Detective Seeking Help from Members on Stolen Guns

[June 6, 2017] Sgt. Chris Stang is seeking the help of OGCA members on recovering seven stolen guns.  He is a detective with the Findlay Township Police Department located in Clinton, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), just outside of Pittsburgh.  Over the past year, he has been investigating a theft of eight guns from a home in his jurisdiction and recently acquired information that the guns "may" have possibly been sold to someone in Ohio.  One gun has been recovered and he is seeking help on recovering the other seven.  The guns are as follows:

 #1.  Colt AR Rifle - 5.56 cal. M2 with Synthetic stock, Serial# 32659.

#2.  Marlin 336C - .35 cal. lever action with Wood stock, Serial# P31556

 #3.  Springfield 1911 - .45 cal. pistol with matte finish and wood grips, Serial# NM237453 

#4.  Ruger Blackhawk - .44 cal. pistol, blued with wood grips, Serial# 870-00947 

#5.  Colt - .44 cal. Wiley Clapp pistol, blued with black plastic grips, Serial# WCP0156 

#6.  Springfield Armory - .30 cal. M-1 Garand rifle, grey metal with wood stock, Serial# 3579161 

#7.  Springfield Armory - .308 cal. M1A rifle, Serial# 096896

 Anyone with information should contact:  Sgt. Chris Stang, Findlay Township Police Dept., 1271 Route 30, PO Box W.Clinton, PA  15026
724-695-1300 office,   724-601-5424 cell,


OGCA member, Sandy Brady, urges fellow members to go to for the most up-to-date information on the proposed Ivory ban announced in past OGCA newsletters.   For more information see related articles, below.

 - Sandra Brady

Tusk to Tusk; This is our Battle Too by Director Tim Inwood

When you go into an art museum frequently it will have a small firearm display. Surprising? Not really, as guns are frequently objects that artists have lavished loving hard work on with ornate engraving, gold, silver and ivory inlay if not full ivory stocks. You see, even those who may not like guns can still appreciate guns when they are done as art.

One thing I love about the Ohio Gun Collector Association shows is the antique firearms displays; many are embellished with engraving and ivory. It’s a delight to the eyes. But this is true of modern firearms too and that is the purpose of my article today: to draw your attention to yet another back door way the Obama administration is attacking our gun rights. He is going after our ornate guns now.

Via the Interior Department’s US Fish and Wildlife division, a new war is being waged on the ownership of ivory in the United States. Now even if you favor a ban on the hunting of elephants for ivory I ask you to bear with me. What is particularly galling about the new regulations is that it would make it illegal to sell ivory that is less than 100 years old. That means if you have an old family heirloom or bought a piano with ivory keys, flatware with ivory handles, statues, scrimshaw tusks, jewelry or yes even gun stocks with ivory, unless you can prove it was made prior to 1914 you can not sell it.

Does that make any sense? To trap people who currently own ivory and tell them they cannot sell what is theirs and at this moment is a legal thing to own? It takes something of value and makes it worthless contraband. If you condemn property it must be compensated by law. It will also deny our ability to purchase a firearm with ivory on it that was made after 1914. This is an affront to not only private property rights its clearly an assault on our Second Amendment rights. We must jealously guard our liberty and any attack on any component used on a firearm is a battle we must engage in and fight tenaciously. These actions, by this government, in this supposed land of the free is an outrage.

There is something in the law called "Ex Post Facto". The Latin translates as "From a thing done afterward", in this case taking and retroactively criminalizing a product which was previously legal. There are actually two clauses in our US Constitution that prohibit this, Article 1 sections 9 and 10. Sadly our Constitution is oft ignored these days as we see this administration and various States abusing our constitutional protections and retroactively banning guns previously legal and forcing owners to register or turn them in, often with no compensation. As I write this folks in New York and Connecticut are facing such injustice.

The other thing that galls me, and this is also true with gun bans, that having made the legal item illegal the government is offering no compensation for the now contraband item. Its just illegal and you have to soak up the loss. I ask, is that fair? No. It’s also not fair to ask tax payers to have to pay for things someone in the government with some private agenda wants to ban.

I know not many of us own ivory stocked guns, but in my view this is still part of our fight. Yet another blow to our liberty at the hands of an unjust administration that is hell bent on pushing their agenda of fundamental change of America. Don’t sit in silence and take this, friends. Get involved and call your members of Congress and demand they stop the Interior Department’s actions against ivory now. While you are at it also ask them to protect and defend our Second Amendment rights from this administration too. Our rights and freedoms are slowly ebbing away from us daily; do your part to stop this insidious assault on our rights and liberty.

