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Agreed. Who knows, they may actually be able to go out there and find it too!Sredfield wrote:You might want to notify the local law enforcement, this just doesn't sound good.
If it's not registered in your name that's not a worry. Did you fill out the paperwork on it when you bought it, or did you buy it from a private party? It wouldn't hurt to report it, though. Some people are honest enough to turn things in to the "lost and found!"drbiner wrote:The authorities aren't going to take the time to go out and look for a lost gun. You should definately report it lost so that if anyone else finds it and uses it for a crime they won't trace it back and pin it on you.
Michael MaGarrity's book "Tularosa: A Kevin Kerney Novel" plays off the idea of long-lost and then recovered military weapons. Not heavy literature by any means, but a good light read--or as I do--listen on audio books.azsixshooter wrote:Zane Gray lost a rifle from a scabbord on his horse once while racing down a trail with his son near Tonto Bridge. Both he and his cowboy guide went back and looked all over for it, but were never able to find it. I wonder if it's still out there somewhere, what a cool thing that would be to find, though I'm sure it's probably all but disintegrated by now.
Also a couple of cavalry guys were traveling through the Superstitions a long time ago going from Fort Picketpost to Fort McDowell and got attacked by Apaches. Supposedly they stashed a crate of 24 mint Colt Army Single Actions somewhere that were never recovered. Now that would be awesome to come across, especially if they were well-packed, greased and stashed in a cave or somewhere that would protect them from the elements.
Anyway, I hope your friend finds his gun. I'm sure he'll be more careful in the future, keeping track of your weapon is the only good kind of gun control there is. Even cops lose their weapons sometimes.
Yeah, and the other thing Hillerman pointed out was that often times in the old John Ford movies, Navajos were hired as extras to play "Sioux" or "Cheyenne" so that when they were speaking in their own language, it was supposed to sound like "Sioux." Actually they would say all kinds of crazy things in Navajo, make rude jokes, etc., so that when actual Navajos saw the movies, they would just be in stitches!kingsnake wrote:MY favorite Tony Hillerman scene -- I think it was in "Sacred Clowns" -- was where the Navajo (maybe it was Hopi) were at a drive in watching a cowboy & indians movies and cheering when the cavalry got their pumpkin kicked.
Yeah, you could almost hear his publisher, "hurry up with the next one, Tony!"Rob del Desierto wrote:I love Hillerman, but his later novels were far too easy to figure out. You knew who the bad guy was like 25 pages in.
We once had a butter-bar leave one in a Port-O-Let out on a range. That was one of the few times I saw a senior NCO light into an officer while all of the other officers stood by and watched...kingsnake wrote:Guess it was at least good it was a civilian gun. In the military, someone loses a gun, the whole base is locked down until it is found. It is not a career-enhancing move!