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Thieves got me.
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sadder and wiser    Posted 11-04-2003 at 19:43:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Moved twice in the last five years and haven't had much time for hobbies like target shoting and reloading. Had some spare time and figgered I'd get my loading bench set up in the attic. While unpacking the boxes of dies, moulds and shells, I realized that an entire box of reloading equipment was missing as well as three rifles. I am really PO'd. I last saw two of the rifles here in the house about the beginning of the summer. Now they're gone. Can't think of who might have took em. The dogs are always here in the yard so it had to be someone they know.
The puzzle, is that of the stuff i had, the most valuable stuff was sitting right next to the stuff taken. One of the rifles was custom made, (not very well mind you) and the twits left the bolt, and extra barrels. So what flippin good is the thing to them. A whole box of my dies is missing along with my loading press. Fortunately, some of the stuff is very rare and custom made by me with my mark on it.

ATW/WA    Posted 11-05-2003 at 10:56:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It hurts probably the fact that your castle has been intruded upon as much as the loss.

I had a friend loose 32 rifles, 27 pistols and about 20 knives.
Most all of it was collector’s items.

The two custom rifles he inherited from his folks,
a matched pair His' and Her's 270 WIN MAG
had his parents’ first and last name instead of a manufactures name on the barrel.

Unfortunately, it turned out to be an inside job, the family was torn apart.

However it resulted in my purchase of a gun safe, the following week I was broke into.
They went directly to my old glass front gun cabinet and broke into it.
They made off with three BB guns.

Still burned my butt, not the monetary loss
but the fact my home was broken into and possessions taken to support someone else’s drug habits.
And weapons that I owned ended up on the street for illicit sales.
But I would like to have seen their faces when they realized what they had their hands on.

I feel for you.


deadcarp    Posted 11-04-2003 at 21:07:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
i'm missing 2 pistols lately - a colt 25 auto and a nice black powder muzzle loader that was a gift - and my handiest tool box and everything in it - i think my boys took them and sold them when i got sick and they thought i wouldn't be coming back. at this point, i'm not sure which one is telling me truth and the guns are still gone so naturally the boys are too. great world, ain't it? made some major adjustments when i started finding things out, so at least now it's just me & ma and the 2 cats and life should get more restful this winter. they're sure gonna be surprised when they someday open the gun safe and find it long empty - already got burned once - never again :)

Ron/PA    Posted 11-05-2003 at 01:08:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
This has got to be one of the saddest posts I've ever read, and yet I know what you are going through. I watched my brother go through it with his son. The kid finally seems to be getting his act together, (40 years old) but nothing is sadder than not trusting your own kids.

Les    Posted 11-05-2003 at 02:56:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Family will cause you the most heartache of anybody.
A friend of mine took care of his maiden aunt in her declining years. Did everything for her. Tended to all her affairs and I mean everything, not expecting anything in return. None of his brothers, sister, or cousins would lift a finger to help him or the old lady.
But when she died, all the cousins except one got together and decided that Bernie had managed to hide some of Aunt Ruth's money (she didn't have any. All she had was land.) and that there must be a big stash of it somewhere that they wanted to get their fair share of. So they sued Bernard. His bank accounts were frozen and they really hamstrung him and put him through a wringer for over a year.
Well, he ended up winning the case and the other 7 were ordered to pay his legal expenses. But the victory was pretty hollow for Bernard. Except for the one brother who stuck with him, he will have nothing to do with the rest of them for as long as he lives. The damage is permanent.
No good deed goes unpunished.

Grove r    Posted 11-05-2003 at 02:45:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, I hate ta hear that....guess I must be extremely lucky...have two boys and three girls, I trust them with everything, [youngest is 33], and god help anybody that tries to rip any one of us off....seems so natural to look out for each other....and yet I see others like you say, ready and waiting in the background to do their dirty deeds......R.E.L.

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