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Posted: 8/20/2006 7:27:35 PM EDT
I doubt it will turn up here, but please keep an eye out for it anyway.  Stolen yesterday, 08/19/06.

Model: Colt A3 Tactical Carbine, 5.56
Serial #:BD00286X

Notable items: Magpul CTR pre-production stock, ARMS #40 flip-up rear, YHM free-float RAS, forward grip with surefire G2.

Thanks for reading.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 7:48:01 PM EDT
[#1]
Check the local pawn and gun shops.  Call the police ad let them know.

Did you trade someone local for it and give them your address?

Call gun shops and let them know.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 7:59:33 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:00:13 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:06:08 PM EDT
[#4]
Damn, best to you getting it back.

Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:26:40 PM EDT
[#5]

Quoted:
Also make sure you put this up in the WA Hometown forum.  I know I'm not the only WA cop that checks that section of the board.


You and me both (I'm LE as well).

As yes, it was documented, reported stolen, and I have an incident number to go along with it. 90 rounds of ammo (in 3 mags) was in the case as well.

Serial # was BD.

No prints taken, as they simply smashed the vehicle window open and grabbed the case.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:28:51 PM EDT
[#6]
Bummer!  Sorry to hear that, man.  Was this one of the ones in Stick's CTR thread?
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:34:23 PM EDT
[#7]
That sucks man. Call the pawn shops ASAP, that seems to be the first place fucktards dump the guns they steal.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:34:37 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:35:16 PM EDT
[#9]
was this your duty weapon?  this criminal apparently picked the wrong person to rob.

hope you get your gun back. check gunbroker and other auction sites
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:35:16 PM EDT
[#10]

Quoted:
Bummer!  Sorry to hear that, man.  Was this one of the ones in Stick's CTR thread?


Nope, I had not had time to snap any pics.  I just installed the Magpul goodies on it Friday night.  
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:36:55 PM EDT
[#11]

Quoted:
was this your duty weapon?  this criminal apparently picked the wrong person to rob.

hope you get your gun back. check gunbroker and other auction sites


Personal weapon.  It was my day off.  Planned to stop by the range, but decided to take the dog for a walk first... when I came back to my vehicle.... suprise!
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:52:00 PM EDT
[#12]
Im sorry man that really sucks.  I hope they catch the bastard.  Hopefully you can get your car insurance to pay for it. That would be a plus to a terrible situation. Good luck
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:58:55 PM EDT
[#13]

Quoted:
Im sorry man that really sucks.  I hope they catch the bastard.  Hopefully you can get your car insurance to pay for it. That would be a plus to a terrible situation. Good luck


I just picked up a new insurance carrier, so it's not in my best interest to make a claim.

I'm getting the window replaced tomorrow for $250, so that's not too bad.  As for the rifle...

Home owner's might cover it, but I'm not getting too excited.  It's not just the value, it's just the flagrant disrespect.

Did I mention my vehicle is a 2006 with 600 miles on it?  Nice, huh?
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 9:06:39 PM EDT
[#14]
Sounds like someone has been casing you for awhile. Probably a neighborhood junkie/crackhead/gangbanger etc. Sorry for your loss & hope you see it again, hopefully unmolested.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 9:27:30 PM EDT
[#15]
It does sound like someone WATCHED you load the rifle into the vehicle and leave w/ your dog.  Nobody just happened to walk/drive past, see the rifle inside, then commit to a smash'n'grab.

Be sure to watch the closest pawn shops like a hawk.  Whoever did this is as dumb as dirt, and won't go too far to unload it.  Put flyers up locally and offer some reward cash.

ETA:  Yesterday was 19Aug06 -- Today => 8/20.  Was it taken Saturday?  What locale of WA?
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 4:11:20 AM EDT
[#16]
So you left a weapon sitting in your car?
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 4:12:34 AM EDT
[#17]
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Quoted:
It does sound like someone WATCHED you load the rifle into the vehicle and leave w/ your dog.  Nobody just happened to walk/drive past, see the rifle inside, then commit to a smash'n'grab.

Be sure to watch the closest pawn shops like a hawk.  Whoever did this is as dumb as dirt, and won't go too far to unload it.  Put flyers up locally and offer some reward cash.

ETA:  Yesterday was 19Aug06 -- Today => 8/20.  Was it taken Saturday?  What locale of WA?


What do you mean nobody just happened to see it? Of course they did. No different then walking by and seeing something else they want. In this case it just happened to be a gun.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 4:49:19 AM EDT
[#18]
If it even looks like an unattended gun case, people will smash and grab.

A friend of mine had WWII miniatures he hand-painted in a 'gun-like' case sitting in his car. Walked away for 10 minutes, came back and you can guess what he found missing.

What sucks is that his stuff is probably in a dumpster now once the idiot opened it up and realized what it was.

In any case, good luck man. I hope they catch the moron. We'll all be looking.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 8:27:11 AM EDT
[#19]

Quoted:

Quoted:
It does sound like someone WATCHED you load the rifle into the vehicle and leave w/ your dog.  Nobody just happened to walk/drive past, see the rifle inside, then commit to a smash'n'grab.

