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Questions 04-13-2011 07:49 AM

Gun picked up in DUI situation
 
ok so i sold my Govt. XSE 1911 a while back to a gent i knew on another forum, he only paid for most of the gun and before he paid me for the rest (i thought i could trust him) he was arrested on a DUI charge and the firearm was confiscated...

Here is my screen name, can i call the authorities in that county and tell them my gun was picked up off of a gent they arrested for DUI? I was the original owner and it is registered to me.....

Do you think i would get the gun back?

Questions 04-13-2011 12:23 PM

good morning all...and bump for some ideas :-)

NGIB 04-13-2011 12:26 PM

If you don't have any paperwork proving the gun was yours, and that you sold it, and that there is still a balance owed - you're SOL. Truthfully, you're probably SOL even if you do as I doubt any LE agency will give it to you anyway. About the only recourse I see (again if you have paperwork to prove it) is to take them to small claims court...

Questions 04-13-2011 12:29 PM

sucks...i seriously regret selling that gun too, best gun i ever owned. I thought if maybe i could prove the gun shop i bought it at (they are friends of mine) maybe they could testify i bought it there and the Police would be able to see it was my gun that they would give it back with out the other gent having any paper work.

I will have to drink to her death later :'-(

c3shooter 04-13-2011 01:58 PM

You have discovered the fallacy of the "$5 now, $5 whenever I run you down" school of payment. What you had was an unsecured debt.

Consider it tuition paid for a valuable learning experience.

Many years ago, I co-signed a loan for a friend, with the warning that if he did not make his payments, I intended to break his knees. 5 months later, I got a call from the lender- he was late with a payment. When he got home, I was sitting on his front step. Holding a Louisville slugger. Left with an apology, money for the payment (part in quarters and dimes, but ALL of the amount) No more problems.

Also last time I have co-signed for anyone. My lesson was cheaper than yours.

stalkingbear 04-13-2011 02:08 PM

The only way to get your gun back is to report it stolen. Of course then the guy that bought it from you will be charged with gun theft. If he can prove he bought it from you then you'll be charged with fraud.

stalkingbear 04-13-2011 02:10 PM

Awww geee-I guess I'm too late to ask you to cosign for me.:p




Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 485462)
You have discovered the fallacy of the "$5 now, $5 whenever I run you down" school of payment. What you had was an unsecured debt.

Consider it tuition paid for a valuable learning experience.

Many years ago, I co-signed a loan for a friend, with the warning that if he did not make his payments, I intended to break his knees. 5 months later, I got a call from the lender- he was late with a payment. When he got home, I was sitting on his front step. Holding a Louisville slugger. Left with an apology, money for the payment (part in quarters and dimes, but ALL of the amount) No more problems.

Also last time I have co-signed for anyone. My lesson was cheaper than yours.


Questions 04-14-2011 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by stalkingbear (Post 485470)
The only way to get your gun back is to report it stolen. Of course then the guy that bought it from you will be charged with gun theft. If he can prove he bought it from you then you'll be charged with fraud.

i dont want to be dishonest about the situation...just was hoping i could get my gun back.... sold it to him for $950...he paid me $900 wasnt a big deal, just hate to lose the gun like this.

c3shooter 04-14-2011 12:17 AM

Wanna borrow my Louisville Slugger? :cool:

canebrake 04-14-2011 12:21 AM

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