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Posted: 3/14/2011 2:54:14 PM EST
A crate full of exotic rifles... think original Sig 550 series rifles. They are semi-auto, the serials are not defaced, the barrels are of legal length... the rifles are 100% compliant with the law. You found them on public land. They were not accidentally left here, somebody took some care to hide them. Being as they are on public land, it is not like you could track down the property owner... well technically you are the property owner if you want to pick nits.

What do you do?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:56:12 PM EST
What guns?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:57:56 PM EST
I didn't find any guns?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:58:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 2:58:49 PM EST by Renegade13B]
I believe the proper course of action would be to secure said dangerous items for public safety, and then check with local law enforcement to ensure that the serial numbers do not match any reports of stolen firearms.

Sometimes I don't always follow the proper course of action
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:58:35 PM EST
make sure a big mexican doesnt come looking for me.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:58:59 PM EST
Take them and have fun. Yay! New guns!
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:59:22 PM EST
What guns?

All I found was an empty hole in the ground.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:59:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By ccosby:
What guns?


Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:00:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By buckwheat762:
make sure a big mexican doesnt come looking for me.


or just look for some sort of transmitter from the 80s
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:03:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 3:05:01 PM EST by Caboose314]
I'd probably leave a note saying "I know you are an arfcommer, so post a call out thread in The Pit. Winner keeps the guns.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:05:02 PM EST
Not mine, then I don't mess with them.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:06:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By ccosby:
What guns?


Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:07:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By oldschool63:
Originally Posted By ccosby:
What guns?




Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:07:30 PM EST
I hide in plain sight with my tactical crisp packet ghillie suit, and wait for them to turn up.

If they are godless commie bastards, bayonet charge them with my racing spoon. If they are pikeys, I offer to trade one and some ammo for a used caravan.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:10:57 PM EST
The one thing I wouldn't do is notify the authoritays!

I'd almost certainly leave them, or cover them a little better, then walk away.

The only reason I would take them is if for some reason I was convinced they were left for nefarious purposes. ie terrorists, someone looking to create mayhem in my AO, that sort of thing. But I would have to be convinced of that likelihood.


I wouldn't bother with the authoritays though. Probably just keep 'em for themselves anyhow and judging by the way one them blathers on here it might merely be turning them over to the Enemy.

One thing to take note of, however, would be a concealed game camera or something along those lines. Sure something to think about.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:11:14 PM EST
make some cash by selling them to the local gun buy back.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:12:16 PM EST
Wow. 90% would take them?

Damn, you guys aren't trustworthy at all. No shit.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:14:10 PM EST
Stake out the place
look for game cameras or any other type of monitoring of the location

lose them all in a boating accident
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:14:50 PM EST
I'd leave'em be.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:15:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dragonslayer556:
Wow. 90% would take them?

Damn, you guys aren't trustworthy at all. No shit.


Something left hidden on non-private property is pretty much abandoned... we're not talking about walking down the street and finding a wallet. We're talking about firearms hidden on public land, nobody lost them by accident.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:15:59 PM EST
Run screaming like a little girl. Guns are icky!
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:16:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dragonslayer556:
Wow. 90% would take them?

Damn, you guys aren't trustworthy at all. No shit.

I tend to keep abandoned and unclaimed items of value that I find.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:16:45 PM EST
Who's forest are we talking about here?

Seems to me the honest thing to do would be to notify the owner.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:17:09 PM EST
I've been called a lot of things over the years, but "nit-picker"wasn't one of them.

what guns were we talkng about, again?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:17:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:17:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Renegade13B:
I believe the proper course of action would be to secure said dangerous items for public safety, and then check with local law enforcement to ensure that the serial numbers do not match any reports of stolen firearms.

Sometimes I don't always follow the proper course of action


Yep, but check for booby traps first.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:18:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
What guns?

All I found was an empty hole in the ground.

You're lucky...I didn't even find a hole in the ground.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:18:14 PM EST
Excuse me, I never got the crate. Can you drop off another one?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:18:42 PM EST
I saw an empty hole back yonder, not sure what guns you mean, mister.

Kharn
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:18:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By FredMan:
Who's forest are we talking about here?

Seems to me the honest thing to do would be to notify the owner.


Did you bother to read the OP? Public land.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:20:00 PM EST
Mind my own business -
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:20:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Originally Posted By Dragonslayer556:
Wow. 90% would take them?

Damn, you guys aren't trustworthy at all. No shit.


Something left hidden on non-private property is pretty much abandoned... we're not talking about walking down the street and finding a wallet. We're talking about firearms hidden on public land, nobody lost them by accident.


They weren't leaving them there as a donation to the next jackleg that happens through the woods either.

