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Old 01-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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could you provide the details that law enforcement would need to get them back to you? or at least be able to try?
i have photos of all my firearms with their serial numbers, model numbers, & specific details about each of them on the photo.
if any of them go missing (unlikely, because they're all locked up), i could immediately hand the photo(s) to a cop & at least hope they would be recovered.

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Yes I have all the info. No firearms are almost never recovered. You are better off giving the info to your insurance company.

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Yes I have all the info. No firearms are almost never recovered. You are better off giving the info to your insurance company.
Exactly......and start watching local pawn shops
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Exactly......and start watching local pawn shops
Why would a thief risk a pawn shop when he can sell his goods to his buddies for a premium price? Unless the thief gets busted with all the goods your gun is gone.

Take reasonable precautions. Get a safe. Get a rider on your insurance to cover the cost of your guns. Pay your NRA dues. The NRA gives you $2,500 gun insurance for free. If you rent a room from a friend or live with a relative their insurance does not cover your stuff. Keep your home and vehicle locked. Even if your car is in a locked garage the insurance will not pay if your vehicle is unlocked.
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Why would a thief risk a pawn shop when he can sell his goods to his buddies for a premium price? Unless the thief gets busted with all the goods your gun is gone.

Take reasonable precautions. Get a safe. Get a rider on your insurance to cover the cost of your guns. Pay your NRA dues. The NRA gives you $2,500 gun insurance for free. If you rent a room from a friend or live with a relative their insurance does not cover your stuff. Keep your home and vehicle locked. Even if your car is in a locked garage the insurance will not pay if your vehicle is unlocked.
I get people trying to sell me stolen guns all the tine at the shop. So apparently YOUR the one that's uninformed mon ami. Ya the things you said are good ideas but people still sell ALOT of stolen guns to pawnshops or gunsmiths if they have their own distribution stock.
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Two weeks before this last Christmas,I had and emergency while I was target shooting. A main pipe from my house to my well burst.

In my haste,I flipped my breaker to the pump off and ran to the nearest hardware store. I'd forgot I was packing my .45. While in the store,someone busted my passenger side window out where my G36 was.

It was posted,(No Firearms),but I knew that. I was in a hurry and not thinking.
I would have left at home.
Police show up,take all info,dust for finger prints and I didn't have serial No. with me . Had to call then go in and fill out some paper work.
If you own a Chevy Silverado,you know the glove box has no lock.GPS,36,cd,s
and all my change.

I have not heard any news since.No gun,got to learn what crappy insurance I had to.Made several calls but to no avail.
Good Luck to ya!

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Why would a thief risk a pawn shop when he can sell his goods to his buddies for a premium price? Unless the thief gets busted with all the goods your gun is gone.

Take reasonable precautions. Get a safe. Get a rider on your insurance to cover the cost of your guns. Pay your NRA dues. The NRA gives you $2,500 gun insurance for free. If you rent a room from a friend or live with a relative their insurance does not cover your stuff. Keep your home and vehicle locked. Even if your car is in a locked garage the insurance will not pay if your vehicle is unlocked.
I had some one burglarize my home. Took my flatscreen, xbox (brand new), games, surrond sound and high end stereo. Had all my serial numbers and they turned up in a pawn shop. Dumbass got alot of trouble. Burglary, b and e, reciving stolen property, and a few other things. And of all people it was a nieghbor
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I had 2 pistols stolen, had serial# for 1. I just never thought it could happen and was unprepared pistols were in a pistol safe and I had the keys, could not bolt safe down due to being in a rent house with hardwood floors. They took safe and all don't know if they ever got safe open but I do know police did not really investigate because at the time step son was main suspect and he was never questioned

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Why would a thief risk a pawn shop when he can sell his goods to his buddies for a premium price?
Because usually thieves are lazy and often stupid, they want to unload the goods fast and don't so much care about getting top dollar, just gettin any dollar is good for them as they don't have any investment in the goods.
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I need to update them for my Christmas pistol, but images of the rest, including serial #'s, are stored on photobucket in a private account (free).

All of the firearms offered to me privately that i knew to be stolen were priced to move. I really liked the feel of that Kahr PM40, but i didn't want one that was hot or particularly in .40. I could've had it for $100. If my firearms were ever stolen, i would be checking with pawn shops and some individuals who would be likely to know about recently liberated goods offered for sale. I do wonder what paperwork would be required for me to claim them, as some were bought privately from non-licensee's.

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