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Old April 8, 2019, 02:00 PM   #15
44 AMP
Join Date: March 11, 2006
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A firearm serial number has absolutely nothing to do with whether a firearm is a handgun/rifle/shotgun/silencer/etc
What "dictates" whether a particular firearm is a rifle/pistol/etc is by the definitions in Federal law/ATF regulations.
This is essentially correct, however it leaves out some information I think some here are missing. And by the same token, those saying the serial # classifies the gun are also leaving out some information.

It is not the number alone, as a number, that defines which class the arm fits it, that is the function of the registration (USING the ser#) as the ID for the gun.

In fact, some firearms are not required to have serial numbers.
This is true, if it was manufactured before 1968 and never had a serial number applied. Both conditions must apply, or its not legal.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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