Yep. Horrible thing too. Not that the guns were of particular value, just family heirlooms. Like a Remington auto .35 cal, S/N 504, bought new and owned by my grandfather and passed down to my father and to me. Made so early it didn't have a model number on it. Later designated as a Model 8....Also stolen at the same time was a Colt single action in 45 cal that was owned by my great grandfather including holster and belt. The belt had original cartridges that my great grandfather had placed there in the 1890s.....they were removed periodically just to be cleaned.
This theft occurred back in 1985 and it took me a couple of months using all my "Columbo" skills to track down the guilty party. My own nephew. He had taken these guns to trade them for approximately $30 worth of drugs.
No - never had one stolen thankfully. My friend had his .357 revolver stolen from his truck. It was a royal pain in the ass and the paperwork the police had him fill out was no fun. This was about 12 years ago so I do not know what that process is like today.
You know, I put thieves in the same category as murderers, rapist, and child molesters. I can't stand thieves. I haven't had any "real" guns stolen from me, but I've had plenty of airguns, airsoft, slingshots, crossbow pistols, etc. stolen from me. :x
Yes! Came home from a hunting trip last year to find that my house had been broken into. Only thing stolen was two rifles, and a bunch of rolled coins, about $500 worth. Left everything else in the house along, Also broke into the shop and stole a chainsaw. Deupty sheriff came out and took the report, which felt like he was investigating me. Why would he need my social sec # for me to report that someone stole my Dad's old Springfield 30-40 Krag and an old Mossberg "chuckster"? another reason to love California living. I told the officer that 2 months before that I had to order ammo for the Krag, which took over a month to get. Only one place in this area to get ammo. I have never heard back.