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Old 06-25-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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Last December, the weekend before Christmas, our home was broken into while we were away visiting family for the weekend. The guy pried open our locked storm door and kicked in the front door. We came home late Sunday night and noticed the front door wide open and immediately called the police. Luckily, it must have been someone looking for just quick grabs of presents under the tree and since we took all of ours with us it, it was bare. Nothing was disturbed or searched, but we noticed my wife's Coach purse was missing from the dining room table and my beloved S&W Model 66 2.5" no-dash was missing from the bedside table. We filed the report but the police weren't interested in doing much for us. The 66 was bought from my father in law who had owned the gun his whole life. It was the gun that my wife first learned to shoot with. Everybody, especially me was sick about losing it.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago. My FIL and I split a table a local gun show, him buying/selling guns and me selling grips. Before the show opened, he made a walkabout to check the other tables for deals. He comes back to our table with a box and shows me a new gun he bought. No surprise because he always finds the deals. Low and behold he found a Model 66 2.5" and bought it knowing that I would buy it from him to replace mine stolen one. I dropped the cylinder to check the dash number and would you believe it was a no-dash model! I couldn't believe his luck. It looked almost identical to mine except I had S&W magna grips and this one had black Hogue grips. So the more I thought about it, the more curious I go. What are the odds of another no-dash 66 being in my city? So I decided to take the Hogue grips off and just check the serial number on the butt. I keep a list always handy of my S/Ns on my phone so I had it real quick. Low and behold, the gun in my hand was the gun that was stolen from me last December!

If I'm lying, I'm dying! More to come later...

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Old 06-25-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the recovery! I hope there aren't too many complications in reporting it "unstolen".

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Wow! Please keep us in the loop.

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Great... Glad ya found your gun. Congrats

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great story Olympus,even better outcome...this gives me hope,that my stolen black hawk makes it's way back to me one day

i would think that seller has some explaining to do

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I hope you managed to get some info on the scumbag that took it

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great story Olympus,even better outcome...this gives me hope,that my stolen black hawk makes it's way back to me one day

i would think that seller has some explaining to do
The problem with this scenerio is that you may end up on the wrong end of the barrel......
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I hope you managed to get some info on the scumbag that took it
Or bought it from said scumbag...
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Nice. I can't wait to hear the rest of this story.

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Make sure those you reported to are advised that the firearm was recovered and from who.
Don't want the scenario to be that you "falsely" reported a firearm stolen.

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