Stolen Museum Gun Shows Up On TV
So you’re the curator of a museum and you have a near priceless antique Colt vanish. The police have no leads. No signs of it on Craigslist, Gunbroker, or the local pawnshops. Then late one night almost a year later, while watching TV, in walks your missing gun.
Jim Gordon’s Casa Escuela Museum in Glorieta, New Mexico is a small privately run collection of vintage firearms. Like many small museums, the Escuela does not have regular business hours to eliminate overhead and is by appointment only for interested historians and collectors. One Wylie Gene Newton, a 65-year old collector scheduled a private viewing of the museum. After a second visit, in March 2011, a very rare and beautiful 1849 .44-caliber Colt Dragoon revolver came up missing. Detectives soon paid ole Wylie a visit but came up without the Dragoon. The gun had pulled an Amelia Earhart……
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