I actually have as possible. The less records that are accessible by the public and any branch of the government about my firearms collection (or lack thereof) is a desire of mine. Plausible deniability in regards to any or part of my inventory is a primary security concern. That is why you will never find me listing my M1s (if I have any) on any of the serial number threads. I may ask about a serial number, but you can bet you last dollar it is not the exact one I am interested in getting information about, might be close though.

It may never come to pass that my concern is legitimate, but the risk is not worth what little there is to gain, if any.

I know this does not sit well with the law and order crowd, but they can be the first to turn in their stuff if it ever comes to that.


Need to add: I do have an extremely detailed inventory, with numerous pictures of each firearm, securely backed up and protected in case of need.

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Old 03-02-2010, 12:00 PM
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I want as few people knowing what I actually have as possible. The less records that are accessible by the public and any branch of the government about my firearms collection (or lack thereof) is a desire of mine. Plausible deniability in regards to any or part of my inventory is a primary security concern. That is why you will never find me listing my M1s (if I have any) on any of the serial number threads. I may ask about a serial number, but you can bet you last dollar it is not the exact one I am interested in getting information about, might be close though.

It may never come to pass that my concern is legitimate, but the risk is not worth what little there is to gain, if any.

I know this does not sit well with the law and order crowd, but they can be the first to turn in their stuff if it ever comes to that.
If any of you have ever been robbed, as I have, you learn real quickly it's really none of anyones' G-D business what someone may, or may not have. The only thing I might ask, or offer, is something like "is your rifle a 5.8?". That's enough, IMO.

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Old 03-05-2010, 01:31 PM
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I had a display at the Utah Gun Collectors Association show a couple of years ago. An individual started asking questions about my Russian SVD and then shocked me by claiming it was his rifle. He caused such a problem that security had to come over and ask him to leave.
That rifle has an extremely short history in the US, and I know every previous owner.
Nuts are out there.
We were told in this thread no such evidence exsists.

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Even with all the documentation in the world I'd rather not have the hassle of having to produce it to prove it was my weapon.
Exactly!! If some whacko did call the police,ATF,FBI ect those outfits would automatically assume his claim of a stolen? firearm is correct. Come to your home most likey check all your weapons ect.

Not worth it to me. Much the same as not giving out ones social security number even though there's solid proof of who's it is.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:51 PM
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We were told in this thread no such evidence exsists.



Exactly!! If some whacko did call the police,ATF,FBI ect those outfits would automatically assume his claim of a stolen? firearm is correct. Come to your home most likey check all your weapons ect.

Not worth it to me. Much the same as not giving out ones social security number even though there's solid proof of who's it is.


I guess I don't have to worry about that.... coz I don't hang out with nobody
or know anybody, besides who are gun friendly, that would pull such HS.

Anybody in my neighborhood aren't interested in guns.... this worrying doesn't make sense.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:57 PM
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I had a display at the Utah Gun Collectors Association show a couple of years ago. An individual started asking questions about my Russian SVD and then shocked me by claiming it was his rifle. He caused such a problem that security had to come over and ask him to leave.
That rifle has an extremely short history in the US, and I know every previous owner.
Nuts are out there.
And what good did it do him? Not one bit. When displaying rifles at a show do the dealers cover the serial numbers?
Sure is alot of Joe blows looking at them

Oh wait whats that I hear???







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Old 03-05-2010, 01:58 PM
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i imagine this could be a problem with a used gun. thats why you should have paperwork on everything. i would also think that somebody would have to be pretty stupid to claim a gun they saw on the internet was stolen from them because as long as the legal owner has paperwork saying the gun belongs to him or her somebody is getting in trouble for making a false report.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:31 AM
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Why do most people alter their photos so you can not read the entire serial number?
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