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Unfreakinbuleeeevable!!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by theNoid, Sep 1, 2008.

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  1. theNoid

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    Ok, so my bud lives out on the prairie, about 30miles out from my little remote town of Rock River. The other day some cows got into his land so he was running them back where they belonged. He was on his 4-wheeler, looks over his shoulder and sees a grey/sagebrush colored pouch/baggie thingy. He swings around and picks it up...it's kind of heavy. He unzips it and low and behold...a Cimmaron/Uberti 7.5" barreled 45 Colt SAA copy. It rusted pretty good and we figured it had been out there for quite a while. So he takes it home and cleans it with soap and water first. Looking better, so he soaks it in oil overnight and he does a real good cleaning job this time, inside and out. The original wood grips are in pretty damn good shape, the bluing is all gone, and there is minor pitting here and there and the bore is like new looking. The mechanical aspects of the gun are very tight, and excellent overall.

    You know I have spent so many hours out there in that exact area walking and shooting pDogs and jacks and did I ever find it...HELL NO!!!! He goes in this particular area for the first time in two years of his living there and BLAMMO!!!! there it was.

    Oh well, win some lose some I reckon...nice find Ken!!!

    Noidster
     
  2. Schmidlin

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    internet rules....no pics doesn't exist.
     
  3. 22-rimfire

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    Just like finding arrowheads, some folks just have an eye to find things.

    Has he checked to see if it was stolen?
     
  4. presspuller

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    Sometimes your the windshield, sometimes your the bug.
     
  5. Loomis

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    That would instantly become my favorite gun in the entire world, if it were me that found it. I wouldn't even try to restore it or refinish it. Just clean it up real good and make it work real good.

    Dam, I wish I could find something like that.

    Now he just needs to walk around a little until he finds a holster!
     
  6. GRB

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    Maybe I have just been a skeptic too long, but I do not believe in faeries leaving bags full of goodies for me. Did anyone think to call the police to determine, among other things:

    1) Who lost the gun and bag?

    2) If the person who lost it is maybe a missing person?

    3) If the area around the gun and bag was a crime scene or held evidence of a missing person?

    4) If the gun and bag were evidence that could have led to finding a missing person or solving a crime?

    People don't usually leave such things laying about for others to find them. Sure someone could have just lost it, and maybe 'finders keepers' is a good thing. Of course, there could be other important things to consider too in finding it, like maybe someone disposed of a murder weapon, or maybe some poor slob of a hunter or target shooter dropped it there and his bones are nearby bleaching in the sun. Surely it was not left there by the Tooth Faerie for your friend to find. Maybe, just maybe, he might want to contact law enforcement authorities about it, even at the risk of losing it.

    Edited to add: If you think what I said is far fetched, here is just one example of an unsolved shooting in WY: http://attorneygeneral.state.wy.us/dci/unsolved_cases.html#20. Could that be the gun? Laramie county is the next one over, isn't it? Maybe someone was just left cussing over losing a fine handgun, maybe it should be checked further. I figure it is probably more far fetched to find a gun like that without 'significant history' atatched, as it would be for it to be a lucky finders keepers type of thing that need not be checked out further.


    All the best,
    Glenn B
     
  7. Gary in Pennsylvania

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    Very well said, Glenn!
     
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    Like Glenn said, it's worth calling it in. I found a Glock once on a river bank. It was stolen. Had the cops check it and they found an open case on it, so they kept it. If they had found it on me and I said "oh, I found that, it was down by the river" I'd have probably been on the hook for quite a few more questions.

    But since it was a Glock, I wasn't real upset about giving it up.
     
  9. 19-3Ben

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA. I hear that.
     
  10. Elvishead

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    Cool, I wish I could find a murder weapon like that. That is so cool you cleaned all the evidence off too.

    Maybe I being cynical, it's just probably stolen.
     
  11. Schmidlin

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    Elvis i was thinking the same thing....good deal on the nice clean job.
     
  12. Elvishead

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    I cleaned up your post a little, sorry.

    Even if it wasn't a murder, or stolen weapon. I'm sure the cops wouldn't give it back. Good way to be implicate though, if it's already to late.

    It's out, that his buddy found a gun on his property. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't get a knock on the door by a LEO.
     
  13. presspuller

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    People can lose guns just as well as they can lose anything else. Just because its laying out in the middle of nowhere doesn't mean that it was a murder weapon or that it was stolden.
    Doesn't mean that I wouldn't give the local cops a call with the SN but I would not turn it over to them until I learned some history.
     
