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Qestion for the T.S. board about stolen guns

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by xringjim, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. xringjim

    xringjim TS Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    I had some guns stolen over 20 yrs ago and was wondering what the best way might be to see if any of them had resurfaced. Anyone know the best way to find out? Jim
  2. det131

    det131 Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    If your contact information is still the same as when you filed the report you should have been notified of any recoveries. Dosen't mean you would have gotten them back. They may be evidence in a criminal proceeding.

    If your contact information has changed you need to contact the department that took the theft report. They should be able to tell you if any of the firearms were recovered and where.

    Of course all of this depends on whether or not make, model, cal., and serial numbers were available to the investigating department. If not your chances of recovery go from slim to none.

    In most locations once the police have custody of a firearm you will have to pass a PICs check or similar before you can get them back.

    Good Luck

  3. g7777777

    g7777777 Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Just because the guns are located doesnt mean they belong to you.

    There are some jurisdictions that would seem to support that they are to be returned to the original owner- and that support is by either statute or case law- but at the least you would probably have to go to court.

    There are also jurisdictions the protect a good faith purchaser- and the futher along that good faith line you are the more protected you become

    There is also the matter of insurance- if you received insurance monies- then you likely signed a waiver to any property at that time

    Regards from Iowa

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