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Be on the lookout for stolen guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CelticArmory, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Bubbles

    Bubbles Well-Known Member

    And just how the heck will the MG42 and 1919 fit back there?
  2. Amb

    Amb Active Member

    With this
  3. barnetmill

    barnetmill Well-Known Member

    The problem with such arrangements is that the guns are hard for you to access. I am thinking of using one hidden safe for storage and another for my day to day working guns and perhaps a visible light wt safe of say 200 pounds filled with sand bags and steel rebar for the thieves to cart off.
  4. robinkevin

    robinkevin Well-Known Member

    Every now and then I see posts on Armslist asking people to be on the lookout since the first thing they will try to do is sell them. Personally I don't think Armslist is well known enough for it to be the first place for someone to try selling stolen guns, think they would try pawn shop but then again LE usually checks those...

    Anyhow I may suggest that neighbor or yourself on his behalf post on there. There is a link in my siggy to the site.
  5. slpcrf450x

    slpcrf450x Member

    we recently bought a safe that the weight broke the stairs getting it into the basement! :eek:
    you are not going to carry that thing out without breaking it lose from the cement (bolted down) and then some how lifting that fat pig back up the stairs...:evil:

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    At first I thought it was guns you owned, then it hit me.:D
  7. Tzvi

    Tzvi Member

    No Stranger to Gun Theft Where I Live

    Stealing guns is unfortunately, one of the many things people steal to use in crimes. Here, a popular gun store was robbed. The perpetrator(s) took mainly small caliber handguns, and a few rifles. Security cameras weren't able to pick up images in the dim light. The guns haven't been taken off the streets yet. It is a shame.

    HOWARD J Well-Known Member

    I have a monitored burglar alarm--they will have to work fast to get my safe out
    before the cops get there.
    lots of luck fellas.
    The local gun shop was robber ( daytime) They got 90 guns--they set bldg. on fire with owner tied to chair---Local savages got life in prison but not one gun was recovered.
  9. Lo8080

    Lo8080 Active Member

    Just speculating but i doubt robbery was the motive if they went to that extreme.
  10. liferider

    liferider Member

    My brother-in-law who is a local Circut Judge was telling me about an article he read, more and more stolen articles are comming up for sale on Craig's List. It has become much more popular than Pawn shops for theives! Also on BIG money objects on Craig's list, thieves are looking at what's out there to get & where it's at.
  11. CelticArmory

    CelticArmory Well-Known Member

    My neighbor's insurance company is going to replace his firearms, but no word yet if anyone has been arrested for it or if any firearms have been recovered.
  12. robinkevin

    robinkevin Well-Known Member

    Sadly many guns hold sentimental value that can not be replaced...
  13. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  14. loneviking

    loneviking Well-Known Member

    I was burglarized two weeks ago. The thieves made it into one safe that was a digital keypad with a key overide. Turns out these types of safes are easy to crack with a set of jiggler keys. The big combination safe like you see at Costco are often just as worthless. They have a common 'master' combination and these combos seem to be well known. The safe they didn't get into was a keyed safe with no combo and a type of lock jiggler keys don't work on. Choose your safes carefully and check out the safe cracking vids on Youtube.
  15. danbowkley

    danbowkley Well-Known Member

    I retrofit my cheesy Sentry safe from Mall-Wart with a Mosler group 1b safe lock I got on ebay. Mostly because I'm a wannabe locksmith, but it does provide a bit more security. The lock that came in the Sentry was on par with those cheesy Master combination locks, a la school lockers. Granted, the Sentry won't put up much of a fight if you bring a big enough crowbar, but it is bolted deep into the concrete floor in my garage.

    Seriously considering rigging up a big honkin' can of pepper spray in the safe.
  16. avardcurt

    avardcurt Member

    Unfortunately the first place those guns will go is the local drug dealer in exchange for (fill in the blank with any illicit drug). Then to other dealers/gang members on the street. They won't go to pawn shops as only on TV do they do that. It will be used in no less than 5 shooting crimes before it has a chance of being recovered. It has a better chance of being sold to an unassuming citizen in a FTF deal if it's a quality piece.

    Armslist is growing and more FTF sales are taking place from there every day.

    A good safe bolted to floor in a place not thought of by crooks. A good 24/7/366 security monitoring company (alarm) is manditory. Photograph your guns 360° with a good clear shot of the serial number and all accessories you have added. Keep a current up to date copy of your gun collection info ready in case of fire or burglary or other catastrophe. Bad people want your stuff and don't care what they damage to get to it.
  17. Jeremiah10:23

    Jeremiah10:23 Well-Known Member

    I am newly CC licensed and I am looking for my first carry gun. Are there any websites a person can use to see if a used gun is stolen?
  18. nebraska_farmer

    nebraska_farmer Well-Known Member

    OP, who does he think did it?
  19. RangeDS

    RangeDS Active Member

    Sorry for your neighbor! That's painful in many ways.

    My question...and I'm specifically curious about guns (though it can be used on any valuable) do you want the gun / item returned to you if recovered by the police?

    There are hundreds of millions of dollars of products sitting in LE evidence rooms across the country. If you have DataDot DNA (yes I'm a distributor) on your valuables after said thief removed the serial number how will LE know who the item belongs to?

    Check out this:
    CSI Video
    Video and Link

    And as knowledge of this product continues to increase it becomes an increasingly effective DETERRANT. Subaru dealers in Australia began using it a few years ago and have realized a 67% decrease in theft since they started using it DATA DOT DNA on all their cars. You can put it on any thing (just not a moving part of an item).
  20. Beaux Nehr

    Beaux Nehr Well-Known Member


    I've often thought about doing the same thing. :)

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