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Old August 6, 2005, 08:50 PM   #1
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ATF Serial No.

I got a gun with an issued ATF Serial number My friend tells me this makes the gun more collectible. Is this so?
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Old August 6, 2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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Nope.
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Old August 7, 2005, 03:42 AM   #3
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What is this 'ATF Serial number' thing anyway?
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Old August 7, 2005, 11:01 AM   #4
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From what i've been told a gun gets a serial # with first 3 letters ATF if it was custom made. If it was made by it's owner with out a serial number it would be legal to own but not legal to sell. To sell the gun to another individual in AZ the gun would need to have a serial number. Thus the gun gets inspected by ATF and issued a number. From then on the gun is sellable however from what i hear it is really hard to get the ATF to assign a number. And therefore wondered if this makes a gun more valueable.
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Old August 7, 2005, 11:57 AM   #5
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What is this 'ATF Serial number' thing anyway?
Sometimes there are homemade guns and/or NFA devices that do not have a serial number that satisfies ATF on a Form 1 or Form 4. So they will assign it a serial number that you then have to put on the item. Being "custom" alone doesn't get the number assigned. It happens when Joe Blow wants to make a SBR out of an 80% receiver and assigns his gun a serial number of 01. Not very distinct.
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