Dating firearms by serial number
As far as I know, H&R and NEF both offered the single shot shotguns as they are owned by the same parent company.
I think they have since dropped NEF as it was redundant. From the company's website: Freedom Group is the world’s leading innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of firearms, ammunition, and related products for the hunting, shooting sports, law enforcement, and military markets.
The national average is 9.79 years for the firearms the NTC has traced to be involved in criminal conduct, according to ATF data. For example it took one firearm sourced to Arizona and recovered in 2016 in New Hampshire 42 years to be involved in a crime.
The reason the ATF primarily conducts gun traces starts with the Gun Control Act of 1968, which authorizes the U. No matter caliber or category, firearms may only be traced if they have been used or suspected to have been used in a crime.About 10,545 firearms were recovered under the category "carrying a concealed weapon." There were four guns collected in 2016 due to election laws.There were 11 guns in 2016 collected in a criminal investigation wherein one was teaching others how to use explosives.The 289,223 recovered firearms in 2016 account for .081 percent of the total 357 million approximated by The Washington Post to be in the U. What should be understood is that this data is available for anyone involved in any debate on the matter of gun tracking.The resources are there and it doesn't take a news reporter or some guy on a blog to find them.