Texas Stolen Gun Info - What to do.

Discussion in 'Stolen Property & Criminality' started by pawncop, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. whit128

    whit128 Member

    It is a civil issue and you should seek civil remedy. Good luck
     


  2. pawncop

    pawncop Active Member

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    Kerbouchard,

    You have a very valid question, and I would always recommend getting identication when you buy a firearm from someone you do not know. If the person is unwilling to identify who they are then I would be very leery of doing business with them.

    That being said, I have done this very thing when I was younger and have never had any problem with any transaction except for one. I purchased a rifle from my brother in law, and it turned out to be stolen. Oh well.

    As to your second question, I have never heard of any problem with a serial number being used that was posted on a board or anywhere else. I have heard and read some off the wall theories but am unaware of any situation created.
     
  3. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Wow, lots of good information, thanks pawncop.
     
  4. dangerbear

    dangerbear New Member

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    My missing .357

    PawnCop,

    Recently I realized that my snubnose S&W .357 had come up missing. The problem is since I last saw it (approx three weeks ago) I have done a bit of traveling. I've been everywhere from Austin to Fentress to San Marcos to Houston and to Galveston. The only people who had access to the gun where myself and my fiancé. The past few weeks have been rather hectic but I believed (until recently) that the gun was in my car. I drive a prius and it hasn't been broken into. Also it should be noted that I travel with a considerable amount of valuables and it would seem if anyone could have gotten into my car undetected they would have taken more than a gun that was hidden and less expensive than other guns I was traveling with. The last place I absolutely remember seeing it was in Fentress at my fiancés mothers house but it was where it should have been which was in the back of my car in my bag. My fiancé re-organized the car that afternoon but she claims not to have seen it (which she wouldn't have if she didn't look in my bag) This has been driving me up the wall since I noticed it gone and I have tripple checked every location I have been and gone through everything I own and my vehicle numerous times. I'm not the type to lose things in general and I hate to wrongfully suspect those close to me but I'd reallly like to get my gun back. I do indeed have the serial number. How should I go about reporting it not knowing exactly what city in Texas it came up missing in and is there any way to check if has been pawned on a state wide level?

    Thank you in advance for any help you may provide.
     
  5. pawncop

    pawncop Active Member

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    dangerbear,

    I would suggest that you fill a report with the city you live in. The report is a lost/missing gun. Contact me via PM or e-mail if you have additional questions.
     
  6. pattrick

    pattrick New Member

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    very good information
     
  7. tx_transplant

    tx_transplant Active Member TGT Supporter

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    Pawncop-
    Super advice regarding recording your firearm info. What I have done is to create a Word document with all of the weapon info (make, model, serial, etc) and then inserted a photo of the weapon. Just to be redundant, I keep a copy on my work computer, just in case my home PC would go wandering, or crash.
     
  8. pawncop

    pawncop Active Member

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    tx transplant,

    I use a spreadsheet program with all the data I listed as well as date of manufacture and other information important to me.

    Also keep a copy at work.

    I am glad you find the information helpful.
     
  9. lmike

    lmike New Member

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    Return our stolen property.

    We were victims of a burglary/larceny in June of 2012. Couple of young druggies entered our property and stole some items from our RV (TV & misc. small items) and autos (an IPod & .38 S&W revolver). They were caught in the act by the neighbor across the street in the midst of stealing his property. Harris Counts Sheriffs Dept. was called (by us & the neighbor), they arrived and arrested the ne'er do well couple. Due to the circumstances - that I still don't understand - none of our property could be searched for so none of it was recovered. Except for the gun. Harris County found and recovered that right away. The young duo spent a few weeks in the slammer and plead out. But our gun is still in the possession of Harris County. Numerous phone calls are met with excuses such as they have to run ballistics or finish some other detail. I think they have no intention of returning our property. My wife and I are God fearing, law abiding, tax paying citizens, who feel like they are getting the run around. Any ideas or avenues we can pursue for the return of our property?

    Great site. Great topic. Need some info/advice.
     
  10. dtownmj

    dtownmj Active Member

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    great info thanks!
     


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