impulse418 wrote:Sure there is, You can call your local police or sheriff and tell them what you are about to purchase and ask them to run the serial number.This of course has to do with purchasing from private seller. Is there anyway to find out, if the firearm your about to buy, isn't stolen? Such as a phone number or website?
Now your seller mite complain so let him know ahead of time to give them the right to refuse the sale, why, well because maybe your friend who is selling the gun accidentally bought a stolen gun and now you are by proxy turning him in, so think about it.
There can be a down side to buying private, even amongst friends.