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Old 04-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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I recently purchased my first Hi Point pistol at a local gunshow. I am now the owner of a JC .40 cal. Older steel body style. The serial number is ground off of the side & it is stamped on the back of the handle. The shop I purchased it from said that it had been re-issued by the manufacturer. Anyone know if this is true?

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Old 04-19-2011, 10:26 PM   #2
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I own a jcp had it for about a year now love it.Can't answer that question someone will come along with the right info.But that sounds a little weird to me.

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Old 04-20-2011, 01:08 AM   #3
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I have a JC, and the number IS on the side of the frame...I can't imagine WHY HP would change the number, and then, stamp a new one in a different location? However, if the gun HAS a number, and you got a receipt with that number from the dealer, you are legal. I think... :thinking:

Just make sure you keep that receipt safe...copy it, snap a digital pic and keep it in several places...and you might call mom about it, just to see what they say.

If you don't have a receipt with the number....GET ONE!!!!! :cantlook:

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Thanks for the response. I thought it was a little wierd, but i figured it wouldn't have passed the FBI check if something was fishy. And I made sure the receipt has the serial number that matches the back of the weapon and it's in the firesafe. Just don't want to get to the range and get arrested or something, you know?

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AFAIK, there really isn't any FBI check of the numbers...the FFL Logs the number when he gets the gun, he does a check on the buyer when he sells it (and that is only a state level check, in my AO), and that's about it.

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I would call mom and ask them.

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Could have been a confiscated gun, and serial numbers were assigned to it after the fact, then resold.

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confiscated...? by who? the PO PO? not sure about where you are but in texas... guns that are confiscated or used in a crime are burned...
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Could have been a confiscated gun, and serial numbers were assigned to it after the fact, then resold.
confiscated...? by who? the PO PO? not sure about where you are but in texas... guns that are confiscated or used in a crime are burned...
not true, some departments destroy them, some actually work their way back into the market from the police dept. gt distributors has used guns, a lot are confiscations.

summit gun broker is another source. http://www.summitgunbroker.com/Confiscated_Weapons.html

although it's highly unlikely that anyone would remark it. i don't think anyone other than the manufacturer can legally go that.
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Could have been a confiscated gun, and serial numbers were assigned to it after the fact, then resold.
confiscated...? by who? the PO PO? not sure about where you are but in texas... guns that are confiscated or used in a crime are burned...
not true, some departments destroy them, some actually work their way back into the market from the police dept. gt distributors has used guns, a lot are confiscations.

summit gun broker is another source. http://www.summitgunbroker.com/Confiscated_Weapons.html

although it's highly unlikely that anyone would remark it. i don't think anyone other than the manufacturer can legally go that.

lol yes tru... in texas guns that are confiscated are burned. and destroyed... now as far as other state i dont know. i only about texas
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