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Old 05-15-2019, 09:25 PM   #551
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Gotta be a story for the pistol.

Looks like a duty pouch with 2 speed loaders and some keepers. Screams LE stuff

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:28 PM   #552
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what is the make / model of the pistola??
Looks like S&W model 15-4.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:28 PM   #553
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what is the make / model of the pistola??
Model 19??

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:28 PM   #554
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That what ty used to kill Hoffa?
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:31 PM   #555
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Good for you OP. Well, what am I going to do at work now?
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:33 PM   #556
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Nice find
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:36 PM   #557
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Model 19??

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I was assuming S&W as well...I would think some 357 ammo would be there if a 19 unless the LE had weak wrists.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:39 PM   #558
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so now is he in possession of evidence in a murder?
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:41 PM   #559
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Epic thread for the offseason blues! Thanks for taking us along
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:43 PM   #560
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Glad we got some closure. I may have missed it in the 10 pages of arm-chair quarterbacking, but how did you end up cracking it?
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:43 PM   #561
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Nice! Glad you finally got it open! Thanks for the ride
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:49 PM   #562
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Well, it’s been real and it’s been fun, but not real fun. Great now what am I gonna do every hour now???


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Exactly! Everyone was disappointed because he didn't get it open, now they're disappointed that the mystery is solved. Lol

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Old 05-15-2019, 10:02 PM   #563
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It’s the gun that shot Hoffa
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:04 PM   #564
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Glad I’ve been off tbh for a few days. Kinda like waiting for a whole season of a show to end so you can binge watch it all on Netflix. No commercials or wondering what’s gonna happen on the next episode. Cool thread. Wonder how much carpet has been ripped up by TBH’ers now???


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Old 05-15-2019, 10:15 PM   #565
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Way better ending than geraldos vault opening.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:19 PM   #566
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Well, not the ending everyone was hoping for, but he got in the safe.

Cool story he has to tell now
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:31 PM   #567
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I've always been told I was easily amused, guess it's true. Most people seem disappointed. The man found a safe in his home by accident. Worked his butt off to open it. Now has a free pistol and bullets with a hell of a story. That would be worth at least 2 years of holidays and birthdays for me. Congrats OP on a cool find and a reward for your hard work. I'd have a LE buddy run the serial number on the DL, if I were you.

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Old 05-15-2019, 10:39 PM   #568
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Thanks for taking us along, glad you got it open! Tough crowd here at times
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:49 PM   #569
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Great update! I will remove this thread from my list of most annoying threads. I'm glad you dodged the wrath of Burnadell and pulled out a good ending to the story.

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Old 05-15-2019, 11:00 PM   #570
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Glad we got some closure. I may have missed it in the 10 pages of arm-chair quarterbacking, but how did you end up cracking it?
It ended up being a 13x13x13 box. The box was only a 1/4 inch think so fairly easy to cut.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:00 PM   #571
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Great update! I will remove this thread from my list of most annoying threads. I'm glad you dodged the wrath of Burnadell a pulled out a good ending to the story.

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Naw. I would only be upset if he didn't give us the conclusion!

That pistol looks like a Colt Trooper to me.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:01 PM   #572
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Cool find! Thanks for taking us along.

Anyone not quite satisfied should consider or just go ahead and assume that vast riches may have been found, but not publicized on this public forum. Why would he?
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:03 PM   #573
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It ended up being a 13x13x13 box. The box was only a 1/4 inch think so fairly easy to cut.
...and the make/model of the pistol?
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:04 PM   #574
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Barney Fife called;....he wants his gun back! You can keep all but one of those bullets!


That, or it's the gun Connelly used to shoot Kennedy. There's a twist you didn't see comin'!!!


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Old 05-15-2019, 11:23 PM   #575
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Since when did Connelly shoot Kennedy?
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:06 AM   #576
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I believe that is a Model 36-1. That would be the "J" frame.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:41 AM   #577
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I thought it there was going to be a silver 38 Plymoth roadsters in there.

Nice score and great entertainment!!!

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Old 05-16-2019, 04:27 AM   #578
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After all was said and done - a happy ending!
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:41 AM   #579
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Im just glad this saga has found an end.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:26 AM   #580
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I had already bought the rope for the lynching if he didn't let us know what was found. I guess I can return the rope and go back to work now.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:59 AM   #581
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Good stuff! Is the pistol salvageable?


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Old 05-16-2019, 06:03 AM   #582
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Did we get a back story about the house?
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:17 AM   #583
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back to work we go....
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:26 AM   #584
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I've always been told I was easily amused, guess it's true. Most people seem disappointed. The man found a safe in his home by accident. Worked his butt off to open it. Now has a free pistol and bullets with a hell of a story. That would be worth at least 2 years of holidays and birthdays for me. Congrats OP on a cool find and a reward for your hard work. I'd have a LE buddy run the serial number on the DL, if I were you.

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I would have been happy if I found 2 sticks of Blackjack gum and a roll of dental floss.


Way to go OP!
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:35 AM   #585
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Thank you sir for letting us tag along. Cool thread!
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:56 AM   #586
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Possibly a military issued pistol. I have one from my biological Dad that looks almost the same.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:20 AM   #587
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Nice find!
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:29 AM   #588
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I'm glad you got it open! Now if you find anything out about the pistol let us know.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:36 AM   #589
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Cool find. How come safe cracker didn't post pics himself?

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Old 05-16-2019, 07:40 AM   #590
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Better than an empty rolex box and deposit slips
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:53 AM   #591
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I bet that gun has at lease one murder under the grip.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:53 AM   #592
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Cool finds none the less. Not the treasure we all hoped for...But.
Ya can't have everything. It was fun, thanks and glad it was no hoax.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:05 AM   #593
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Kinda sad its over...now I have to go back to work.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:15 AM   #594
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Thanks for following thru and congrats on the newly acquired pistol!


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Old 05-16-2019, 08:22 AM   #595
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I'm glad that's over with!
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:23 AM   #596
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Not a disappointing ending at all! Sure it wasn't full of gold bars, but those smith & wesson pistols are nice. It sure beat finding an some empty ammo boxes after all that work. I'd be getting the rust off that pistol today. I bet it was stuck in that holster and that is why it rusted like it did. Cool find!
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:26 AM   #597
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Looks like a S&W Model 15, probably a -2.

Let us know what model the revolver is.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:28 AM   #598
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The only reasonable thing left is the take the floor out completely. House too if necessary. The wife will understand.
HA! HA! HA!

I am pretty sure that's some people's mentality on this whole deal, at this point.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:41 AM   #599
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I would have thought it would have been pretty odd for somebody to take the time to install a floor safe, in concrete. And then leave valuables inside of it.

Seems even more odd, that a LEO would leave a service weapon and ammo behind. Or that they would store a service weapon in such a manner. Would be interested in whom the previous owners were, in most counties you can look it up on the appraisal districts website.

Thanks for the ride and closure OP!
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:41 AM   #600
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I am not sure who he was hiding that pistol from. But it was not much good for self defense, locked up tight in that floor safe. Nice pistol, not very old, but a nice pistol. I like Smiths they are good guns. To buy and have that nice of a safe installed and you put your service revolver in there with a lot of ammo. Maybe the wife said no guns in the house and or he was trying to make sure the wife did not get to the pistol, because she might have shot him with it. But then she just poisoned him with antifreeze. Then sold the house and took off with her boyfriend. I am guessing whoever put that gun there died, however and nobody else knew the safe was in the floor. Why else would you move out of a house and leave a gun and a lot of ammo in the floor of the house.

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