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Rare Find in Connecticut Gun Buy-Up
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Sturmgewehr StG 44
(NECN/NBC News: Jeff Saperstone) - Police officers in Connecticut received one very unusual weapon during a gun buy-back program last week -- the gun was from World War II and is worth over $30,000.

All sorts of guns were turned in at the gun buy-back event in Hartford last Saturday, but one weapon caught the eyes of officers.

"The chance to see a piece of history -- this … is absolutely unbelievable,” said Officer Lewis Crabtree of the Hartford Police Dept.

That's because the weapon turned in is a World War II-era assault rifle used by the Germans.

"Usually, this rifle would be issued to SS troops,” said Officer John Cavanna of the Hartford Police.

Cavanna is a gun historian.

More here:
http://www.necn.com/12/08/12/WW2-weapon-...edID=11106
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Great story, too bad they knew shit all and couldn't even identify the weapon, a Sturmgewehr 44. At least they're "letting" her sell it to a museum. Dodgy
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But if I found one I'd be arrested for owning contraband. Sad
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<sarcasm>How is this not being confiscated and destroyed, and the woman charged with NFA violations? Was it properly 'registered'?

How can the police 'let her sell it'?
</sarcasm>

For the record, I'm fundamentally opposed to the NFA, along with the Hughes amendment, and pretty much any other 'infringement' on the 2nd Amendment.

Watching the video at the link, it is truly a crime to know that some very historic rifles will be destroyed for a 'gift card and flu shot' (not sure if that's what the going rate is for trading your liberty, but it has been the trend)

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ProtoFly;51486 Wrote:<sarcasm>How is this not being confiscated and destroyed, and the woman charged with NFA violations? Was it properly 'registered'?

How can the police 'let her sell it'?
</sarcasm>

For the record, I'm fundamentally opposed to the NFA, along with the Hughes amendment, and pretty much any other 'infringement' on the 2nd Amendment.

Watching the video at the link, it is truly a crime to know that some very historic rifles will be destroyed for a 'gift card and flu shot' (not sure if that's what the going rate is for trading your liberty, but it has been the trend)

-Darryl

Several years back I was talking to a guy who worked at (or maybe owned) a gun shop that told me of a woman who asked if he was interested in buying a "pistol" that her deceased husband had brought back from WWII. He told her that he would be happy to look at it and give her a price if she wanted to bring it into the shop one day.

He said a few days later, the same woman walked in with a large box.

This is what they pulled out of it...
























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He marveled at it and asked if her husband ever had any "paperwork" for it, and when she said "no", he explained why he couldn't buy it from her.
He said he was able to contact some people who did ultimately buy it from her, and that the receiver had to be destroyed in the process - they would then sell it as parts.

Please do not beat me up if any of the above is incorrect, as I'm only relaying a story as told to me. Smile
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FWIW, the guy that runs the Pittsburgh gun buy backs also is president of the PGCA and sells parts at shows...

I wonder where he gets some of those rare parts.

Link to PGCA site showing him as President:
http://www.paguncollectors.org/officers.htm

Article quoting him in regards to the buyback program:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/loca...rms-371316


I'd bet anyone a box of ammo that not all those guns get destroyed but instead end up in the closets of the buyer backers.

What better way to obtain guns with no history and then sell them as parts or add them to the collection?
Some people need to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936976021/ref=...jwbZH1GAZF

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39Flathead;52300 Wrote:FWIW, the guy that runs the Pittsburgh gun buy backs also is president of the PGCA and sells parts at shows...

I wonder where he gets some of those rare parts.

Link to PGCA site showing him as President:
http://www.paguncollectors.org/officers.htm

Article quoting him in regards to the buyback program:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/loca...rms-371316


I'd bet anyone a box of ammo that not all those guns get destroyed but instead end up in the closets of the buyer backers.

What better way to obtain guns with no history and then sell them as parts or add them to the collection?

Thanks. I completely forgot that this guy supports the antis.

I swore off the PGCA shows after learning about that shit, but it's been so long, I completely forgot.
I mean really, who would expect something like that?

(vomit)
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