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Old 09-21-2022, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Stolen gun recovered after being stolen over 6 years ago

To make a long story short I had my truck broke into back in Dec. of 2015 at my house along with several other people in the neighborhood. Several break-ins where caught on camera but no one was ever arrested. I got a phone call last week from the Sheriff’s office asking me if I wanted my gun back. Obviously I said yes then I asked where it was recovered and he said Chicago Illinois. Crazy that it traveled from Diana TX to Illinois but I guess since you can’t purchase Guns in Chicago it makes sense. The gun is in excellent condition but does need to be cleaned up.

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Old 09-21-2022, 08:32 PM   #2
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Man that is awesome.
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:34 PM   #3
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Wow! I didn’t know pistols could grow legs! Jk
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:37 PM   #4
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Good that you got it back!
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:39 PM   #5
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They must be mistaken, guns are illegal in Chicago...

Congrats on getting it returned to you.

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Old 09-21-2022, 08:42 PM   #6
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Glad you got it back.
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:46 PM   #7
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Hopefully it's still in good shape!
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:52 PM   #8
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Iím still waiting on a gun to be returned. ATF found it in a raid . 4 of the 5 people arrested pled out . Still waiting on the last one . I bet itís been 3 years so far .
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:54 PM   #9
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Sure wish I would get my 300 RUM back after my truck was broke into. That was 4 years ago
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:57 PM   #10
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This gives me hope! Had a shotgun stolen out of my truck 8 years ago. Was headed to the gunsmith to have some work done on it and had to stop in Lowe's for 5 min. That's all it took. Came out and door lock was popped, gun and my tool bag were gone. I still haven't heard a word about recovery.
OP, I'm glad you got yours back!

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Old 09-21-2022, 09:05 PM   #11
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Fantastic luck! I have had 3 Glocks stolen over the years. Never got one back.
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:06 PM   #12
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Wow. Amazing you got it back
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:23 PM   #13
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My brother's apt got broke into in Pine Bluff, AR. Back in the early 90's. Stole several guns. They recovered an 870 a few weeks later after a robbery. They had the barrel and stock sawed off. Seven years later his Remington BDL 30.06 was pawned at a pawn shop 70 miles away. He got it back and it had a better scope on it than it had when it was stolen. He sold me the one he'd bought to replace it when it was stolen.

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Old 09-21-2022, 09:41 PM   #14
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I got one back after about 10 years.
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:44 PM   #15
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I recovered a browning shotgun around 2005 after a pursuit that had been stolen in Colorado in 1993. It was a Belgium auto that had been chopped off at both ends

My dad got a 30.30 back in the 90s that was stolen in the 70s during a burglary. It got stolen plain Marlin lever. Came back with a 3x9 on it

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Old 09-21-2022, 09:49 PM   #16
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So there is still hope for my stolen .40
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:49 PM   #17
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That's great

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Old 09-21-2022, 10:04 PM   #18
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I am glad you got it back. Thatís a long ways. I wonder what it else it was involved in this whole time. I reported a nickel Jennings .22 stolen when I was 14. I knew who did it but nothing came up. I still have the magazine as I kept them separate. The **** stole a gun without all its parts.


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Old 09-21-2022, 10:21 PM   #19
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Wonder how many people were killed with your pistol in Chicago.
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Old 09-21-2022, 10:23 PM   #20
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Congratulations. I just got my stolen truck back and I’m like a pig in poo right now. I imagine you’re pretty excited too!
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Old 09-21-2022, 10:24 PM   #21
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Wow! I didnít know pistols could grow legs! Jk
Obviously you are too ignorant to understand guns.

If the can shoot and commit crimes on their own, you donít think they have enough sense to walk away?

Some peopleÖÖ





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Old 09-21-2022, 10:28 PM   #22
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In about 1987 I was on night shift and recovered a revolver that came back as stolen from Detroit, MI.
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Old 09-21-2022, 10:43 PM   #23
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I feel sorry for the guy in Chicago. Goes through all the background checks, pays the I own a gun tax only to have it taken from him when he registers the gun. Poor fella.


