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Old 02-23-2013, 17:23   #1
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Liability of Selling Slide and Barrel with s/n?

First I'm new here and I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this thread, feel free to move it or let me know where it should go.
I did search for this topic and found lots of questions about whether it was legal to have mix matched serial numbers on your glock to which the answer was yes, however that's not my question.
My question is:
Let's say I like my Lone Wolf 10mm upper so much that I decide to sell my original 45acp slide and barrel. Years later after changing hands a dozen times that 45acp slide and barrel get used in a crime and dumped and then found as evidence. They were installed on some other frame and used by some criminal, but if they're the only parts found wouldn't it look to an investigator like my Glock was the murder weapon?
It seems like slides and barrels get sold and traded quite freely so there must be some protection from this that I don't understand.
Can anybody shed some light on this for me?
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Old 02-23-2013, 17:32   #2
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The firearms is the frame. The only serial number that counts is that on the frame. It's that simple in the USA.
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Old 02-23-2013, 18:53   #3
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If you are a drug dealer, gang member, derive a considerable amount of your income from felonious activity, or if the victim is your wife or girlfriend you should spend alot of time worrying about the disposition of an excess gun barrel. But you also should spend alot of time worrying about what you place in the garbage can and what happened to your automobile while you were not watching it. Otherwise devote the time you have spent worrying about this to locating a large stock of 9mm ammunition at less than ten a box and then let us know where it is please.


The primary level of protection is that most regular people have some characteristics and habits that are very different from most murderers. The next level of protection would be that if you are being interviewed as a potential murder suspect, that the guy doing it not only has a fair amount of experience with actual murderers but probably a huge amount of experience differentiating between those that tell him the truth and those that do not. And finally you have a fair level of protection by simply producing the gun with the aftermarket barrel.
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Old 02-23-2013, 19:02   #4
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The firearms is the frame. The only serial number that counts is that on the frame. It's that simple in the USA.
What Danny said. SJ 40
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WHOA!!!

May I suggest decaf....

WAY too much time on your hands.
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WHOA!!!

May I suggest decaf....

WAY too much time on your hands.
A very helpful and informative reply. Thanks!
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I wasn't aware that slides, barrels and such even had serial numbers.
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I wasn't aware that slides, barrels and such even had serial numbers.

Have ya ever seen a Glock?
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The firearms is the frame. The only serial number that counts is that on the frame. It's that simple in the USA.
Except for the ballistics fingerprint that is tied to the serial number.
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The firearms is the frame. The only serial number that counts is that on the frame. It's that simple in the USA.
Interesting...

Based just on looking at it, the S/N tag on the frame looks like it would be the easiest to modify...just a separate metal tag -- not engraved/stamped into the frame. It would seem that it could be popped out and replaced...??

Just wondering...
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First I'm new here and I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this thread, feel free to move it or let me know where it should go.
I did search for this topic and found lots of questions about whether it was legal to have mix matched serial numbers on your glock to which the answer was yes, however that's not my question.
My question is:
Let's say I like my Lone Wolf 10mm upper so much that I decide to sell my original 45acp slide and barrel. Years later after changing hands a dozen times that 45acp slide and barrel get used in a crime and dumped and then found as evidence. They were installed on some other frame and used by some criminal, but if they're the only parts found wouldn't it look to an investigator like my Glock was the murder weapon?
It seems like slides and barrels get sold and traded quite freely so there must be some protection from this that I don't understand.
Can anybody shed some light on this for me?
Thanks,
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Except for the ballistics fingerprint that is tied to the serial number.
Nope.
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