Question regarding handgun

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Robert Godlonton, Oct 21, 2007.

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Should commercial ammunition be marked for post-use identification prior to sale?

Poll closed Nov 20, 2007.
  1. Yes

    3 vote(s)
    5.7%
  2. No

    34 vote(s)
    64.2%
  3. Yes, under certain conditions

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. No, under any and all conditions

    27 vote(s)
    50.9%
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  1. Robert Godlonton

    Robert Godlonton Member

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    I have looked at today a gun belonging to a friend and he would like to know certain details. It is a Smith & Wesson,5 and a small fraction inch, barrel. Its serial number on the bottom of the butt and repeated inside by the cylinder hinge is: {redacted by moderator: we don't publish serial numbers here.} . It is a Mod. 15-3 according to the stamp. I presume that it is a Combat Masterpiece, because it has a striking resemblance to one in the photographs of the guns you own. I was informed that it was purchased for the use of a deputy sheriff in California. What year was it made and do you have any other knowledge of the gun?

    Thank you very much for your knowledge.

    Robert Godlonton
     
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  2. Diggers

    Diggers Member

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    Robert,

    What is your poll question about exactly? I vote NO because if ammo is some how marked (not sure how that could be done exactly) then the sale of ammo and to whom the ammo was sold would then have to be recorded some how. These records would then have to be sent to the Gov. and stored and so on.
    All of this equals $$$$$ which of course will be passed on to the shooters such as me.

    As with all firearm regulatory laws they really only affect the law abiding citizens and often are used to infringe on gun owners rights.

    Those who want to use firearms to commit crime will obtain them and the ammo illegally thus circumventing any law all together. These laws just don’t do much of anything to stop crime.

    BTY people are kind of suspicious of a new member who posts a gun control type poll with their first post so don’t be too surprised if you don’t get too many responses.
     
  3. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

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    Also, if I were your friend who's gun you are writing about I would be VERY angry that you posted the Serial Number of my private property. You have allowed people to know something that can be used inappropriately.

    * The Model 15: The K-38 Combat Masterpiece
    * .38 S&W Special Double Action Revolver
    * The Model 15-3 was manufactured between 1967 and 1977
    * If it's a 4" Square Butt and supposed to be from a Deputy Sheriff in California it should be marked "Property of Sacramento Sheriff"
    * Serial Number 17K2*** was manufactured in 1977 soon to be replaced by the M15-4 also released in 1977
     
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  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    What has your poll got to do with your question?

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  5. seeker_two

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    I voted for all the options.....

    Yes: I think ammo should be marked. As a reloader, I want to know what kind of brass I'm picking up at the range.

    No: I might want to create a wildcat & stamp the brass with my own markings.

    Yes, under certain conditions: when it's nice & sunny outside.

    No, under certain conditions: I have to move to California.


    Is that what your question means?.... :scrutiny:
     
  6. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Member

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    We are pleased to present the "Baffling post of the year award" to....(opens the envelope)....Mr. Godlonton!!!! Thank you for playing!

    Huh?
     
  7. theNoid

    theNoid Member

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    I cannot answer your post question but I would like to welcome you to the forum here. Believe it or not, once you do some reading of past posts and whatnot, you will understand why some folks are reacting in the way that they are. Anyhow, welcome, don't get scared off, and enjoy....

    Noidster
     
  8. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

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    Why not? What do we have to hide?
     
  9. billhilly66

    billhilly66 Member

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    Hey ArchAngel, I've got one of those 15-3's marked "property of Sacremento Sheriff". Mine is almost new in the box. What are these things worth?
     
  10. nitesite

    nitesite Member

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    Welcome to the Forum.

    If you had chosen to create two separate and distinct threads in order to start two different discussions, perhaps your meandering post might have received less criticism.

    Again, welcome aboard! :)
     
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