Whoa! Hello fellow forums members. Thought I 'd share something that happened to me yesterday. First let me say. I love these forums. The stories, the classifieds. I met some cool people from this place. So yesterday I finally sold my Winchester 1200.(yay) We met up, done the deal, chatted for a second, told me he was just going to use it for a fun gun, and went on our way. I'm sitting at home when I get a text from the buyer. He calls and tells me that the firearm I just sold him seem to be stolen! WHAT! He also told me he was a local leo and that he was running it to make sure it wasn't. But surprise surpise! He then told me that he found out that it came from nebraska and was stolen in 1985. Well i was born in 84 so I couldn't of done it. He got in touch with origonal owners and told him he recovered their shotgun. I apologized for everything and told me, it wasnt my fault. How was i suppose to know unless i looked up serial numbers. We did nothing wrong. Private sales are private sales. These things happen sometimes. Heck that sucks. But the origonal owners was quite happy and they were going to give it to their son. So all in all. Everything worked out kind of. Except for our poor friend "the leo". And another thing I wonder. The story of the gun. Where it has been and how many owners. 27 years is a long time. And the chances of it actually being found was slim. Lesson... who knows? Check numbers? Sure if you can. If thats not a little crazy. I don't know what is.