Has this ever happened to you ? I had a residential burglary back in the early 90's where I lost a number of my handguns. Everything I have is photographed with serial numbers recorded. Every several years or so, I call the Police Dept. just to see if there has been any activity on their computers relating to the serial numbers of these guns. While I know the standard thing to do is to just wait for the Police to contact you when something is recovered, I've never felt patient enough to just wait and hope. Sure enough, a couple days ago, I contacted the Portland Police property room to do a check and one of my pieces popped out on their data base. The person I was talking to transferred me to a Supervisor to hand out the bad news. "Uh, yes sir, our records show that we recovered one of your handguns from a voluntary turn-in (one of those turn in your guns for a gift card programs, I suspect) We apparently had it in our custody for six months then sent it to be melted in '97 when we sent you a letter but, didn't receive a reply from you." As you can guess, I would have been at the property room minutes after getting such a letter, which never came. Have any of you had a similar experience ?