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Old September 26, 2016, 04:10 PM   #1
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Does the FBI or any agency keep a registry of stolen firearms? These, of course, would be stolen firearms reported by victims of theft.
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Old September 26, 2016, 07:34 PM   #2
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Old September 26, 2016, 09:16 PM   #3
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My understanding is NCIC is not reliable, many local agencies don't report stolen guns, if a gun is returned to the legal owner the entry is often not updated, etc. I don't really know or care much about it, but that is what I was told in the past.
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Old September 27, 2016, 02:47 PM   #4
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I've used this site before to check on questionable guns I've worked on. Most recent was a SCCY that had a broken receiver and came in jammed. It was clear, and the manufacturer replaced the gun with a brand new one.

Its not a bad idea if you are going to work on a public gun to just check to make sure it isn't on a list. Never know if you are working on a "smoking gun" if its not yours.
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