Firearms

Need gun information? Ask a firearms expert for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I bought a shotgun off of a friend and was wondering how to…

I bought a shotgun off...
I bought a shotgun off of a friend and was wondering how to go about çhecking if it is stolen and then if not how to register it and if it is stolen what i should do with it?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Firearms Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
3/13/2018
ProShooter
ProShooter, Firearms Instructor
Category: Firearms
Satisfied Customers: 4,481
Experience: Certified Firearms Instructor and Glock Certified Armorer.
Verified

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I'm the firearms expert here at Just Answer. Please give me a moment to review your question/issue. I will reply back shortly.

Ask Your Own Firearms Question

Is there a reason that you think it might be stolen?

Ask Your Own Firearms Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Well I wouldnt be askin if I didnt have a reason now would I? LOL

Well, true.....

Ok, so there is no way for the public to check to see if a gun is stolen. That would have to be run through a national crime computer system called NCIC by the police, and it would come up only if the gun was entered into the system by serial number to begin with.

Ask Your Own Firearms Question

Do you have another question ?

Ask Your Own Firearms Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok so i have purchased this gun that im assuming is unregistered because the story i was told was it was this guys grandfathers who hadnt used it in like 20ish years who died..... so my mom has her P.A.L or w.e i got it for her how does she register it

What state are you in?

Ask Your Own Firearms Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
In canadia eh

OK, well I think the first thing you need to do is to see if its stolen with a computer search through the police. You certainly don't want to try to register a gun in your mother's name only to find out its stolen.

Ask Your Own Firearms Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Yeah ok and then what? Or do u only know usa?

I believe that the shotgun needs to be registered with the RCMP through the Canadian Firearms Registry.

Ask Your Own Firearms Question

What else can I help you with?

Ask Your Own Firearms Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thats all thnx

Did I answer your question satisfactorily?

Ask Your Own Firearms Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
As best u could i think, yeah
Ok very good. I'm always happy to help if you need something more. If you dont need anything else, please remember to complete a positive rating at the top of your Just Answer screen. That will then complete our session.Thanks!
Jim
ProShooter
ProShooter, Firearms Instructor
Category: Firearms
Satisfied Customers: 4,481
Experience: Certified Firearms Instructor and Glock Certified Armorer.
Verified
ProShooter and 87 other Firearms Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a firearms expertLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask ProShooter Your Own Question
ProShooter
ProShooter
ProShooter, Firearms Instructor
Category: Firearms
Satisfied Customers: 4,481
4,481 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Certified Firearms Instructor and Glock Certified Armorer.

ProShooter is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

TOM

TOM

Gunsmith

4,174 satisfied customers

17 YRS EXPERIENCE,Certified Armorer

Philip Van Cleave

Philip Van Cleave

Firearms Instructor

2,585 satisfied customers

Firearms instructor, 40 years experience with firearms.

Bill

Bill

Gunsmith

2,114 satisfied customers

46 yrs. experience as master machinist/tool and die maker and gunsmith. I own and operate a tool and die shop and custom gunsmithing/gunmaking shop.

Ken

Ken

Gunsmith

2 satisfied customers

Licensed Gunsmith for 7 years, 8+ years Cowboy Action Shooter, Life-long Firearms Enthusiast

Chasseur

Chasseur

Importer and FFL.

45 satisfied customers

Business owner

H.Callahan

H.Callahan

Consultant

45 satisfied customers

Ex-Cop & Dept. Cert. Firearms Inst., Ex-FFL Dealer, Reloader

Jesse Handel

Jesse Handel

Hobbyist

13 satisfied customers

15 yrs hunting. I own and maintain many kinds of guns.

