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Old 01-24-2013, 04:51 PM   #11
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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.
The paperwork is like one page at your local sheriffs department Gello. Its not that big a hassle. Although they do take a ballistic sample off any gun they find as stolen.
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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
Burglary is usually done by locals who know you or you movements more often than not
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I have had 2 stolen, most likely by my youngest brother. I keep a list with make, model, & serial number. One of the stolen guns was an old .32 auto that had some problems. I bought it from a friend extremely cheap with the idea that I would fix it or it would be a decoration. I threw it in the drawer of my loading/gun bench to work on later without recording the usual info. It disapeared out of that drawer, I don't even remember what make it was.

The taurus that was my house gun I had all info on and reported it as soon as it went missing last summer. The last week in Dec. the sherriffs dept called to see if it was still missing because the case was still open and they were still looking for it.

It is my understanding that as long as it not evidence in a crime if it turns up it will be returned to me.

As I said I am almost positive it was my youngest brother, but I can't get him to tell me what he did with them. He is in jail on other charges now and will probably be there for the foreseeable future. The sad part is Mom knows he is a thief, he has stolen alot of stuff from her and Dad, when he is jail she can relax because he has 3 hots and a cot and is not stealing from them while they are in AZ. for the winter.

Just for the record my middle brother is a doctor, so it was not a bad upbringing from Mom & Dad.

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best possible way is to record the serial numbers and all information about your firearms and keep it on record with your insurance carrier. if possible keep this information on a flash drive as well. you can even store pictures on is as well.

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I have pics and numbers recorded. Never needed them to date.

I do know of one stolen gun that was recovered. It was stolen from my best man's father's flight bag the night of my bachelor party. There were a couple of guys who were the "escorts" for the entertainment. While she was doing her thing for all of us in one room the dudes were ripping off my buddy's dad's stuff in his office. The gun is a .38 S&W. It was recovered the next day in a freak coincidence where the car with the guys who stole it got pulled over because the license number had been reported at the scent of a drive-by shooting a few days earlier. Dudes ran for it, tossing the .38 over a fence where the cops recovered it. They ran the numbers and it was returned to my buddy's dad a few weeks later. The fact that he was a very high powered attorney who also served as one of those not-quite-a-judge in the court system here (I forget what they call that) might have something to do with its timely return.

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