Be sure to watch the closest pawn shops like a hawk.  Whoever did this is as dumb as dirt, and won't go too far to unload it.  Put flyers up locally and offer some reward cash.

ETA:  Yesterday was 19Aug06 -- Today => 8/20.  Was it taken Saturday?  What locale of WA?


What do you mean nobody just happened to see it? Of course they did. No different then walking by and seeing something else they want. In this case it just happened to be a gun.



Sorry, I live in WA, and on my side of the state, at least, the smash'n'grab style of robbery is only now starting to become common.  If this was at the man's home, odds are there just isn't  enough 'traffic' past his car for this to have happened in the amount of time he was gone with the dog.

I leave valuables in my car all the time, sometimes firearms -- This style of theft is one I fear most.   I don't even have a new vehicle.

 

I'd like to get my hands on the mothe
 Nevermind      


Link Posted: 8/21/2006 8:34:09 AM EDT
[#20]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Im sorry man that really sucks.  I hope they catch the bastard.  Hopefully you can get your car insurance to pay for it. That would be a plus to a terrible situation. Good luck


I just picked up a new insurance carrier, so it's not in my best interest to make a claim.

I'm getting the window replaced tomorrow for $250, so that's not too bad.  As for the rifle...

Home owner's might cover it, but I'm not getting too excited. It's not just the value, it's just the flagrant disrespect.

Did I mention my vehicle is a 2006 with 600 miles on it?  Nice, huh?


Are you an NRA member?

If so you have coverage for your guns if they're stolen (up to $1,000). Give them a call and they'll send you some paperwork to fill out. You will need something from your homeowners Ins. saying they'll not cover the loss of a gun.


ETA: www.locktonrisk.com/nrains/armscareClaimProcess.pdf
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 9:01:54 AM EDT
[#21]
I know what you are going through!  I had a custom Colt 1911 stolen out of my uncle’s vehicle in WA years ago (yes I was a LEO at the time) and I still haven’t heard anything on it.  

Do two things.  1). Make up a data sheet on the weapon with any pictures of a similar looking one.  2).  Make contact with ALL the little nickel add centers, pawn shops, gun shops, LE Agencies in WA, OR, ID, and get them a copy with contact info A.S.A.P.

Offer a reward for the return of the weapon can hurt (Even if you do a “No Questions Asked”!) and may help get it off the streets before someone get hurt or kill.  It takes some time to put it together, but it needs to be done.

Hope this helps and ya get it back soon!

ArticWolf
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:14:25 PM EDT
[#22]
I can empathize.....I was the victim of the "ultimate" smash and grab about 11 months. Had a 400 pound safe drug out of my house while I was at work with 2 Ar's, 3 Weatherby Deluxe's, a few shotguns and 22's, Kimber 1911, 2 S&W pistols, a ruger sinlge six, and a partridge in a pair tree!!!!!here
Long story short....The Kimber was recovered about 3 weeks later by police in a neighboring city and the debauchery at my local police department associated with it's recovery led a few members of the State police and ATF to believe the burglary was orchistrated by someone in my local gun records department....and I concur. However, nobody seems to have the desire and/or manpower to investigate.  head.gif

I hope you have better luck than I and you get your rifle back, good luck!
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:28:54 PM EDT
[#23]
Let all of us learn from his mistake, never ever leave anything you do not want stolen in a vehicle.  Theives will break into your car even for a single CD.  I am an LEO and i see this all the time.  If you absolutely have to leave a firearm in an unattended vehicle put it in the trunk or take the time to leave it somewhere safe.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:29:37 PM EDT
[#24]
I've woken up in cold sweets dreaming about this kind of shit! Will your homeowners insurance going to cover some of the loss??
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:34:15 PM EDT
[#25]

Quoted:
So you left a weapon sitting in your car?


This is common practice in alot of places. In fact it is so common where I am from I never even give it a second thought, no one does where I am from.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:44:14 PM EDT
[#26]
If you find the guy who took it, give him a swift kick in the nuts for all of here on arfcom.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:27:02 PM EDT
[#27]
Also watch Ebay for the parts that can sell on there. I had a motorcycle stolen and that's where part of it ended up. If YOU catch the guy give him a good solid punch in the kidneys for me. Good luck.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:33:49 PM EDT
[#28]
IS that a 6721 or one the rare Light weights? sorry about the loss, hope it gets back to you.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:44:07 PM EDT
[#29]
i agree with signalfive..... if you are leaving the "car" put them in the trunk.... did your new car/truck have an alarm?
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:52:55 PM EDT
[#30]
From a fellow washingtonian I'm sorry to hear of your loss.  I'm on the near portland side of the state.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:53:34 PM EDT
[#31]
 Man that sucks!  I have done the same thing a few times.  I'll load the truck up and then take the dog for a walk.  Now it's dog first then guns.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:58:58 PM EDT
[#32]
Man, that sucks. Sorry for your loss. I hope they catch the asshat who did it and hope you get your gun back. I had my storage unit broken into and a bunch of stuff stolen years back - it sucked.
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