Aint none of my business, and I'd do my best to keep it that way.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:20:45 PM EST
Keep them and give one to every one of my family and friends for Shit Hit The Fan situations.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:23:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By ziarifleman:

Originally Posted By Dragonslayer556:
Wow. 90% would take them?

Damn, you guys aren't trustworthy at all. No shit.

I tend to keep abandoned and unclaimed items of value that I find.


No doubt.

Taking shit that doesn't belong to you is called stealing.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:24:31 PM EST
I don't have your guns.

This post is not the way "to go about" getting your guns back.

Leave me alone.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:25:40 PM EST
Poll Fail.

Need option for "Take 'em; advise authorities; and run ad in newspaper in attempt to locate owner."

If they identify, then return them and refuse reward.

If no one claims them, follow state law for abandoned property.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:26:03 PM EST
Lol yup. See if there's a transmitter. I don't feel like playing heads or tails with Anton.

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Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:26:36 PM EST
The first thing I wouldn't do is post about it online.

Remember the "I found a Thompson in an old farm house" thread ?...
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:26:43 PM EST
I thought the answer would be obvious guys- I'd take them to Mexico to sell them... That's how they get there you know
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:26:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 3:27:07 PM EST by ED_P]
I don't know if I'd want to deal with SIGs Customer Service. I'd probably leave them there.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:27:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Originally Posted By Dragonslayer556:
Wow. 90% would take them?

Damn, you guys aren't trustworthy at all. No shit.


Something left hidden on non-private property is pretty much abandoned... we're not talking about walking down the street and finding a wallet. We're talking about firearms hidden on public land, nobody lost them by accident.


They're not "abandoned".
The OP makes it clear that they appear to have been stashed or cached.

They aren't "YOURS".


Well, if nothing else, this thread lowers my already low opinion of humans with regards to ethics, morality and decency. Sometimes I am left to wonder if I am a different species. I sure don't have much in common with monkeys.


Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:27:49 PM EST
You have to call the police and report them. If not I believe they can charge you with theft by finding. If you report them and no one claims them with proof after 30 days they are yours.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:28:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dragonslayer556:
Well, if nothing else, this thread lowers my already low opinion of humans with regards to ethics, morality and decency. Sometimes I am left to wonder if I am a different species. I sure don't have much in common with monkeys.



And on that bombshell, I suggest you log out. And never login again.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:29:09 PM EST
As I am not in the habit of taking things that do not belong to me, probably just leave them alone.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:31:26 PM EST
Technically it's considered "treasure trove" (intentionally hidden property) under common law and would likely belong to whoever finds it if the original owner does not make any sort of claim. I think under the law if you did something considered reasonable to allow the original owner to make a claim. Like leaving a note with your phone number (or at least a phone number where you could be reached, aka a burner phone), so that the original owner could contact you, then you can keep it. I could be wrong though.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:31:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dragonslayer556:
Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Originally Posted By Dragonslayer556:
Wow. 90% would take them?

Damn, you guys aren't trustworthy at all. No shit.


Something left hidden on non-private property is pretty much abandoned... we're not talking about walking down the street and finding a wallet. We're talking about firearms hidden on public land, nobody lost them by accident.


They're not "abandoned".
The OP makes it clear that they appear to have been stashed or cached.

They aren't "YOURS".


Well, if nothing else, this thread lowers my already low opinion of humans with regards to ethics, morality and decency. Sometimes I am left to wonder if I am a different species. I sure don't have much in common with monkeys.




I'm guessing you have no legal right to cache weapons on public land... so if you can't legally cache them, and you left them, that leaves abandonment as to legal status.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:31:58 PM EST
You're having sex with a woman you picked up off the street. During intercourse, you discover that she is actually a transexual. Do you:

A. Pull out
B. Finish

Time is a factor.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:32:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:32:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By ziarifleman:

Originally Posted By Dragonslayer556:
Well, if nothing else, this thread lowers my already low opinion of humans with regards to ethics, morality and decency. Sometimes I am left to wonder if I am a different species. I sure don't have much in common with monkeys.



And on that bombshell, I suggest you log out. And never login again.


I don't come here for you, sweetcheeks. If everyone here were like you, I'd already be gone.

One is left to consider that not everyone is...well, like you, though clearly you are in the majority with regards to justifying theft if it is tempting enough.

Even Sodom had a couple of good people.....MAYBE....
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:33:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By smb980:
I didn't find any guns?


Great avatar!


Aviator
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:34:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dragonslayer556:

They're not "abandoned".
The OP makes it clear that they appear to have been stashed or cached.

They aren't "YOURS".


Well, if nothing else, this thread lowers my already low opinion of humans with regards to ethics, morality and decency. Sometimes I am left to wonder if I am a different species. I sure don't have much in common with monkeys.




Seriously?
I would like to sell you a bridge.
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