WW2 Weapon Turned in During Gun Buy-back Program

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    WW2 Weapon Turned in During Gun Buy-back Program

    (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."


    WW2 weapon turned in during gun buy-back program in CT

    Man, it sure would of been nice to end up with something like that while attempting to offer more than the buy-back program..
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    Did I miss the part where they told her it was worth that much ?

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    I'm not savvy enough to know what it was, but I's sure like to know!

    Kudos to the Hartford cops for not turning it into a manhole cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I'm not savvy enough to know what it was, but I's sure like to know!

    Kudos to the Hartford cops for not turning it into a manhole cover.
    I think it is a STG-44 German Assault Rifle.

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    Based on the description I would agree that it sounds like an StG-44.

    Some nasty quotes from the article:

    "This is a gun that should actually be in a museum rather than in a shredder."

    Because there are only two places a gun should be.

    "I give her credit for bringing it to us."

    Wow! She screwed up and did something foolish - taking an item of unknown value and basically throwing it away.

    If you didn't notice.....I'm not a big fan of the "buy back" type programs.

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    Lucky for her it was Hartford CT. If it had been NYC or Chicago it would have just disappeared from the turn in table and someone else would be $30,000-40,000 richer right now.
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    At the end of the story, it said the woman will be allowed to sell the gun. Seems like they did her a huge favor and hopefully the gun will end up on display somewhere safe like a museum.
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    What??? All guns are not evil? Some guns should not be destroyed??? Oh my! What is the world coming to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan6406 View Post
    Did I miss the part where they told her it was worth that much ?
    Yes.

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    "This is a gun that should actually be in a museum rather than in a shredder,” Crabtree said.

    And that's why they will allow the owner to sell the gun.
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    I think it's cool they are letting her sell it and keep the money. Good story.

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    Kudos to them for giving it back, but the "allow" her to sell it really irks me. Wonder if it was ever registered with BATF and if they'll come knocking on her door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedrgr21 View Post
    Kudos to them for giving it back, but the "allow" her to sell it really irks me. Wonder if it was ever registered with BATF and if they'll come knocking on her door.

    Interesting point. I BELIEVE the BATF amnesty expired before WW2 but if she has 'Capture Papers' that could bring a new light on things. In Vietnam we were welcome to all the bolt action, and semi automatic weapons we could get our hands on but unless you knew someone in the rear area who could 'lead the barrel' the fun stuff was off limits

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    Got warm spot for Hartford Cops...thats the way to do it....

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    The last buy back here in Orlando a Civil War era rifle was turned in and headed for the "shredder". Not sure of the make/model but a damn shame anyway.

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