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What do you do if you find a gun?

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    Call the police ASAP. I wouldn't want my fingerprints on a handgun that could be linked to crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    If a gun washes ashore it's made of plastic. Steel sinks.

    That was my first thought too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron1100us View Post
    Its only going to be rusty if its something besides a Glock.
    Glocks are about 83% Steel....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    So aaaaah what kinda gun did you find?
    Odds are Hi-Point, Jimenez, or Jennings in .25 .32 or .380

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Call LE and wait until they arrive. If it is linked to a crime or stolen I would not want to contaminate any evidence that may be on it. I would ask for a receipt to claim it if it does come back clean.
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    Was there really any doubt about the correct course of action here? Really?
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    HEY NOW! The only dumb question is the one that wasn't asked!
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    Call the police...

    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    So aaaaah what kinda gun did you find?
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    Walk back up river give my hunting buddy his gun back and take his flask away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    If a gun washes ashore it's made of plastic. Steel sinks.
    Yeah, but around here in Texas the drought has evaporated enough water to make lots of interesting things appear. For example, a new piece of space shuttle debris was recently found because of that.

    Out of curiosity, If the gun has no serial number on it, would it be any use to the police?

    I suspect just about any kind of gun would be ruined if it spent more than a few hours or days under water, though. I've tried to work on computer equipment that has been in floods and the damage is unreal. Even the plastics become faded, nasty, and simply won't clean up with any known chemical to look like new again. I suppose it might be possible to get the gun "working" again with some effort, but I have my doubts as to whether it would ever be any good.

    In fact, I've recently been thinking about putting my guns that are in storage in some kind of zip-lock bag in case of a flood, especially my antiques that I'm using for investments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Say you are walking along a river, or lake or some body of water and a gun washes ashore. What do you do?

    I am thinking it is best to contact the police as the gun could have been used in a crime. If the police find no sinister background, do you get to keep it?

    What if it were a rifle instead?
    What did you find??
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    ...if it washed ashore than for sure its clean and i would keep it.
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    Call the cops and leave it at that. I don't want to become any more involved than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post

    In fact, I've recently been thinking about putting my guns that are in storage in some kind of zip-lock bag in case of a flood, especially my antiques that I'm using for investments.
    Don't use plastic bags. It will ruin the gun faster than anything. I have a few very valuable pieces in my collection, one I had professional packaged for long term storage. They packed it in some sort of cosmoline type material, then wrapped it in a paper very similar to Tyvek. After that, it went inside a wooden box that looks like a humidor. I then put it in a safety deposit box at my local bank.
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