Have you ever had a gun stolen?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jrstarkey, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. jrstarkey

    jrstarkey New Member

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    I personally have not thank god but my dad has had multiple guns stolen from him Even his first gun a model 60(a family tradition, my dads first aswell as mine and my brothers) givin to him by his father who has passed away, and a a colt 22. single action he had just recieved for christmas when he was about my age
     
  2. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Nope, not yet. I don't have a safe yet, so I resort to hiding all my guns around the house. I don't have kids yet and my 22 y/o wife shoots with me so I don't have to worry about a little one finding the "heat" and getting hurt.
     

  3. Ermac

    Ermac New Member

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    Nope, I don't live in that kind of area like that.
     
  4. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    Then you must live in the "hood", because it seems like the nice areas get hit with burglary. Who wants to steal crap, when you can steal nice stuff?!?

    I know people who HAVE stolen firearms. Not friends of mine, but it's crazy what teenagers plan and do. I would've turned them in, if they hadn't already been caught for it...
     
  5. cpttango30

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    Yes I have.

    I have had a Smith Model 17 K-22 revolver stolen, a Ruger M77 VT 220 Swift with Weaver K-10 10x scope Jewell trigger, and a Marlin lever gun in 38-40.

    Now I have a gunsafe. and everything get locked up.
     
  6. allmons

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    Too many firearms get stolen

    For many years I have advocated access to the National Law Enforcement Stolen weapons data base. Many of us who are not firearms dealers sell or trade firearms from time to time, and we would never knowingly buy or trade a stolen frirearm.

    We don't need the name or address from where the weapon was stolen, but a simple list with serial number AND A LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTACT NUMBER so we could turn in those few weapons that we run across that were stolen.

    It has happened to me - many years ago I had S&W Model 59 9 mm pistol stolen.

    Many years later, I traded for a Colt .357 trooper revolver, only to later discover it was stolen from a nearby town. I was glad to let the police return it to it's rightful owner, but I was out the $250 I had invested in the trade firearm. Sure I could have sued the man I got it from, but he had taken it in on trade from a relative who was the true bad guy. The good news was that the owner got his gun back and a bad guy went to jail.

    How nice it would have been to check out that gun in a National data base!

    :(
     
  7. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    If another "Assault Weapon" ban is implemented, all of my AR's WILL be stolen!
     
  8. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    ...and buried by the "thief"???
     
  9. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    and in the thief's backyard to boot!
     
  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    RL I didn't think you had any "Assult Rifles" I thought you had replica Military firearms.
     
  11. flbandit

    flbandit New Member

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    I've had two .22 rifles stolen over the years. One disappeared from my closet when I was about 25 and renting a house with several others. I suspect I know who took it, but could never prove it. About 10 years later I had another .22 rifle stolen. This time, someone broke into my house and stole quite a bit of stuff, the rifle included.
     
  12. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I have never had anything stolen, to date. *knocking on wood*

    I have always made a point of putting locking sticks in my windows, no matter where I lived. "Hiding" me weapons, and where possible, I have used a safe.

    I haven't always lived in the "best" neighborhoods. I spent time in Oakland, in Indianapolis ( the North section ), in Detroit and in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

    I have been lucky in the fact that I just haven't been "a target" for home invasion in the places that I have had a residence.

    So far, so good. But, I am not resting on my laurels and have taken several security measures in my new place of residence.

    JD
     
  13. Laufer

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    When we lived in the city, almost in mid-town, I had no gun except an old Savage .22 up in the attic.
    Nine years ago we had been gone for only one hour, about two weeks before Christmas at night.
    Upon return our house was dark-but the neighbors' houses had lights on. Immed. told my wife-"Look at the other houses, we're not going in, let's go stay with the neighbors until the power company comes over." The back sliding glass door had nothing to jam it, and the security system was old.
    The pro burglars had yanked the large black power cable out of its connector in front of the house (cars were parked there), in order to test the system and must have listened for an alarm-none went off. Police never showed up until we called them. Don't know if this will help anybody, and because women/men always keep their jewelry in the master bedroom (guns are often there too), this is their primary target.
    Also, they quickly take video camera bags, with all the contents-you will lose videos of young children which are stored in the pockets. Large numbers of people lose these precious, irreplaceable videos. Don't be foolish.
    Luckily mine were in a bank's safety deposit box. Remember that a fire will destroy not only photographs and videos but guns and ammo, sometimes even in a safe.

    What if your guns are insured for theft or fire? How good is the payoff?

    How much would a well-established (i.e. USAA) pay for a given rifle, for example a $230 SKS?
    How about a used Mini 14 which cost you about $500?
     
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