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Found a rifle

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by agent bald, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. agent bald

    agent bald Tigard, Or New Member

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    I found a 223 Colt rifle. I was out at SalmonBerry Rd on Fathers day. I weas at the long range spot around 2:30 pm and I found this rifle sitting on top of the carrying bag sitting on top of a log. There were kids on dirt bikes riding around so I took the rifle and called the Washington sheriffs office. They came out pick it up from me. If this is your rifle call the sheriffs office to claim it.
     
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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    :eek:
     
  3. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Thanks for being an honest guy!
     
  4. agent bald

    agent bald Tigard, Or New Member

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    If it was my rifle I would hope someone would do the same.
     
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  5. winchester270

    winchester270 Lafayette Active Member

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    I had a couple rifles fall out of my truck when the tail gate dropped while I was driving. Best surprise ever when the two strangers we were shooting with returned the rifles to me when they found them in the middle of the road.
     
  6. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Technically, after Prozanzsi's SB941 takes effect you would probably be breaking the law in securing it before the Sheriffs came.
    Where I shoot no cell coverage so I'd have to sweat it out and take a chance delivering it to the PD when I got back to town.
     
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  7. agent bald

    agent bald Tigard, Or New Member

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    I had to drive to the Manning DQ (to get cell service) and wait for the Sheriff. It took about 15 mins for them to show.
     
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  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty cool of you. Did you inquire how long you have to wait 'til it's yours if it remains unclaimed?
     
  9. agent bald

    agent bald Tigard, Or New Member

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    Was told that if not claimed in a year that they will destroy it
     
  10. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Nice! Did you leave a note at the spot it was found? Thats the only thing Id do extra.

    Honestly though thats probably too nice for the guy who left it there to ride his bike.. unless it was an accident and was simply forgotten when packing up.

    Good karma is coming your way man..
    Many guys wouldnt do something that honest... Depending on the type of firearm.. Myself included :rolleyes:

    Kudos.
     
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  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You shall receive an AK variant within the next fortune cookie you break open. :D
     
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  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Wow. That's pretty lame. I only found one expensive thing, years ago, and reported it. After I think 30 days it was mine. It wasn't a gun though.
     
  13. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    Should have given them just the receiver and told them to call if the person ever comes in to get it and you would give him the rest. No law I know of states you have to give LE found property sitting on public land.
     
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  14. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    With the most literal interpretation, the Sheriff's department would need to run a BG check of their own officer before accepting it.
     
  15. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well done man!
     
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  16. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I really doubt any LE org or court would consider the law to apply in these kinds of cases where an "abandoned" or lost firearm is found in this manner.
     
  17. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    I talked to the person who left said gun. He was really upset that he went off and left it. It belonged to his father. I wish I had gotten his name.
     
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  18. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am glad he got it back. I bet he is glad too.
     
  19. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    Did he offer up why he "tuned out" and left it behind? Seems weird. I leave a shooting area with what I came with and more times than not: OSB (other shooters brass) and trash. Maybe take a picture of all of the firearms you take to the range that day and refer to it when rolling it up for the day!
     
  20. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Not that weird to me. I've probably lost a couple thousand dollars' worth of stuff over the years (fortunately no firearms). And the older I get, the worse my CRS gets.
     
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