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

  1. CelticArmory

    CelticArmory Member

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    My neighbor got burglarized and had a bunch of firearms stolen. This is a list that he gave me to spread the word on. They were taken in the predawn hours on 10/17/2011 in Port Orchard, WA. They took his whole safe (cheap walmart kind), a couple more from his bedroom (missed the two in the living room), all his wife's jewelry and a computer. Ignored all the electronics. He's sure he knows who it was and that they had been to his place before. His very protective dog did nothing.

    Taurus Mod. 2-850021 .38spl snub-nosed revolver, blued, SN. MI78392
    Ruger Vaquero .44mag single action revolver, stainless, SN 55-60033
    Remington 870 Express, 12ga, parkerized, SN W707318M
    Winchester 94 Ranger, .44mag lever rifle, SN 28910
    Traditions Buckhunter, .50 Muzzle loader, SN 00-48-32333
    Ruger LCP, .380 acp, blued, SN 374-84491
    Colt Trooper MkIII, .357mag revolver, blued, SN J85928
    Ruger P94, 9mm pistol, brushed nickel, SN 30830038
    Colt M1911, .45acp, Commercial Model CA1953 (No NS Provided)
    Italian? 36 Navy double action revolver, black, SN x1315
    Remington 1148, 12ga semi-auto shotgun (No NS Provided)
    Norinco MAK-90, 7.62x39, (No NS Provided)
    Stevens Model 44, .22lr, blued (No NS Provided)
    Winchester 91 (cir. 1942), 30-30, blued, (No NS Provided)
    Universal M1 Carbine, 30 Carbine, (No NS Provided)
    Winchester 255, .22lr lever action rifle, (No NS Provided)
    Unknown .22 single shot bolt action rifle

    Not sure how many Washington folk are on here, but spread the word. These may be headed to a pawn shop anywhere.
     
  2. Bubbles

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    The ATF maintains a list of all FFL's at http://www.atf.gov/about/foia/ffl-list.html.

    You will want to distribute the list of stolen guns to all Type 01, 02, 07, and 10's in the area. The dealer type is in the 4th column from the left.
     
  3. wannabeagunsmith

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    I live in WA. Will keep a look-out.
     
  4. KennyTHX

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    Well, I live in Washington, so I'll keep this in mind but I doubt I'll run into any of them.

    I would check out things like the Penny Press or Thrifty Nickle.

    Don't pawn shops automatically submit the serial number of firearms to the local authorities to compare to stolen weapons reports before they purchase them? I know that there's pawn shop officers that audit stuff in pawn shops once there's a claim, but I think there's an extra layer of "You'd have to be stupid" to try to sell them at a pawn shop.
     
  5. CelticArmory

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    Anytime we get stuff in for our auction I always run the numbers through a couple of sites. I've listed the SNs on one site and need to buy an account at the other site so I can list them there. I'm sure pawn shops will run the numbers too.
     
  6. CelticArmory

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    I have the same post there as well as waguns.org and westernwashingtonfirearms.com. I was banned from seattleguns.net because of stupid BS from the first owner and they aren't reversing that so I've already asked people to post it there too. I've also listed them on Hotguns.com and I'm going to buy a membership at stolenweapon.com and list them there too.
     
  7. CelticArmory

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    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.
     
  8. larryh1108

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    http://www.hotgunz.com/

    Use this site to report a stolen gun or if you wish to buy a used gun. It is probably the best site to check. I do not understand why in this day and age we don't have a national registry for stolen guns. It's the computer age! Any used gun I've purchased FTF was checked here first. It may not be 100% but if enough people use it you can have a site to check before you buy.

    When you buy a used gun that goes thru an FFL, do they check the serial# as part of the transfer?
     
  9. Powderman

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    There is a national registry of stolen guns. It's called Triple-I (Interstate Identification Index) and accessing it is as simple as giving a call to your local police department. Usually, LE is very understanding about concerns like this, and will run the serial number for you.

    Triple I is the database where ALL serial numbers of stolen firearms are entered. It is national in scope; once serial numbers are entered they are NEVER removed, unless the firearm is recovered.

