Ghost Gun Serial Numbers

First I’m going to ignore the argument if we should be able to manufacture our own firearms in our own shops, out of the eye of Big Brother.
Seems to me that legally the biggest question about ghost guns is that they don’t have Serial Numbers. OK So I make a gun get out my steel stamp kit and give it a number. Then, on the street, when law enforcement sees it they don’t automatically give it the Untraceable Ghost Gun Label.


IMHO and I’m not sure if it was a “suggestion” or “regulation” there were specific font size and depth required to properly serialize a lower/frame et. al. It may have been a specific state or mebby federal I don’t recall but its worthy of an internet look see.




Watch out for the bait

used to be there was no serial number on most firearms…


“when law enforcement sees it”, that’s a paranormal experience!

Used to be you could speak your mind without spending time in solitary confinement. Used to be you could send your kids to school and they would not only come home, but come home smarter!
In most cases if you sent your boy to school, a boy would come home!
Maybe we serialize our kids!

What’s the purpose of serializing a gun, unless it’s used to track the law abiding? With all the serialized guns in Chicago, LA, New York none have convicted a single shooter! Furthermore, has a serial number ever been used to convict, it’s ballistics that match a gun to a bullet, not a serial number.
As far as matching the gun to the killer, “leave the gun, take the cannoli”.

They have literally changed the meaning of words in the dictionary, the following should be stricken from the vocabulary…”ghost gun”, “gun violence” and “gun free zone”!


Skip the serial numbers, just name them and give them birth certificates.


I’m sure it must have happened a couple times but I haven’t heard of a single case solved by tracking down a firearm serial number. Usually it is clear who used the firearm during an incident. In the rare case where a firearm known to be linked to a crime is found without the user it turns out to be stolen and either has the serial number filed off or the number just leads to the dead end of the last know legal owner.


I believe the only thing serial numbers have been good for is when LE checks if a weapon is stolen. Haven’t heard of them actually solving a crime or anything.


I assume there have been cases where a serial number was used to track down the owner (or original purchaser) even when the firearm wasn’t reported stolen. It’s a bad day for a firearm owner if your firearm is used by someone else in a crime.

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Quite a number of years ago I bought a P90 Ruger. After I grew tired of it I sold it to another. Few years after the transaction I was contacted by a Brooklyn park detective. He was inquiring as to whether I owned this tool told him that I had sold it a few years back. The follow up question was if I knew who I sold it to. Now this was before smart phones and such. I told him I would get my notebook and call him back. The serial number got the detective as far as who I sold it to. I do agree with it may or may not solve the crime I am assuming the tool was involved in.

Sorry for the rant and ramblings, guess I was just trying to say that if you are selling, take detailed info. I have learned my lesson and will not be selling any more tools.