Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • http://www.WeaponsCache.com WeaponsCache.com – Matt

    Probably should get the police involved on that one…

  • Vak

    Weren’t these guns relatively low priced pieces that were somewhat popular with criminals in the 70s/80s ?

  • Brad

    I live along the colorado as well, and I will guarentee that weapon has some “history” behind it. No one throws are leaves a gun in or near a river for a legitimate reason. He would be wise to get a hold of law enforcement!

  • http://pupista.blogspot.com William Miller

    Hey, I thought I stuck that in the shredder!

    Seriously though, my dad gave me one of those before he passed away a few ago.

    They do the job.

    The “Titan Tiger” was made in Germany by Arminius and imported by F.I.E.

    You can see a “before” photo here:
    http://www.imfdb.org/images/e/e2/FIE_Titan_Tiger.jpg

  • Slim934

    I see very little point in giving a gun like that over to the police.

    There is no way on earth that a gun in that condition (even after electrolysis) would be able to give you any clues to anything. Hell ballistics is regularly more then iffy on modern firearms bullet to bullet as it is.

    With a rusted and subsequently likely pitted barrel there is likely no way you could glean any info from it.

  • Carl

    CSI:TFB?
    Criminal forensics via blog comment?
    I say stop cleaning it and give it to the police.

  • SpudGun

    It’s so rusty that I thought it was another of Clint’s Colts on it’s way to the Firearms Museum.

    Shame the Arfcom dude didn’t have a bone and rotting flesh detector as well, he could have the entire case wrapped up by the afternoon.

  • subase

    If it was a Glock, after 20 years in the river it would probably still work.

    I’m just saying.

    • John

      If it was a Glock it could stay in the river.

  • Bryan S

    And have it sit for years, till someone found out that a guy that had been rafting dropped it.

  • Brad

    Slim934,

    Be that as it may be, you also need to realize it is not his property therefore is in possession of stolen property until he goes through the loops to make sure the original owner has abandoned this property.

  • jdun1911

    Giving it to the police will do…. nothing. Well, the police will put it in storage and few years later dump it in the trash can. Trust me the people that handle these kind of stuff are lazy.

    CSI produce more morons in the USA in the last decade than any other TV shows.

    Anyway the gun is untraceable. SN is known but it won’t help much other than the date it was made.

  • jaekelopterus

    The grips held up read nice. Bakelite, maybe?

  • http://homeplace-artsstuff.blogspot.com Arthur B. Burnett

    Greetings from Texas,

    “CSI produce more morons in the USA in the last decade than any other TV shows.”

    I would have to agree. I spent a couple of years running gas chomographs (you guys remember I can’t spell, right) at a small lab. I got there an hour early each morning because I had to run three injections / read 90 minutes / before I could run billable samples. Identifying a mystery substance can take days. These guys do it while the cops are having a cup of coffie!

    It takes longer than that to prepair the sample to run.

  • http://gunshowminute.com William Miller

    “Be that as it may be, you also need to realize it is not his property therefore is in possession of stolen property until he goes through the loops to make sure the original owner has abandoned this property.”

    How would any of us know it’s stolen?

    As far as we know, it’s simply an item that was lost but is now found.

    How is it really different than if it had been a pocket knife, other than the fact that it has a serial number?

    Whatever happened to finders, keepers?

    Oh well, looks like a fun project to play with. :D

  • jdun1911

    It’s alive! He’s going to do a video shooting the revolver. Can’t wait to see that.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com Steve

      jdun1911, awesome :)

  • Brad

    William Miller,

    By that line of though finding a million dollars in a bag in your backyard is yours simply because you found it. It would be nice if he could just keep it and not try to find the real owner but in a country of laws that is not the case. It is not his property, it belongs to someone else, it his responsibility to turn it into local authorities and wait the mandatory time until they consider it abandoned and legal turn it over to him. But what the hell, who cares about doing what is right or lawful anymore.

  • Josh

    Brad, if I found a million dollars in a bag in my backyard … I’d keep it.

  • Carl

    If somebody lost a million bucks chances are they will come looking for it. Chances are they won’t be the nicest people in the world either.

  • Thomas M.

    If I found a million bucks in my back yard, chances are whomever the money belonged to can kiss my a$$, because five minutes after I found it I’m gone.

  • Rusgunnut1

    I’d seen this article before, but when I saw “Revolver found with metal detector”, I just had to check. It’s quite funny.

  • jeff

    still have this thing ? please email and let me know.