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Q: How can you findout if a stolen gun has been recoverd by police?
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Is there a website you can visit to see if a pistol has been reported stolen by its serial number?

Not really- although there have been a few attempts to start something like that. Stolen arms are entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database by the police. That can be accessed by all police departments, but is not open to the public. Ask local law enforcement to check if you are in doubt.

NOT alerted when PII has been lost or stolen?

D. The Office of the Secretary of Defense

How can you find out if a firearm is stolen?

In the USCall your local police/sheriff and ask them to check it for you. They will need the serial number, manufacturer, model, and caliber. This is important, since the same number may have been used by different manufacturers. Some manufacturers may have used the same number ranges for different product lines. If you are unsure what kind of gun it is, check with a gunsmith or a gun dealer. Do not rely on the police to figure that out; they are law enforcement professionals, not firearms experts.If the gun has no serial number - due to being produced before this was required - but is unique in some way, police may still have it listed as stolen property, but it's a long shot.The NCIC (National Crime Information Center) database contains, among other things, information on stolen firearms but it is only accessible by law enforcement. This is likely what the local police will check, along with their own lists of stolen property and evidence.Be aware that most law enforcement agencies will not give you information over the phone. They would, at the very least, like to know your identity to make sure you are not a thief checking to see if the gun is "hot". In some cases it may be a violation of state law to give out information from criminal history databases.Should the gun be determined to be stolen, you will most likely have to surrender it to the police. Be prepared to answer lots of questions regarding how and where you bought it. Police have a great deal of interest in people selling stolen property.If the gun appears to have had a serial number at one time, but it is ground off, or otherwise defaced - get away from the person trying to sell it to you as fast as possible. It is almost guaranteed to be either stolen or used in a crime. Removing serial numbers from a firearm is a Federal crime in itself, and if police discover such a gun in your possession, you have a very real chance of being convicted.Many stolen guns cannot be identified because the owner didn't know the serial number, didn't report the theft, or it is an older gun without a number.There are online databases of stolen guns. These rely on voluntary submissions from gun owners and therefore should be used with caution. They may not be up to date and may not be correct.In AustraliaLocal law enforcement is the best bet.In CanadaAgain, local law enforcement is your best bet. They have access to the lists of stolen property and the Canadian Firearms Registry.

What year was colt police positive serial number 16231 made?

If it's a Police Positive 38 it would have been made in 1907. If it's a Police Positive Special it was made in 1909. The Police Positive .22 Target Model with that serial number was made in 1919.

What is the date of manufacture and value of a colt positive police 38 caliber issued by Chicago pd with no serial number only property number on frame near handle and in 85 to 90 percent condition?

all current hand guns have serial numbers, including police department handguns. if your handgun has no serial number then the serial # has been illegally removed and there is a possibility gun is stolen and thief removed the serial have a parts gun if no serial number..................

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