Below you will find the websites that will take you to the House and Senate web pages where you can contact your Representative and both of your US Senators.

Director, Tim Inwood, is the current Legislative Liaison and Past President of the Clinton County Farmers and Sportsmen Association, an Endowment Member of the NRA, Republican Central Committeeman for Chester Township A in Clinton County, and a volunteer for Buckeye Firearms Association.

 Ivory Ban Public Address, March 22-23, 2014 Wilmington, Ohio  by Sandra Brady

FELLOW OGCA members: Some of you are aware of the new ivory ban Pres. Obama proposed as an executive order on Feb 11, 2014.  I believe this is a “around the corner” attack on your 2nd amendment rights. If this ban goes into effect as proposed, it will be essentially a 100% ban. Nearly all ivory sales will be illegal and they want to make it a felony offence. Even intrastate commerce- that is sales with in your own state will be “prohibited unless the seller can demonstrate the item was lawfully imported prior to the 1990 international ban.” How do you demonstrate when an item was imported? This is an impossible expectation!!

It doesn’t matter if you have a matchlock with ivory inlays; a 1911 with ivory grips, a cased gun with ivory accessories, even a double barrel with an ivory bead. IF THIS BAN GOES INTO EFFECT AS WRITTEN when you sell the items you invested your hard earned dollars in, you could be arrested for wildlife trafficking. Friends, you and I are not wildlife traffickers- we invested in a LEGAL COMMODITY that has NEVER required any paper work. We have to stop, or at least slow this thing down. We can do that together. Write letters, or better yet pick up the phone and call your congressman, the NRA and AARP. Explain to them that this ivory ban not only won’t save the remaining elephants OR  stop poaching, but it WILL penalize law abiding Americans  like you. It will devalue your collections AND it will make you a criminal when you try to sell them.

Sandra Brady is a well know scrimshander and member of OGCA for over 3 decades.  She welcomes your comments and questions at 

 HERE IS A FACT SHEET the Whitehouse put out of their intentions:

 This link answers questions about the fact sheet:

November 11, 2013: The following guns were stolen from a member in Medina, Ohio on November 11, 2013.  Your assistance is needed in this crime.  Contact Sgt. Chad Meyers of the Medina County Sheriffs office at 330.6725.0028 with any information. 

Click for pdf or see list below

Colt 1849 31 SA Oct B&C W 96869 Revolver In wood partitioned case
Colt 1851 Navy 36 SA Oct B&C W 21943 Revolver NIB, 2nd gen., C-series, in wood grain carton
Colt 1851 Navy 36 SA Oct B&C W 26226 Revolver NIB, 2nd gen., black carton, F1100
Colt 1851 Navy 36 SA Oct B&C W 24845 Revolver Dual cased set, 2nd gen., eng'd, gold band at muzzle,
3rd Dragoon 44 SA Round B&C W 24845 Revolver gold rampant colt on lug
Colt 1862 Police 36 SA 6 1/2 B&C W 82413 Revolver NIB, Navy Arms reproduction
Colt 3rd Dragoon 44 SA Round B&C W 22903 Revolver NIB w/papers, 2nd gen., C-series, in wood grain carton
Colt Army 45 SA 7 1/2 Blue W 94535SA Revolver NIB w/papers, 2nd gen., Model P-1871, medallion grips
Colt Army 38 Sp'l SA 5 1/2 B&C HR 357682 Revolver NIB, Prewar/Postwar, black carton
Colt Army 38 Sp'l SA 5 1/2 B&C HR 357406 Revolver NIB, Prewar/Postwar, boxed
Colt Frontier Scout 22 SA 4 3/4 Blue HR 76525F Revolver NIB
Colt Frontier Scout 22 SA 4 3/4 Blue HR 219922F Revolver In French fit wood case
Colt Frontier Scout 22 SA 4 3/4 Blue HR 185480F Revolver NIB, w/22mag cyl
Colt Pre-Woodsman 22 Auto 6 Blue W 563XX Pistol Black boxed, w/target, booklet, papers, hang tag
Colt Walker 44 SA 9 B&C W 14281 Revolver NIB San Marco Replica Arms reproduction
Colt Walker 44 SA 9 B&C W 89358 Revolver NIB CVA reproduction, CVA Mod. RV 695
H&R Topper Jr. Mod 490 20ga SS Round B&C W NSN Shotgun Hose clamp rear sight
Marlin 39 22 Lever Oct B&C W HS4017 Rifle
Marlin 97 22 Lever Round B&C W A831 Rifle Mint, straight plain stock
Marlin 1892 32 Lever Oct Blue W ? Rifle Steel crescent butt
Marlin 1893 30-30 Lever Round Blue W D51 Rifle Steel crescent butt
Marlin 1893 Lever 1/2R-1/2O B&C W 305209 Rifle Take-down, mint
Marlin 1897 22 Lever Oct B&C W 194906 Rifle Straight stock, tang peep & Beech frontsights
Marlin 1897 22 Lever Oct B&C W 245307 Rifle Straight stock, 24" oct bbl
Marlin 1894 CNLTD 44-40 Lever Oct B&C W 94CL2108 Rifle NIB Century Limited; 24" bbl, 12 shot tubular mag,
engraved receiver, checkered walnut stock
Marlin 1895 CNLTD 45-70 Lever 1/2R-1/2O Blue W 18950360 Rifle NIB Century Limited, eng'd & French grayed receiver,
4 shot tubular mag, checkered walnut stock
Marlin 39A 22 Lever Round B&C W ? Rifle
Marlin 39A 22 Lever Round B&C W 314 Rifle
Mauser 7mm Bolt Round Blue W 5551 Rifle Spanish Mauser with steel butt, straight bolt, "Fabrica
Dearmas", "Oviedo", "1925", "20 3970" on receiver,
"5551" on floorplate
Remington No. 2 32RF SS Oct B&C W H43801 Rifle Rolling block, steel shotgun butt, straight stock, mint
Remington No. 2 (?) 32 SS Oct B&C W 15505 Rifle Mounted with Malcolm full length scope
S&W Hand Ejector 38 M&P DA 6 Blue W 74905 Revolver Custom wood cased w/Hart name, checkered grips
Winchester63 22 Auto Round Blue W 135712A Rifle
No Name Not Marked ? SS Oct B&C W NSN Rifle Halfstock percussion rifle, "C. Carson", "1852" marked barrell, false muzzle, hooded front sight, 8-point star inlay in cheek rest, patchbox in buttstock


