Scumbag criminals. How many people they affect down the road is amazing. Anyway, my story starts on a great day last year sniffing around Pinto's gun shop in Renton seeing a nearly perfect 6" Python. Great price, even considering the hype. 1970's vintage, check. Royal Blue in all it's glory, check. It followed me home after the requisite paperwork and phone calls. So fast forward 10 months. I'm on the couch, 7pm, and I get a call from a King County Deputy. Glad I answered, usually I don't if I don't recognize the number. She was calling as a courtesy before stopping by to collect a firearm that "popped up" as stolen. I was extremely surprised to hear this, I figured the gov't would know if something was stolen when it was called in. Well, after 10 months of ownership somehow my Python's serno popped positive from a burglary in Southern California in 1990! KingCo deputy asked if she could swing by to pick up the revolver. I asked if I could bring it by the Sheriff's office next week and she said no problem. I appreciate that flexibility. So next week I dropped off my beautiful Python, with a trigger like silk to the detective on duty at KingCo sheriffs office in Maple Valley. Got a piece of paper for my efforts. Detective made a point of telling me I wasn't in trouble. I stifled my reply. Kudo's to Diana, owner of Pinto's who didn't even hesitate to give me my money back. Sadly she will have to deal with insurance and paperwork also. As for my Python, It's probably owned by an insurance company who paid out on the burglary claim in 1990. Odds of me seeing it again are pretty slim. So I get to go on the hunt for another 1970's, nearly perfect Royal Blue Python. I'm even laughing at my chances of finding one anywhere near what I paid last year. Since face to face purchases went out of style with our pathetic voter base recently, I have not checked the stolen gun database when buying guns in reputable shops, or transferring via FFL's because I "assumed" the gobnent was doing that as a part of the FFL transfer. Turns out, it's not. So buyer beware. Always check first, even thought the database isn't comprehensive, it's better than nothing. Gotta laugh. Only time I've had a problem with buying a stolen gun is after the liberals changed the laws making it illegal to buy face to face.