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    Blaser serial number

    Just joined the dark side (but keeping a toe in the light with my sauer) anyhow. The rifle has one serial number, and the bolt has a different number, is this normal?? And if so, which one do you have listed on your FAC? Surely not both?? I doubt the police would understand having 2 serial numbers, as that would imply two firearms......
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    The one on the barrel. That's the only one I have seen used

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    If you want additional barrels that require a different bolt head your force may require the barrel and the bolt head listing on your ticket as component parts.. Mine do..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vipa View Post
    If you want additional barrels that require a different bolt head your force may require the barrel and the bolt head listing on your ticket as component parts.. Mine do..
    Dorset ask for the serial number of the receiver and then list each barrel with number as "spare barrel"

    Great fun when in Africa because sometimes they just cant quite grasp the concept of different serial numbers for the same rifle!

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    I have two R93 stocks (receivers) and three barrels - one stock has a serial number one hasn't. On my FAC one barrel is listed with its number together with the numbered stock, the other two barrels are listed with serial numbers as "spare barrels". neither of the two bolts or the un-numbered stock appear on the FAC anywhere. Confusing!

    I have traveled in and out of the country with a mix of stocks and barrels without any problems (tempting providence I know) but as long as customs see a rifle with a number that corresponds to an entry on my FAC they are satisfied, and really thats all we need.,

    I have just checked and there is a small serial number on the bolt but not the bolt head - only the class lettering (M=standard; M= magnum).
    TonyC

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyC View Post
    I have two R93 stocks (receivers) and three barrels - one stock has a serial number one hasn't. On my FAC one barrel is listed with its number together with the numbered stock, the other two barrels are listed with serial numbers as "spare barrels". neither of the two bolts or the un-numbered stock appear on the FAC anywhere. Confusing!

    I have traveled in and out of the country with a mix of stocks and barrels without any problems (tempting providence I know) but as long as customs see a rifle with a number that corresponds to an entry on my FAC they are satisfied, and really thats all we need.,

    I have just checked and there is a small serial number on the bolt but not the bolt head - only the class lettering (M=standard; M= magnum).
    My feo's take on it was that if it is a switchable pressure bearing part then it needed to be listed separately..... Mine is not to reason why! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vipa View Post
    My feo's take on it was that if it is a switchable pressure bearing part then it needed to be listed separately..... Mine is not to reason why! Lol
    dont necessarily disagree but I have never been requested to provide the information so ........
    TonyC

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    Just joined the dark side (but keeping a toe in the light with my sauer) anyhow. The rifle has one serial number, and the bolt has a different number, is this normal?? And if so, which one do you have listed on your FAC? Surely not both?? I doubt the police would understand having 2 serial numbers, as that would imply two firearms......
    I have 2 barrels with one bolt and only the barrel S/Ns are noted on the FAC (metpolice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyC View Post
    dont necessarily disagree but I have never been requested to provide the information so ........
    That's just Cleveland, other forces will take a different view... My FLO admitted he didn't come across Blasers and other switch barrels very often so I suppose it won't be something they are dealing with on a regular basis...

    My FEO wouldn't condition the 300WM and .204R barrels for quarry either... he said as far as he was concerned they were component parts of the main, 6.5x55 rifle and so were covered by the conditions bestowed on that. I pointed out that if I put the 300WM barrel on it becomes a 300WM rifle and an officer from another force, wanting to be pedantic, could argue that the firearm didn't have the necessary conditions..... He was having none of it though... but again, he said he was unfamiliar with the rifle system and didn't really know how to deal with it!

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    The separate serial number thing isn't confined to Blaser - My Sauer which was originally bought as a .243 has a serial number on the action body/chassis and the "spare" .308 barrel has its own number - neither bolt (original .243/3-lug and spare .308/6-lug) have numbers.

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