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Old March 9th, 2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default Rusted serial number, what do I do?

I have a hi-point, yes I know it's a pos, that the serial mi bet is rusted to the point of being unreadable. What do I do? Is this a warranty issue? Is it somewhere else on the gun. Obviously if this is a take it to a gunsmith type thing, it's not worth it.
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I have a hi-point, yes I know it's a pos, that the serial mi bet is rusted to the point of being unreadable. What do I do? Is this a warranty issue? Is it somewhere else on the gun. Obviously if this is a take it to a gunsmith type thing, it's not worth it.
I had a pistol that was worn in the serial number area. I cleaned off the area best I could then colored over the number with a black marker. Then lightly wipe the ink off the raised area.
This made it readable and eased any worries with the new buyer.
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I don't care, but would care if I had to shoot someone who broke into my house with it, and got in trouble for having a gun with an unreadable serial number.
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The numbers are engraved deep . If it came to that point they could figure it out. Now filing the number off is a whole nother thing.
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I don't care, but would care if I had to shoot someone who broke into my house with it, and got in trouble for having a gun with an unreadable serial number.
I think a rusty s/n would be the least of your worries.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #7
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Sand with fine emerly cloth. If still not readable take some White Out and apply it to the serial number area and let fully dry. Gently sand White Out off while observing if numbers become readable. If still no luck, clean everything off serial number area and apply hydrocholoric acid (muriatic acid) to serial number area. After a short period of time, the numbers should start to appear as slightly darker grey than the surrounding metal. This is due to the slight density change stamping the numbers in the metal causes. Clean acid off gun using a water/baking soda solution and dry.
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Engrave a new number. Just use a random number.
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please do not use sand paper.

Get a tooth brush sized wood handled brass bristle brush. This will clean the rust out and shine up the numbers.
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I think a rusty s/n would be the least of your worries.
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I think a rusty s/n would be the least of your worries.
True, the first worry would be when I pulled the trigger and nothing happened
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I'll give you fifty bucks for it.

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I'll give you fifty bucks for it.

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haha you arent that far off, I only Paid $140 for it.
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It's a bathroom gun, leave it alone. They can be retrieved if needed with a little acid.
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