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Reason for blocking out serial numbers in pictures?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by TrooperBrian, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. TrooperBrian

    TrooperBrian

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  2. G33

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    Unknown if legitimate.
    Some posters on GT are distrustful of:
    INTERNET
    LE agencies
    LE personnel
    Government
    People...


    I block out the numbers because it is no one's business--except me and my insurance co.
    :supergrin:
     

  3. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    I have always wondered that myself----I assume it would just be the principle of the thing, and by that I mean simply not wanting to share ANY identifiable numbers that could be traced later by whomever. Plus what G33 said above-no one's business.
     
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    And....I'm posting because....I'm actually, genuinely curious if there is a legitament reason why people would want to look at or know the serial numbers on another individual's weapons.:dunno:

    ...unless we were talking antiques. BUT, coming from a glock thread...we're not really talking anything much of any value here...are we? :supergrin:
     
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    The whole thing started under the assumption that a bad guy could report the serial number to the police as his stolen weapon and make a claim. Yet nobody has ever produced a single case where this has happened.

    In fact, go to gunbroker.com and surf the ads. You'll see tons of guns with the serial number displayed.

    Re the govt getting the info? Yeah, like they've got some clown who sits around all day and logs the serial numbers, then gets a warrant to get your IP's log, then puts it in a federal database.

    That's probably the most asinine thing ever (which explains why it's so frequently surmised on glocktalk). The govt doesn't need to do that. They can just go to your dealer and ask for the 4473.
     
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    I never blocked mine.
     
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    ONE Reason it would give some DHS/Other Agent something to trace/DO!..:yawn:
     
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    I don't block mine, but I keep all of my gun shop receipts in a file folder as proof of purchase for insurance. Go ahead and claim it's stolen.
     
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    The same reason you don't post your SSN or DL numbers. It's nobody's business. If someone really wanted to cause you grief all they gotta do is tell the police "Hey, someone just posted a picture of one of my stolen guns. Here's the serial number. I saw it posted on Glock Talk."
     
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I block mine,......

    I actually had a Kimber for sale here. Some jerk, who is still a member here,
    copied my listing, pictures, and details. He then posted it, with a $300 higher
    price on TexasGunTrader.

    It happened to me,....it can happen to you.
     
  11. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Me neither.
     
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    Would you post a picture of your vehicle with the license plate visable ??/

    I have posted pic's of pistol's with the serial number visable, if I have time, I try to distort the #'s...I am not paranoid, but if I were to sell the pistol , it might come back to bite you in the butt...
     
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    As said, it's no ones business. I even block the VIN on my Corvette.
     
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    Who cares about this, really?

    If people want to block them out, who cares???
     
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    :shocked:
     
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    Most any real hardware store sells whats called metal stamps that has letters from A to Z and numbers 0-9 and come in all different sizes and sells for only $30 dollars.

    I seen a guy take a gun and use the 1/8 size metal stamps and stamp a completely different set of serial numbers over top of the guns real serial numbers and I could not tell the difference.

    So to make even a better job of doing it if you had a set of good serial numbers from another gun of the very same kind it would probably be impossible to tell the stamped numbers was counterfit.
    THATS WHY I DO NOT LIKE TO ADVERTISE MY GUNS SERIAL NUMBERS...
     
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    In reality the only reason I do it for my promotional work is because it gets printed thousands of times, posters, threads, flyers..that's a lot of serial numbers out there.

    ..and because I saw other people doing it and thought "Hmm..that's a good idea"
     
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    i never blocked mine. if anyone wanna come knocking on my door step to see if the gun is legit, be my guest
     
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    That has nothing to do with your serial number
     
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    License plate numbers are registered to an address. Firearm serial numbers are not.

    I am not sure how the two are related.