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Unread 06-20-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Last night, June 19, 2012, a person or persons broke into a home in Patterson Louisiana. Patterson is a small town in South Louisiana about 80 or so miles west of New Orleans. Stolen from the home was a Colt collection, a Luger collection, a few Winchester rifles and several very valuable pocket watches along with assorted silver dollars. Please be on the look out for anyone trying to sell some or all of these items. I will have a list of the serial numbers later today.

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Unread 06-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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That is so sad. I so hate a thief!!
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mike. sorry to hear that . i take it not in a safe?
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Although I know nothing about this case. It sounds like the thieves were aware of the value and the extent of the collection.
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sounds like it, alot will take the time to the research and usualy allready havea buyer .
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We were the victims of home invasion years ago Debbie had both a beautiful convertible PT Cruser and we got targeted. Ask 'Why Me? It definitly was someone who knew you had valuables. They try fence at a pawn. Check with to pawn shop, none in same town, they are proboble not that stupid!I hope to get back your treasures and they get their ass kicked!
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I found out years ago , if they want in they wil get in, but if you make it so difficult and most are not safe crackers they tend to go somewhere it is easier and leave your house alone.
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Hope the insurance was in place, that should soften the loss a bit.
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If you get past the bars then the alarm system then you have the safes to deal with and then Diego
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No letter suffixes, that could be a problem for some of those.
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I recorded the 1914 DWM Artillery #796 as stolen on the list of 1914 DWM artillerys (Sticky) on
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Last night, June 19, 2012, a person or persons broke into a home in Patterson Louisiana. Patterson is a small town in South Louisiana about 80 or so miles west of New Orleans. Stolen from the home was a Colt collection, a Luger collection, a few Winchester rifles and several very valuable pocket watches along with assorted silver dollars. Please be on the look out for anyone trying to sell some or all of these items. I will have a list of the serial numbers later today.

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I notice that none of he lugers have a letter as part of the serial number.

Is this correct ??
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well i hope you have some luck and do get some of them back, it's a shame what you work hard for and the no counts break in an steal it.
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I guess those guns, coins, paper money, jewelries and watches were not stored in a single place.... and they found all of them and took them away??? Sounds like familiar with the environment... and at night, no one hear any noise??
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They try fence at a pawn. Check with to pawn shop, none in same town, they are proboble not that stupid!
Some thieves are actually that stupid. Somebody stole a bunch of guns from a buddy of mine, and among them were two engraved guns (1911s, IIRC) in a presentation case. He works in a pawn shop, and one day a guy walks in with a nice presentation case containing two very familiar looking guns. My buddy stayed cool and told the guy that he was very interested and would pay top dollar for the set, but had to call his boss for approval. Then he simply walked to a back room, called the cops and minutes later the guy was on his way to get free food and lodging.

It just goes to show how stupid some people are. The thief was trying to sell easily identifiable guns in the same city as where they were stolen, and on top of that to an FFL dealer who will run the serial number on any gun he buys. The fact that he also happened to go to the very same guy he stole it from makes it even better.
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From the property report these belonged to Alexanders Gun Shop?
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To help make the case report information show up in the search engines, I'll re-enter Luger related lines as plain text:

1937 German Luger S/42 four inch barrel serial number 4794
1906 American Eagle (?) Inch barrel serial number 30246
1917 DWM Artillery Eight Inch barrel serial number 8986
1920 DWM eight inch barrel serial number 7759
1916 DWM eight inch barrel serial number 2315
42 Nazi BYI (BYF) four inch barrel serial number 1668
1914 DWM Artillery eight inch barrel with matching snail drum serial number 796
1917 DWM Artillery eight inch barrel serial number 6383

I did have difficult reading the report due to the low resolution of the scan. Please correct any number that I got wrong... These clearly don't include the suffix letter normally found on the serial number.

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Good job, You have a little typo...that 1914 DWM Arty has a "matching" snail drum not "marking"
I am wondering if the letter suffix on some of the guns was not recognized as part of the serial number by whoever compiled the list.
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Many thanks for all the support and input.
To Jerry,
Arlen Alexander, owner of Alexander's gun shop and very good friend of the victim, emailed this list to me. His name appears on the email that he sent.

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