Title 16, Chapter 9, Section 70
(a) A person commits the offense of criminal use of an article with an altered identification mark when he buys, sells, receives, disposes of, conceals, or has in his possession a radio, piano, phonograph, sewing machine, washing machine, typewriter, adding machine, comptometer, bicycle, firearm, safe, vacuum cleaner, dictaphone, watch, watch movement, watch case, or any other mechanical or electrical device, appliance, contrivance, material, or piece of apparatus or equipment, other than a motor vehicle as defined in Code Section 40-1-1 from which he knows the manufacturer's name plate, serial number, or any other distinguishing number or identification mark has been removed for the purpose of concealing or destroying the identity of such article.
(b) A person convicted of the offense of criminal use of an article
with an altered identification mark shall be punished by
imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.
(c) This Code section does not apply to those cases or instances
where any of the changes or alterations enumerated in subsection (a)
of this Code section have been customarily made or done as an
established practice in the ordinary and regular conduct of business
by the original manufacturer or by his duly appointed direct
representative or under specific authorization from the original