Officers looking into theft of WWII gun

A Smith and Wesson .357 revolver was stolen, the report said, along with a Browning 1911 from World War II given to the man by his father.
Sandusky Register Staff
Feb 18, 2014

Two firearms were stolen from a locked cabinet in a Timber Lake Lane home sometime during the past two months — one of them, the owner said, was a relic from World War II.

On Sunday evening, the guns’ owner contacted Perkins police after finding two handguns missing from his locked gun cabinet in his basement, according to a police report.

A Smith and Wesson .357 revolver was stolen, the report said, along with a Browning 1911 from World War II given to the man by his father. He last handled the weapons in December and valued each at about $500.

There were no signs of forced entry on the cabinet or basement doors, though the man did find the cabinet’s backing ripped up, the report said. The thief left three rifles, two swords, a pellet gun and ammunition untouched.

The owner could not say for sure who might be to blame, the report said. Officers opened an investigation into the theft.

Comments

mikeylikesit

i bet both of those guns are worth more than $500 each..

mikeylikesit

i also bet it's possible one of those guns might be in some 15 year old punk's hands, pointed at a couple brothers..

santown419

Maybe your brother.

Professor Playdoh

Half million+ dollar homes in there. No Alarms?? No Gun Safe? No forced entry? Frisk the maid...Bad Bad Gun Owner..

Unassumer

the article reads, 'the guns’ owner contacted Perkins police after finding two handguns missing from his locked gun cabinet in his basement,...' so someone that was able to open the lock, had a key or the combination is the likely culprit.

Professor Playdoh

It also said they or He, She may have ripped up the back of the Cabinet.

grumpy

A used SW .357 revolver, unless it is a special model, or 98%+ (condition), and a used Browning .45 1911 unless it was a special designation type gun , or again almost unused 98%+ (condition) gun is worth about $500 or less depending on condition. There were a LOT or 1911's made for WWII. They might be special to the family, but on the open market... depends on condition, and if they are some type of special presentation or something like that.

G_Richardson

If it was a Browning 1911 it would be a little more than 500 dollars, Browning never made the 1911 Colt did. During WW2 the Browning factory pushed out the High Power 9mm pistol for the Germans and Colt made the 1911 (along with subsidaries)To find a 1911 marked "Browning Fabrique National" In the 45 caliber would be worth hundreds of thousands.
http://vintagesemiautorifle.prob... Browning made 12 of them known as "Grand Brownings"
Colt 1911 pistols on the other hand are around 500 if they are not mint.

grumpy

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grumpy

The story said a Browning 1911 from WWII. The FN Browning was made before WWI and I doubt the ammo would have been available for use during WWII. Browning designed the 1911 when he was working for another company before he started his own company. Model 1911's are made by many different companies now. I answered too quick, Thanks for the story about the FN Brownings. Hadn't known that before. The 9.65 mm FN Browning would be about a .38, actually .379921 in inches.

G_Richardson

I always found it interesting that Browning as head designer never made that pistol at his actual company. I is a great design and will go down in history as one of the greats yet never picked up by the company who bears its designers name.
On a side note there was a .45 Luger made for the US military for trials that would be worth a small fortune.