Property/Legal Question Regarding Firearms

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Postby MaduroBU » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:49 pm

But have you gone to the guy's house/shop and knocked on the door to see if he will answer?

Yes, repeatedly, and over the course of ~2 months.

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Re: Property/Legal Question Regarding Firearms

Postby ninjabread » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:41 pm

If you were trying to contact him for months and there's no answer when you physically go to his place, no reply to emails, and no response by phone, it's not to soon to report the guns as stolen. I hope it's not too late.
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Re: Property/Legal Question Regarding Firearms

Postby srothstein » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:36 pm

I would like to point out one area that appears to have been missed so far. Check with the nearest bankruptcy court to see if he has filed bankruptcy. If he has, then you would be considered a creditor and need to file a claim with the bankruptcy court. I am not a lawyer and I do not know if you are considered a secured or unsecured creditor. There is a difference in your chances of recovering your property.

Also, and I hope this is not true, make sure the actual owner of the shop has not died. If he has, your property is tied up in the probate courts also, very similar to a bankruptcy. A relative may be the one selling his guns off.

My first thought other than that is to agree that you should go knock on his door and ask him for your firearms back.
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Re: Property/Legal Question Regarding Firearms

Postby EastTexasRancher » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:43 pm

Gunsmiths are licensed by the BATF. Make a phone call to the Houston office, asking who would oversee a gunsmith who isn't returning firearms.

Been there, done that.....unfortunately. But that process worked 100% for me in less than 24 hours.

Good luck.

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Re: Property/Legal Question Regarding Firearms

Postby mrvmax » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:02 pm

I would also do a chargeback on the credit card you used to get the $3500 back.

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