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Read and keep an eye out! (Stolen M-60 -- needs parts)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Powderman, Jun 25, 2005.

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  1. Powderman

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    Mods, if this is not appropriate, please move it to the proper forum.

    Let's be alert!
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    Hello friends and customers of GatlingGuns.com,

    I am writing to you for your *help* at this time. As you may or may not know the http://oklahomafullauto.com/ machine gun shoot was held this weekend.
    Unfortunately some nasty bastards stole an M-60 from one of the respected Class III Dealers. The gun was stolen from a vehicle while in Joplin Missouri early Sunday a.m.

    Fortunately this gun had broken at the shoot on Saturday so the thieves will be looking for replacement parts. We are asking for your help in locating the gun. PLEASE contact any Class II manufacturers, Class III dealers, Gunsmiths, FFL Holders or Machine shops in your area or any where else to be on the look out for this weapon or ANYONE looking for M-60 Parts. Spread the word and let's get this gun back to its rightful owner.

    This weapon could be very dangerous in the wrong hands.

    The thieves will be looking for bolt parts to include: Extractor, extractor spring & roller bearings. Possibly more M-60 parts.

    There are at least 2 REWARDS available for this gun so far and may be more later.

    I am including a picture of a similar gun for recognition.

    Specifically this is a *Rock Island Armory (RIA) M-60, Belt Fed Machine Gun chambered in .308. Serial # 10541.*

    If you have ANY information that could assist in the recovery of this weapon please contact Glen at furtardo@hotmail.com or call *214-762-4867*. You may also contact the Joplin Police Dept *Officer* *Sloan Roland at* *417-540-6777*
    regarding report # 05-29469 You can also supply information to *ATF agent Wes Patterson at 417-343-8632*. The ATF agents have been very courteous and helpful in this matter. They would appreciate your assistance. I will be available to take information as well; contact me at Bert@GatlingGuns.com or call 928-854-3538 or cell 928-706-4867.

    Thank you very much for your assistance.

    Let's spread the word and bust these jerks,
    Bert Guy
    www.GatlingGuns.com


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  2. P95Carry

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    That really sucks! :(

    I think this is better by being in General Guns probably and have moved it.
     
  3. Standing Wolf

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    The expression on the thieves' faces when they figure it out...
     
  4. english kanigit

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    When they get caught, flay the bastards.... :fire:
     
  5. heypete

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    Bah. It would be terrible if the criminal stole any "normal" gun, but stealing a machinegun? That's a whole hell of a lot worse.

    Hopefully this bad guy gets caught and the machinegun recovered. Fortunately, the ATF is probably allocating quite a bit of resources in retreiving this machinegun. I hope that if the M60's found the law enforcement authorities confiscating it don't damage it (i.e. electro-penciling an evidence number, etc.), just like I hope the criminals themselves don't destroy any key parts like the receiver or sear.
     
  6. pax

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    bump
     
  7. Gewehr98

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    I'm going to assume...

    That online parts places like Sarco, Gun Parts Corporation, and International Military Antiques have been notified, correct? Bad juju, regardless. :(
     
  8. Clean97GTI

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    certainly hope that it doesn't get used in the commission of a crime.
     
  9. Joejojoba111

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    I'm going to take the opposing viewpoint and propose that stealing a registered and remarkable M-60 is akin to stealing a famous work of art, or a large diamond. They would either be too stupid to realize they couldn't sell it, or smart enough to have a plan including the disposal.
     
  10. WEPS

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    Not much they can do without the links anyway. I work with the 60 on a dialy basis and i know how finiky they can be if certain parts are overlooked or negleted. It's not as user friendly as some of the other weapons. I highly doubt they could keep one working for too long.
     
  11. Joejojoba111

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    What does your signature say?
     
  12. WEPS

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    fortune favors the courageous
     
  13. KriegHund

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    Huh, that sucks. Hope they find it.

    Question- would stealing this gun be considered a federal offense, due to its special status *grumble grumble*
     
  14. Logan5

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    Probably due to the market value alone. What's one cost nowadays? Over 10K?
     
  15. Kharn

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    They'd be found guilty of possessing an unregistered machine gun, most likely.

    Kharn
     
  16. Mac Attack

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    A gun like that in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage to lawabiding gun owners. I hope it turns up without any collateral damages.
     
  17. jcs271

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    What kind of IRRESPONSIBLE dipsh#@ would leave a M-60 machinegun in a car at a motel overnight? I am as hardcore gun rights as they come but we also have a serious responsibility to safekeep our weapons. This idiot really blew it and god forbid somebody get killed with this weapon. We will be seeing this one on the "Nightly News"!
     
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