    Dealers and pawn brokers (at least in WA State) retain items for 30 days before selling them. This gives them a chance to check the serial numbers with local law enforcement.

    Sadly, most stolen guns will NEVER see a legitimate purchase again. They are far too valuable on the street and the only way we can run them is if they're recovered after a crime has been committed, or they come under examination for any other reason.

    Best things to do:

    A. Record ALL of your serial numbers. Make copies, and keep them in a safe place.

    B. Make sure that your insurance company will replace the guns at REPLACEMENT value, not DEPRECIATED value. Check your policy, too--most companies will only cover firearms for a certain dollar amount. Taking pictures of the guns can be a plus.

    C. If you are the victim of a firearms theft, make darned sure that you file a police report. You MUST have the serial number; otherwise even if your gun is recovered, it will not be released to you.
     
  10. mesinge2

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    Please everyone BOLO for a G26 with SN#KCH218. Stolen from vehicle in Spring Hill, FL.

    Between Tampa and Brooksville (Central FL)
     
  11. DcHoll

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    Hello CelticAmory,
    The Local News stated Yesterday I believe, stated they broke up a
    major burglary ring and the Police recovered alot of guns. You may want to check there
    and see if they have the guns you listed. Hope this helps,,,,Doc
     
  12. Yelovitz_503

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    I'm just across the river down in OR, but a whole lot of crime makes its way up and down I-5. I'll check some pawn shops with a printout of the list but don't hold your breath.

    There's plenty of places these could end up where nobody would care if they're stolen (gangs, other criminal groups). This is a good cautionary tale reminding everyone to keep an up-to-date list of their guns, specs, and serial #s. I may go update mine while I'm printing this list.
     
  13. General Zod

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    Sadly, there is another list of stolen guns to look out for in the Austin/San Antonio, TX area. My father's home was burglarized this past Sunday. To make things worse, we have no serial numbers - there is a list, but it can't be found.

    Here's what was lost, from memory, including identifying marks.

    Remington sporter 12 ga. pump-action shotgun with dark wood stock/grip. No real identifying marks.

    Winchester model 1892 .30-30 with a modern hunting scope on an aftermarket custom mount. I can't remember the model or manufacturer of scope. Bushnell or Tasco probably. Custom scope mount is attached with screws to the left side of the receiver.

    Mossberg .410 pump-action shotgun with wood stocks/grip. No real identifying marks on this one.

    Winchester model 74 .22 cal semi-auto rifle with dark red walnut stock- some slight custom shaping has been done on the stock.

    M-1 Carbine, .30 cal, WWII vintage with "GENERAL MOTORS" manufacturer's stamp on the barrel, with 10 round and 30 round magazines.

    "Snake Charmer" .410 single shot pistol-grip shotgun with a broken trigger guard. This is the original Snake Charmer, not the current re-issued model. Natural metal finish with black plastic pistol grip/short stock.

    Antique (100+ year old) Mossberg 12 ga. single shot shotgun - well kept, but obviously ancient. Has not been fired in at least 40 years.

    PISTOLS - - - - -

    Llama model III-A.380 ACP semi-auto pistol with holster and spare magazine. Small spot of rust on the right side of the trigger - haven't had the opportunity to have that sanded and refinished. Missed a fingerprint once while I was cleaning it for him.

    Colt .38 Special, 3" barrel with holster. Third generation Detective Special, short barrel, shrouded ejector pin, wood grips with Colt badges. Front post sight has a spot of white liquid paper on it for visibility.

    Charter Arms Explorer II .22 Automatic pistol with scope and two magazines. Blued, not stainless. Rear sight on pistol is damaged.

    Two matched Tanfoglio .25 ACP automatic pocket pistols with spare magazines, one with a storage case.

    Hi Standard Sentinel R-101 9-round .22LR revolver w/3" barrel. Made in 1958. Also has a spot of liquid paper on the front sight.

    Replica Colt Navy model 1849 cap-and-ball revolver with unfinished wood grips. Kit gun.

    Replica percussion cap musket with light honey-colored wood stock and a pair of matching percussion cap dueling pistols with honey-colored wood grips. Early 19th century style.

