Removed Or Defaced Serial Number On Guns In Oklahoma

Defaced SerialRemoving or defacing the serial or identification number of a firearm is a misdemeanor. It’s a felony to possess a firearm with a removed or defaced serial or identification number during the commission of a felony.

Upon a conviction of a violation of either of those laws, the court clerk, sheriff, peace officer, or other person having custody of the firearm must immediately deliver the firearm to the Commissioner of Public Safety, who will preserve the firearm pending an order of the court. If a finding is made at the conclusion of a trial or proceeding for a violation of this law that the factory serial number or identification number of the firearm has been removed, defaced, altered, obliterated, or mutilated, then the court must issue a written order to the Commissioner of Public Safety for destruction of the firearm—unless the defendant files a timely motion to preserve the firearm pending appeal. If a finding is made at the conclusion of the appeal that the factory serial number or identification number of the firearm has been removed, defaced, altered, obliterated, or mutilated, then the Court of Criminal Appeals or the trial court must issue a written order to the Commissioner for destruction of the firearm.

Removing Or Defacing The Serial Or Identification Number Of A Firearm

It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1550 to remove, deface, alter, obliterate, or mutilate the factory serial number or identification number of a firearm, or participate in that activity. This crime is a misdemeanor. The maximum punishment in the county jail is one year. The maximum fine is $1,000.

SOURCE: 21 O.S. § 1550

Possessing Firearm With Removed Or Defaced Serial Or Identification Number During The Commission Of A Felony

It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1550 to possess or control a firearm that’s had its factory serial number or identification number removed, defaced, altered, obliterated, or mutilated in any manner while in the commission or attempted commission of a felony.

This crime is a felony. The range of punishment in the Department of Corrections is two–five years. The range of fine is $1,000–$10,000.

SOURCE: 21 O.S. § 1550

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