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GUN SERIAL NUMBER

Data Element: GUN SERIAL NUMBER
Definition: The original identifying number assigned by the manufacturer.
Standard of Verification: Not Applicable
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 20
Field Format: 20AN
Originating Teams: Law Enforcement
User Teams: Corrections, Courts and Law Enforcement
Tables / Codes: None
Comments: The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Gun Tracing System transmits 20 characters for Gun Serial Numbers. Currently, NCIC and NYSPIN support only 11 characters. Therefore, Gun Serial Numbers greater than 11 characters will be truncated when transmitting in those systems.
Page Info: DATE STANDARD ESTABLISHED: 9/95
DATE STANDARD REVISED: 9/97