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Be on the lookout for stolen guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CelticArmory, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. backbencher

    backbencher Member

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    Had this Feinstein stock prototype on display @ GT Distributors in Dallas, TX. When I went to refill the business card holder today, the stock was missing, and the staff of GT Distributors does not have it.

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    This was a prototype, and as such, does not have the necessary steel reinforcing rods of the production stock:

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    If you see someone with the prototype on their rifle, or, God forbid, their shotgun, urge them not to shoot it, and pass the information along to http://www.gtdist.com/ or me at www.FeinsteinGewehrWerke.com I am offering a production Mk 8 rifle stock kit for the return of the Mk 5C prototype. You may email me at [email protected]
     
  2. Bullseye

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  3. Aix sponsa

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    That stinks. I really feel as though home burglars should be publicly executed. That would be justice. Not gentle sentence they tend to receive.
     
  4. crazysquirrel

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    You could put a gps locator inside the dummy safe and perhaps a wireless camera.

    Stealing a safe is one issue, but opening it quite another. And there should be enough time to locate the safe and cops swoop in and nap the evil doers.
     
  5. Apachedriver

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    Stolen in Odessa TX

    Posting deleted. Firearm and other stolen items recovered.

    Next door neighbor was found out and turned in by his family member.
     
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  6. george burns

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    A good idea never to tell neighbors or even casual friends what you have in your home. It's not even so much them that you need to worry about, but who they tell or who overhears them.
     
  7. Jim Watson

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    My Dad told me that once upon a time, nighttime burglary of an occupied dwelling was a capital crime in this jurisdiction.
    We are nicer now.
     
  8. goldpelican

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    I'm looking at trialling a TrackR device hidden in a rifle stock. This is a Bluetooth tracker that allows the location of the device to be flagged on a phone if you are within Bluetooth range (about 100 feet), but if you're out of Bluetooth range, any time another user with TrackR installed on their phone gets within Bluetooth range, the device will surreptitiously "ping" it's GPS location via that user and send you a notification with a map location. There's a video on their website demonstrating how they located a missing bicycle about 10 days after it was stolen using this method.

    Most discussions seem to get hung up on ".gov tracking our guns" but no-one knows you're using this on a gun - most people put them on keys or pets. Seems an unobtrusive way to potentially track and catch a gun thief - if you get a hit on the location, then you can just refer the location to police - a GPS signal from inside a stolen gun should be grounds enough for a search warrant!

    At minimum I'd be walking up and down the street to see if it was in a neighbor's house - no need to trespass, you could check from the footpath.

    There's also TrackR Atlas - a little base station you can plug into an outlet within your home, and it will ping you should a TrackR device you've registered with it go out of range - so ostensibly you could get an immediate notification independent of any alarm system in real time that a gun has been removed from your house. And for all the company cares, it's your cat that got out, so there's still pretty high privacy.

    Batteries on this device are supposed to last up to 18 months, so if you changed them once a year, you should get a minimum 6 month window for your gun to be found before the battery dies. Currently it's not a solution for pistols, but I doubt many thieves would leave an AR or AK in the safe if they got into it for pistols.
     
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  9. Sistema1927

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    This is an old thread, but now that it is open again, what the heck.

    I had a stainless Colt Pony .380 SN: ML03841 stolen from me in April, 1999. Reported to the Albuquerque Police Department.

    Yes, it has been almost 17 years, but hope springs eternal.
     
  10. shootingthebreeze

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    This is another reason I have ADT protection. Securing firearms is not enough.
    ADT or other house electronic protection will avoid such thefts they just won't have the time to haul away a safe.
    On top of it do what we did in the Army: chain a safe to something way heavier and use a mega chain to do it with a lock which is extremely hard to break or pick. That with electronic surveillance will avoid such an episode.
    ADT is not expensive per month and gives peace of mind.
     
  11. Bullseye

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    Just saw the news that 30-40 handguns were stolen from a Littleton CO shop last night.
     
  13. navyretired 1

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    It's a sad but true fact that most stollen guns don't get reported. The ones that are reported and recovered the local law enforcement may not pursue returning to owner.
    Locals here in Missouri do a very good job at insuring guns are returned to owners.
    I had a customized KelTec P11 taken from my car, about six weeks later
    I received a call from PD, emmedliatly said "you found my gun" which was the only logical reason for them to call me. They had recovered my gun from a bad guy in a fatal shootout with law enforcement. In our area the law enforcement guys are very dedicated to recovery and restoration.
    While I was still in the NAVY I had a Walther PP stollen by my sons friend and even though I had a good idea who took it when LAPD recovered it they destroyed it and said they hadn't been able to reach me although my address and phone number hadn't changed in 10 years.
     
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    The real bad problem of druggies trading for drugs is that the dealer is not as stupid and trades to a different local where the reports may not cause the identification and recovery that local LE can.
     
  15. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    Stolen today in the Great Falls Montana area: Remington 700SPS in 7 Remington magnum. Black barrel synthetic stock & wearing a Vortex Viper scope. Please notify the Cascade County Sheriff's department if you see it.

    FWIW, I bought a pistol from a guy in G.F. who had had it stolen out of his car while he was fishing. About a year later it showed up in Seattle, was identified & returned to him. It does happen.

    900F
     
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  16. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    An update: S/N RR94086B & the scope is not a Viper, it's either a Diamondback or a Crossfire, 1" tube in any case.

    900F
     
  17. mrbig381

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    I truly hate thieves...
     
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  18. Gaffer

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    Just a warning about how the police treats stolen gun cases. My son had his home broken into and among things stolen was an Anschutz Super Match 54 with 20 power 2 inch Unertl target scope.. He was told by the police that they knew where the rifle was in another state but would not go get it as they had bigger fish time fry. Since the gun and scope was mine I followed up with the police and ATF, but was told too bad, just collect on the insurance and forget it. Easy for them to say! The part that gripes me is the scope is no longer made and they bring big bucks on Ebay. And an 18 lb target rifle would not be a very good street gun. That all happened about 3 years ago I have never seen it anywhere else, even though I put out many flyers.
     
  19. boatdoc173

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    how were they stored? in a safe? if so this is a much greater concern than someone who just has guns in their home unsecured


    hope they find the perps and he gets his prize d possessions back
     
  20. boatdoc173

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    I bought a nice Steelwater safe. I thought I was good for security as far as storage UNTIL someone point d out that thugs break into the safe SIDES not the door!!! we have an alarm system and I have a locke dd oor that they have to get through to get to the safe-- still this fact is unnerving for me

    I sure love my toys--they are MY toys though not some thugs!!!
     
  21. CB900F

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    True safes, not lockers or RSC's, do weigh enough to possibly damage stairways. If the people moving it don't inspect first, they're amateurs. Get an ALOA/SAVTA lockshop to do the moving, in other words, bonded professionals.

    900F
     
  22. Riskee

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    Sucks to see all these guns stolen
     
  23. Shaq

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    Not if it's properly bolted. I had a professional safe-moving company move my safe 30 feet. No stairs. It took three hours.
     
  24. tech45K

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    Are these even legal in California?
     
  25. U.S.SFC_RET

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    Ruger GP100 357 Magnum Serial number 171-53956 Stolen from Rockmart, Georgia. I wound up receiving this gun from my father who passed on and gave it to another brother who resides in Rockmart,
     
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