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    Posted: Feb 24 2022 at 8:56pm
When folks share info or pictures related to their carbines I notice that often the last digits of the serial number is XXXX, or photoshopped out of a photo. Is there some sensitivity to showing a complete serial number?
Just curious as to why.
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Tim often wondered the same thing. I personally have no issue posting a complete serial#. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote welbytwo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 24 2022 at 9:56pm
actually I was benefactor of posted serial number that got put on alabama pistol permit-gun was stolen from my house in 1979-in 1994 the guy tried to register it for personal protection permit there and it came up mine and was stolen-I got it back in about 3 months then and guy who bought it at gunshow was out the $$$ --not a foto of stolen but was a listed serial that came up in computer check--ffls don't give your serials when you buy so no cross reference there-theoretically a ATF guy could be listing every serial posted on internet into computer and then finding stolen guns and repossessing for rightful owners
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Thank you for sharing that.   I actually got a little suspicious about a carbine I bought from out of state so the receiving FFL ran a check.  He told me the same thing, a reported stolen check is not SOP.

My opinion is that the larger danger on-line is posting details which would be useful to burglers and other bad actors.  Things like addresses and storage/hiding locations.
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