I had one stolen about 25yrs ago, Iíve given up.
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Old 09-21-2022, 11:16 PM   #24
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To make a long story short I had my truck broke into back in Dec. of 2015 at my house along with several other people in the neighborhood. Several break-ins where caught on camera but no one was ever arrested. I got a phone call last week from the Sheriffís office asking me if I wanted my gun back. Obviously I said yes then I asked where it was recovered and he said Chicago Illinois. Crazy that it traveled from Diana TX to Illinois but I guess since you canít purchase Guns in Chicago it makes sense. The gun is in excellent condition but does need to be cleaned up.
I had a 9MM S&W stolen from a home burglary in Houston many years ago. It was found maybe 5 years late in a drug bust in San Antonio. Detectives said it was pretty dirty and they tried to file the serial number off but if I wanted it back I'd have to go through my insurance company since they had paid for the loss. Insurance company wanted me to pay back the full amount they had paid for gun that was now no where worth the same value. I let them keep it.

Different story, BIL in Nevada had an AR15 stolen. It was recovered in Houston. Detective called him, said they had it, but he was retiring in two weeks and if BIL could pick it up before the detective's retirement it would be a lot easier process. After some discussion, they agreed to release it to me and all turned out well!
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Old 09-21-2022, 11:21 PM   #25
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They must be mistaken, guns are illegal in Chicago...

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that's their argument for NATION WIDE gun control; so they can't grow legs.

I guess they don't think about enforcing Federal Crime until a Repu............, never mind.

BTW; congratulations. I told the police who stole mine(in a round about way) and they did nothing..
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Old 09-22-2022, 06:08 AM   #26
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Wonder how many people were killed with your pistol in Chicago.
I would assume Chicago would test fire and enter the case in brass Trax prior to returning it. At least thats how most agencies in Texas do it.



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Old 09-22-2022, 06:16 AM   #27
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Wonder how many people were killed with your pistol in Chicago.
Seeing the stats for Chicago, itís a safe bet many were injured but not killed. Must be something about holding it sideways. Pew pew pew on the run.
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Old 09-22-2022, 07:11 AM   #28
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I got a 30-30 back that was stolen back in '84. Around 2010 I got the call it had been found and was thrown out of a drug running truck that was running from Border Control in the valley. It's had some scuffs but still usable.
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Old 09-22-2022, 07:43 AM   #29
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Lost a 25-06 in 2009 and this gives me hope I will get it back.
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:58 AM   #30
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Im suprised that Chicago actually... gave it back. As in im suprised they didnt just destroy it and in their mind get one more gun out of commission.
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Old 09-22-2022, 10:09 AM   #31
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Wow, cool deal


I know a guy that bought a used custom rifle and had a bunch of additional work done to it. He hunting in Mexico and when they checked it on the border they said it was stolen. Long story guy wanted it back, he got a better gun back than he had stolen
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Old 09-22-2022, 10:15 AM   #32
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Good that you got it back but surprised that Chicago released it.
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Old 09-22-2022, 11:08 AM   #33
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It would be interesting to know all that gun has been through and done.
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Old 09-22-2022, 11:14 AM   #34
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So your pistol was caught in an unauthorized area, arrested, and deported back to the last known residence.

Congrats on the recovery.
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Old 09-22-2022, 11:30 AM   #35
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You just reminded me to update my gun information file. I’m surprised this thread is full of people getting them back - I’ve been told that most people don’t have an inventory list or serials by an insurance buddy of mine.
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Old 09-22-2022, 11:46 AM   #36
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You just reminded me to update my gun information file. Iím surprised this thread is full of people getting them back - Iíve been told that most people donít have an inventory list or serials by an insurance buddy of mine.
I have a list and Iím the only one in possession of it.
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Old 09-22-2022, 11:48 AM   #37
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Fantastic luck! I have had 3 Glocks stolen over the years. Never got one back.
Stop buying glocks!!!
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Old 09-22-2022, 12:49 PM   #38
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lol I was gonna say I wonder how many bodies are on it now but somebody beat me to it.

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Nah they don't actually want to catch anyone up there, it just causes paperwork when they immediately release them.
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Old 09-22-2022, 01:40 PM   #39
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I have a list and Iím the only one in possession of it.
I have an inventory list with photo's for both firearms and bows. It also needs updating.
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