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Guns recorded ?

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  1. sandyjr

    sandyjr New Member

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    How far back are records keep to show ownership. Example: If I bought a pistol in 1976 at a sporting goods store, would the state have records for the sale? Thanks
     


  2. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    If the store still exists with the same FFL, they should have a copy. When a FFL is no longer their log book & forms are sent to BATFE.
     
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  3. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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  4. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Yeah sir! Welcome, hang around and join in!
     
  5. oldag

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    Just asking for a friend of yours?
     
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  6. jeepinbanditrider

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    If they still exist. But that's as far as the paper trail goes if you've sold it since then and not documented it on your own.
     
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  7. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    There is essentially no such thing at the federal or Texas state level.

    The 4473 indicates a transfer by an FFL. For most firearms, there is no ‘record’ of ownership.

    If something you owned was stolen, and you don’t have the serial # written down somewhere or attached to an insurance policy, good luck.
     
  8. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    What kind of records were kept in 1976?
     
  9. sandyjr

    sandyjr New Member

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    If your referring to me, I didn't keep any records. I was wondering what the retailer kept and would the state or some agency be aware that I owned that gun, being that far back in time. Not for a friend, I actually own the gun. More curious than anything. Thanks guys for all responses.
     
  10. sandyjr

    sandyjr New Member

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    Thanks, I will.
     


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