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    Actually, I dream of finding a bag full of hundred dollar bills, but a gun would be better'n nothin' I guess. :D
     
  15. Virginian

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    I think the tooth fairy left it.
     
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    The gun is registered to someone.

    I happened to be reading the NC statutes looking for a specific issue on firearms - NC actually has a law on the books. Turnover found firearms to law enforcement. If owner is not located within a specified then the person that found the firearm gets it. If they don't want it, then the LE agency gets it (can sell, destroy, whatever).

    I'm with Glenn -
     
  17. Old Grump

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    When I was stationed at White Sands many moons ago my division officer found an old rifle half buried in the desert while out hunting. He spent nearly a year cleaning it, restocking it and got it back to working condition. Don't remember what it was but it was a beauty. All I ever found was an unexploded HE artillery shell and ordnance blew it up. No souvenir for me.
     
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    I've usually just caller the local police jurisdictions and just say that I've wound up with (X) firearm, (X) serial number, and asked them if there are any problems or reports. This has led to the return of a Taurus revolver to a service station owner and a 1911 clone to a man whose wife threw it in the river.

    Of course, this was after I had returned two P 220s to the local police after they had dropped them and their cc holsters in the mall parking lot. One had a gold badge in the attached folder, by the way. He sure got ragged!
     
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    or how are these

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  21. The Bushmaster

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    Bull!!! Probably fell off someone else's ATV...Didn't know it was missing until he got back to his pickup...

    This paranoia about all ownerless guns found here and there are all crime scene murder or robbery weapons is just Bull!!! Real people DO loose things ya know...
     
  22. BlackJackal

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    was it loaded???
     
  23. TallPine

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    Too bad there wasn't a note left with it:

     
  24. GRB

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    As to this:
    There is absolutely no paranoia. I am however imbued with a certain amount of reasonable concern about why a firearm would be left unattended like that by its owner; and by the way it is not an ownerless gun so to speak.

    As I said, it COULD HAVE BEEN used in a crime and disposed of in the countryside,

    OR

    it COULD HAVE BEEN dropped by someone who was injured and wound up a missing person

    OR

    it COULD HAVE BEEN lost by someone who was careless

    OR

    it COULD HAVE BEEN that the free gun faerie left it there.

    I recommended checking up on it with local law enforcement, there is no amount of paranoia in such a suggestion. Rather it is an ethical thing to consider doing, and something that probably would be done by a responsible adult who gave the matter some thought. Even if you totally disregard the possibility it is evidence of some sort in a missing person (like a hunter), or evidence of a crime, it is still the lost property of someone else. Many states have rules, regulations and laws concerning the reporting of lost/found firearms. Regardless of whether or not Wyoming has such laws on the books, the ethical thing to do would be to search out the owner and return it to him.

    As to this all being BS and those BS meters in another reply:

    Now if this is all BS, well I see it as Being Sensible because I just do not believe in faeries and ownerless guns, and I find the story overall believable unless proven false. As for pictures, why are pictures needed to make this thread any more believable than another thread, and what would make any of you find it more believable with photographs? I can take a photo of any old gun, and then claim I found it, and post here about it. Is there some other reason you are doubtful of the thread starter's veracity. Without some factual indication that the person is lying, why exactlty is this story any more unbelievable than anything you have ever posted here without pictures? Then again, is the posting of 2 BS meter pictures supposed to make the claim that this thread is false any more believeable?

    All the best,
    Glenn B
     
  25. theotherwaldo

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    They weren't saying you were BS-ing them, they were pointing at me.

    I'm used to it.

    I will say that it was a very strange year, running a street sweeper at University Mall in Tuscaloosa at night and working on my Master's during the day. The local cops parked in one area down by the mall office and apparently were using an undercover holster that would get wiped off by getting in the car.
    I hope that they've changed holsters.
    I found the Taurus .357 and holster in the men's room of a service station. It turned out that it belonged to the station's manager, who looked kinda like Junior Sample's big brother. Apparently it came loose when he used the john and he hadn't noticed.
    The last one came out of the Black Warrior river during some kayaking exercises. This find inspired me to further check this area with drag magnets and led me to find three other firearms, one of which was usable (a Norinco 213, which I still have), and a lot of rusty metal.

    I don't need to lie - reality really is that strange!
     
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