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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:03 pm 
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I'll start with my 3 pistols, mid 1990's...

A Glock 21 (.45ACP) and two S&W 686 revolvers (.357Mag).

Happy Days :good:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:11 pm 
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What happened to the pistols that were handed in. ? The 686 the most is popular revolver here, just wondering if some of them could have come from the pistols that were handed in.


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ordnance wrote:
What happened to the pistols that were handed in. ?


I wish I knew.......

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:38 pm 
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I live in Middlesbrough at the time of the ban Middlesbrough was one of the biggest steel making areas in the UK. British Steel was probably the second largest employer in the area after ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) when I started for ICI there was 15,000 people working on the site I started my career on. They had at least three other sites in the area with similar numbers of employees.
Any way to get back on track. Guys I new who worked on the blast furnaces told tales of Police vans turning up on night shifts and the contents of the vans being shovelled into the furnace. How true it was I don't know but I'm sure there are lots of similar stories being bandied about.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the stuff I used to own. I did not keep any pictures it was to pain full to be reminded of what they stole from me.


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Alpha1 wrote:
I live in Middlesbrough at the time of the ban Middlesbrough was one of the biggest steel making areas in the UK. British Steel was probably the second largest employer in the area after ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) when I started for ICI there was 15,000 people working on the site I started my career on. They had at least three other sites in the area with similar numbers of employees.
Any way to get back on track. Guys I new who worked on the blast furnaces told tales of Police vans turning up on night shifts and the contents of the vans being shovelled into the furnace. How true it was I don't know but I'm sure there are lots of similar stories being bandied about.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the stuff I used to own. I did not keep any pictures it was to pain full to be reminded of what they stole from me.


Selling them would have being a better idea.


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ordnance wrote:
Alpha1 wrote:
I live in Middlesbrough at the time of the ban Middlesbrough was one of the biggest steel making areas in the UK. British Steel was probably the second largest employer in the area after ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) when I started for ICI there was 15,000 people working on the site I started my career on. They had at least three other sites in the area with similar numbers of employees.
Any way to get back on track. Guys I new who worked on the blast furnaces told tales of Police vans turning up on night shifts and the contents of the vans being shovelled into the furnace. How true it was I don't know but I'm sure there are lots of similar stories being bandied about.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the stuff I used to own. I did not keep any pictures it was to pain full to be reminded of what they stole from me.


Selling them would have being a better idea.



when has there ever been a good idea regarding firearms .?

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The local foundry in Bedford was used for melting down such things and I do wonder how many pipe fittings now in circulation are made up of hand guns and other similar items. One thing that was different is apparently they went in on day shift and were very carefully monitored during the destruction process.

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Alpha1 wrote:

I did not keep any pictures it was to pain full to be reminded of what they stole from me.


I regularly look at this photo, precisely to remind myself of what was stolen from me...

Painful: Yes!

But necessary too, I reckon.

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David Nimrod wrote:
Alpha1 wrote:

I did not keep any pictures it was to pain full to be reminded of what they stole from me.


I regularly look at this photo, precisely to remind myself of what was stolen from me...

Painful: Yes!

But necessary too, I reckon.


Why was it necessary?......it didn't stop criminals getting handguns.


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snayperskaya wrote:
David Nimrod wrote:
Alpha1 wrote:

I did not keep any pictures it was to pain full to be reminded of what they stole from me.


I regularly look at this photo, precisely to remind myself of what was stolen from me...

Painful: Yes!

But necessary too, I reckon.


Why was it necessary?......it didn't stop criminals getting handguns.


I read that as reminding himself the pain is necessary, not the ban

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