    I'm hoping if one of these is spotted in a pawn shop (it'll be a couple of weeks before any that are pawned might be made available in the shops) there will be one or two others with it to make a positive ID more likely. At least that's the hope...

    Also missing are a Framus classical guitar from the early '50s and a Harmony H-92 archtop electric hollow body guitar with "starburst" finish from the late '50s, for what it's worth.

    Yes, they stole his guns and they stole his guitars. There's a country song in there...but we'd rather just have dad's property back.
     
  14. Bubbles

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    Stolen from Bear Paw Arms in PA last weekend, someone swiped a box off the truck when loading/unloading at a gun show:

    Silencer CO Sparrow SS Suppressor SS-4299
    Glock 21 HWU771
    S&W M&P22 Pistol MP008021
    S&W Shield 9mm Pistol HBD6791
    Para Ord 1911 G108401
    Charles Daly 1911 CD009797 (Missing left grip screw)

    $500 REWARD for information leading to an arrest (724) 433-3199
     
  15. BigFatKen

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    I had Ruger Blackhawk #9992 in .41 Mag, 6.5" bbl stolen.
     
  16. 4v50 Gary

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    12 ga. takedown model Win 97 with 30" full choke bbl and 20" bbl. D412481

    This was stolen in 1984.
     
  17. Captain33036

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    A good friend just had two guns stolen in the FL Keys. He thinks they will be sold quickly there or in the Miami area.

    - SIG P229. Late model with rail and E2 grips. 9mm

    - S&W Shield, FO front sight. 9mm

    Both in excellent condition.

    Reported to police.

    BOLO in FL. Both guns will probably have two mags, no box.

    Thanks
     
  18. Midwest

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    Indiana: Full Auto, Silencers, Ammo stolen from Indy business

    Indiana: Full Auto, Silencers, Pistols, Ammo, Trailer stolen from Indy business



    I saw this reported on the NJ Gun Forums but didn't see it reported here. Conventional and full auto firearms as well as 16 silencers and 200,000 rounds of ammo were stolen from an Indy business.


    "Trailer full of guns, ammo stolen from Indy business"

    http://wishtv.com/2014/09/22/trailer-full-of-guns-ammo-stolen-from-indy-business/

    "
    3 M16 type fully automatic rifles
    2 full auto AK47s
    A Beretta Auto Sear machine gun
    A Century Arms machine gun
    5 HK MP5 type sub-machine guns
    A Century Arms Tantal machine gun
    A full auto Thompson 1928A1 sub-machine gun
    A full auto UZI sub-machine gun
    An Ohio Ordinance 249 SAW belt fed full auto machine gun

    Police say there were also 16 suppressors in the trailer along with approximately 20,000 rounds of mixed ammunition, a pallet jack, and $2,500 worth of miscellaneous magazines."



    Later on it was found empty

    http://wishtv.com/2014/09/22/call-to-impd-leads-to-stolen-trailer/
    .
     
  19. Bullseye

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    Stolen in Odessa TX

    Posting deleted. Firearm and other stolen items recovered.

    Next door neighbor was found out and turned in by his family member.
     
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    This is an old thread, but now that it is open again, what the heck.

    I had a stainless Colt Pony .380 SN: ML03841 stolen from me in April, 1999. Reported to the Albuquerque Police Department.

    Yes, it has been almost 17 years, but hope springs eternal.
     
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    Fella's;

    Stolen today in the Great Falls Montana area: Remington 700SPS in 7 Remington magnum. Black barrel synthetic stock & wearing a Vortex Viper scope. Please notify the Cascade County Sheriff's department if you see it.

    FWIW, I bought a pistol from a guy in G.F. who had had it stolen out of his car while he was fishing. About a year later it showed up in Seattle, was identified & returned to him. It does happen.

    900F
     
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    Fella's;

    An update: S/N RR94086B & the scope is not a Viper, it's either a Diamondback or a Crossfire, 1" tube in any case.

    900F
     
  25. U.S.SFC_RET

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    Ruger GP100 357 Magnum Serial number 171-53956 Stolen from Rockmart, Georgia. I wound up receiving this gun from my father who passed on and gave it to another brother who resides in Rockmart,
     
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