So, I dont post much on this site mainly because I learn more by reading than posting. But, now I need some advice. I posted this question on another gun forum and it got closed in a hour. Im not wanting to get this one closed but I do need a answer. Mods, I didnt know if this topic belongs here or in the legal/political section. Ok, so hear is the deal. Im gonna make a long story very short. My girlfriends mother had rented her house to her son and a couple of his friends. Since that time, they have completely destroyed the house. I mean destroyed as in no windows, missing walls, no wiring, ect, ect. Well, after finally getting them out by a court order they left behind all of their belongings. Now, I know in a normal situation you would have to hold on to their possessions for x amount of time but these people and my girlfriends brother are total drug addicts and walked away from everything. So, here is what I need advice on. One of the items left was a mosin nagant rifle. I have the rifle in my custody right now and I need to know what to do with it. Can I sell it to put the money back into her house that they destroyed? Do I need to turn it into the police? Im not worried about the drug addict renters as they took off when the police showed up to kick them out. I just need to know the legalitys of what to do or what I can do with this rifle. I really dont want to call the police in case the rifle is stolen (I wouldnt doubt it) and get charged with having a stolen rifle, if it is.