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aintright
06-18-2010, 09:23 PM
Where would be the most viewed place on the internet I could list stolen guns ? thank you for your help . I am running an add in a local trader and was wanting to use the internet to make others aware in case some of them turn up outside of the shenandoah valley , Kenneth

Taildrag15X
06-19-2010, 01:43 AM
Looks like Wilbur added a sections for this in the Classifieds! Try there wilth a list.

Does your local LE have a list? How about every Gun Shop in you surounding counties? Here most are never recovered due to the owner not have serial numbers or even a good discription. I remember a list coming out of an investigation from a home break in calling out a Winchester lever gun, unknown serial number or caliber, but could be 30/30, turned out to be a Savage 1899 in 300 Savage. It was one that I remember being recovered, but it only happened cause the guy sold everything from the one house at the same junk shop and they had the TV & VCR serial numbers.

I hate to hear of a loss, really bothers me when stolen. Anyway, I think GunBroker had a list going at one time in the Forums for "missing guns", I would post in each and every Forum on the net that I could find related to the types that where taken. Maybe some will put a sticky on it for not so future items....

Rustystud
06-20-2010, 09:21 AM
NCIC (National Crime Information Center) The data is entered by the local investigating agency and is a national database maintained by NLETS (National Lawenforcement Telecomunications System) and the FBI (First Bunch of Idiots).

It can be accessed by any Law enforcement agency with a DCI terminal. Any Law enforcement agency with a DCI terminal can and will make queries for you.

Firearms are entered by make, model, serial number, and discription.

Nat Lambeth

ChipEckardt
06-20-2010, 01:35 PM
Thanks. It is nice to have this information in case it ever happens to me.

-Chip-

langenc
06-21-2010, 04:48 PM
I thought the original poster was asking about sites like this and being able to post numbers.. Never know when we might be asked to buy a 'new' gun that is hot.
We all need pictures or photos on a dosc of our prizes-guns, coins, rototiller and anything 'sellable'. I started but never tied all the loose ends up..

Jim S
06-21-2010, 07:44 PM
My local sheriffs dept. always notifies the local ffls of recent gun thefts with descriptions of all firearms in case they come thru the shop we can catch the sob.

Make sure your local law enf. does the same for you, it is there duty and beniffits the dept. as well. Keeps guns out of felons hands.

Mike Bryant
06-21-2010, 09:37 PM
My father-in-law had a benchrest rifle that I built him stolen out of his house in Amarillo. About 10 years later, I was contacted to fix the rifle and we wound up getting it back, quite awhile after he had quit shooting. It had originally been a PPC and had been rebarreled to .308. It still had the original barrel. It pretty well took the wind out of my father-in-laws sails when it was stolen. He shot a few more years with a different rifle before quitting. The break-in made a change in their lives for sure. Every time we go there now, their house is locked up tighter than a jug even when they are there. Their doors weren't unlocked when the rifle was stolen, but they went to more extremes with their locks with long throw dead bolt locks and encased door frames. They also moved to a different part of town shortly after the robbery.

phantom496
06-21-2010, 11:35 PM
With the coming of Digital Cameras and such, EVERYONE should take a picture of their Toys and the ser. No.'s, that way if it is taken by some sob's - you not only have a description, but a picture and a ser. No. to boot. And for the most part - everyone reading this has a computer that will copy pictures to a CD, so what it the hold up ??

I took a picture of mine and put it on a CD and filed it in a very safe place, they won't take it with the toys at all . . it will take them a life time to find it . . . :o I laid mine out on a nice rug and on a piece of paper wrote the Ser No. and a name of the manufacturer, does it get any better than that . . .??

A small digital camera will cost nearly nothing at the local drug store, get-er-done.

aintright
06-25-2010, 08:09 AM
Ok , thanks for all the advise , yes local police and myself has circulated quite few fliers on gun info . I have even been to local gunshows circulating fliers . Police notified ncis . listed guns here in stolen dept. Hoping reward will turn up the rotten apple .

crb
06-25-2010, 10:50 AM
Did they just tear the safe right off the floor ?????

aintright
06-25-2010, 01:58 PM
Wasn't a safe at the time . Had to go out of town to work and had a convienient storage that only two people counting myself knew I had . So I thought they would be ok till I got back . Unfortunately , someone decided to rob several storage units and mine was one that got hit . Anyway hoping the reward will stir something up . Thanks , Kenneth

davejones
06-30-2010, 06:25 AM
My father-in-law had a benchrest rifle that I built him stolen out of his house in Amarillo. About 10 years later, I was contacted to fix the rifle and we wound up getting it back, quite awhile after he had quit shooting. It had originally been a PPC and had been rebarreled to .308. It still had the original barrel. It pretty well took the wind out of my father-in-laws sails when it was stolen. He shot a few more years with a different rifle before quitting. The break-in made a change in their lives for sure. Every time we go there now, their house is locked up tighter than a jug even when they are there. Their doors weren't unlocked when the rifle was stolen, but they went to more extremes with their locks with long throw dead bolt locks and encased door frames. They also moved to a different part of town shortly after the robbery.

Did the gun thief get caught?

Mike Bryant
06-30-2010, 10:00 AM
No, the rifle had changed hands a few times and one of the earlier purchasers had passed away, so there was no way to trace it back to where it was originally sold by the thief. The one that sent me the rifle tried but could only track it back that far. I'd bet even if it was able to have been tracked back to the original buyer, it would have been very difficult to have tracked it to the thief especially after 10 years.