< Previous | Next >

Related Firearms Questions
A while ago I picked up an old shotgun for a easy $50 I
Hello, A while ago I picked up an old shotgun for a easy $50 I would like to saw it off and take out the butt, and use as a display gun. Can I modify the firearm at home so that it does not fire, and … read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Instructor
4,481 satisfied customers
Could you tell me what year my colt python .357 revolver,
could you tell me what year my colt python .357 revolver, serial number v55072 was manufactured … read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,174 satisfied customers
Trying to see if my gun is registered. I dont know i ever
trying to see if my gun is registered. I dont know i ever completed it … read more
Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave
Firearms Instructor
Master's Degree
2,585 satisfied customers
I have been told that there are several long guns manufactured
I have been told that there are several long guns manufactured through the years that have the same serial number is ***** any truth to this? If so, is there any that come to mind right off hand?… read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Instructor
4,481 satisfied customers
My grandfather had a browning 16 gauge over and under that
My grandfather had a browning 16 gauge over and under that was stolen from my mothers house. I'm not sure if I've ever even seen the shotgun. It could have been made from the 50'2 to the 70's. I know … read more
Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave
Firearms Instructor
Master's Degree
2,585 satisfied customers
I have a 16 gauge side by side shotgun imprinted with Fa Jan
I have a 16 gauge side by side shotgun imprinted with Fa Jan Visser Deventer. Do you have information on the shotgun?… read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Instructor
4,481 satisfied customers
I have an old Janssen sons co side X side 12G hammer shotgun
I have an old Janssen sons co side X side 12G hammer shotgun am looking for a top lever for this gun ANYBODY know if somekind person that may have parts to sell Many Thanks Robin, Alberta, Canada… read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Instructor
4,481 satisfied customers
A friend of mine wants to give me a Winchester rifle from his
A friend of mine wants to give me a Winchester rifle from his deceased fathers collection.. We live in NYC.. What do I have to do to obtain this rifle.. Thank you… read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Instructor
4,481 satisfied customers
my husband bought me a lady rossi pistol it had wood handles,
my husband bought me a lady rossi pistol it had wood handles, i have contacted the gun shop to get the serial numbers on it because i did not have them written down. was it automatically registered wh… read more
Bill
Bill
Gunsmith
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,114 satisfied customers
Browning model 71 sn I believe is 01725pr6r7? I am looking
Browning model 71 sn I believe is 01725pr6r7? I am looking to purchase it from a friend who claims they bought it new... I need all three questions answered. thx>Can you verify that it is a valid s… read more
Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave
Firearms Instructor
Master's Degree
2,585 satisfied customers
My friends husband just passed away. He was a gun collector.
My friend's husband just passed away. He was a gun collector. She knows nothing about the guns. She's concerned about gun history. She doesn't want to be in possession of a gun that's lost or stolen o… read more
Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave
Firearms Instructor
Master's Degree
2,585 satisfied customers
I had a Browning Auto 5 20 Gauge Magnum Shotgun stolen and
I had a Browning Auto 5 20 Gauge Magnum Shotgun stolen and need help in valuing...It was Serial #: 73X49931. When stolen it was still in the factory box with factory wrap/packaging...essentially it wa… read more
Jon
Jon
Gunsmith/Police Officer/Training Officer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
101 satisfied customers
I have a Berreta BL-3 O/U Shotgun (1970)--inherited from my
I have a Berreta BL-3 O/U Shotgun (1970)--inherited from my dad (like the books I asked about before). It is in shooting condition...however, only the bottom barrel will fire..I would like to know how… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
12,084 satisfied customers
I have a 12 gauge shotgun that was given to me by a friend
I have a 12 gauge shotgun that was given to me by a friend about 15 years ago. I dont have any paperwork showing ownership or a permit to own it. Is it possible to apply for a permit and make owning t… read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,174 satisfied customers
My friend found a shotgun in WY, left it there for two days
My friend found a shotgun in WY, left it there for two days until the end of our camp trip. No one came to get it. My friend wants to keep the gun and the obvious descision should be to turn it in. We… read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Instructor
4,481 satisfied customers
Two questions 1. If you had a friend who died and you were
Two questions: 1. If you had a friend who died and you were in position of a hand gun that was his, how would you find out if it is "clean" and if it were how would you register it? 2. I hear that an … read more
Bill
Bill
Gunsmith
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,114 satisfied customers
I bought a used Browning automatic shotgun about 40 years ago.
I bought a used Browning automatic shotgun about 40 years ago. It is in excellent condition and has all the pretty engraving on it. Could you please tell me what its value is now? Also what does a new… read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,174 satisfied customers
As a small business owner in Florida, I am growing increasing
As a small business owner in Florida, I am growing increasing concerned about the crime in my area. What does the law state about having a gun available for my protection? Do I need a license or permi… read more
Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave
Firearms Instructor
Master's Degree
2,585 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x