December 2011

A member's grandmothers home was burglarized in Athen's County.  Among the items stolen was a Smith and Wesson Model 60-7 Lady Smith .38 spl. revolver S.N BFP2816.  Replacement grips.  It has great sentimental value. Contact OGCA and reference Charles Smith #54512.

December 2010 - Mankato, MN, Armory
Stolen Gun Alert from Mankato, Minnesota National Guard Armory.  Almost 90 firearms were stolen 12/1/2010 from the armory.  Mankato Police need your help (507) 387-8780.  For a complete list click here.

December 2010 - Dayton, OH, Residential Burglary
Seventeen firearms were stolen in a daytime residential burglary in Dayton, Ohio on 12/8/2010.  For a complete list click here. Contact your local police or Dayton police Det. section at (937) 333-1000.  Please also inform the Dayton Armory at (937) 429-2606.   

July 2010
Stolen Gun Alert -  North American Arms .22 cal S.N C15552.  Contact Union Township Police Dept. (513) 752-1230 Reference Report # 098670.

March 2010
Attention Members:
two firearms were inadvertently sold by a member at the March 2010 meeting: Ithaca Model 37 serial number 371402898 and Taurus Model 99, blue with rubber grips.  Member Randy Taulbee is offering a full refund. Contact Business Manager, Laura Knotts, for more information at (330) 467-5733.    

Colt Diamondback 38 Special, serial number S85087, 4 inch barrel, blued with original target grips, condition 95% was stolen during the OGCA meeting on Saturday Sept. 19, 2009.  The Clinton County Sheriff's Office Report of Investigation is under Case Number: 09-36-108.  The victim is offering a $300 reward to any person providing information that leads to apprehension of the thief and return of his revolver.  Leads can be called into the Clinton County Sheriff's Office (937) 382-1611.

The following guns were stolen October 2009 from a member's southwest Ohio home:
1) Stevens 44 Hubalek in 22 cal. Looks like a Stevens 51 Scheutzen.  Litchert 20X and shooting box with accessories.  S.N. 48446.  Gun weighs 20+ lbs.
2) Remington 511X, 22 rifle with Weaver B4 scope with Litchert 2X adaptor.  No S.N.
3) Savage Arms Model 219 in 22 Hornet.  Weaver 10X scope. S.N. V33Q.
4) Smith & Wesson Model 5906 in 9 m/m with two extra magazines. S.N. TFT2587.
Contact the Green County Sheriff's office with any information that could lead to recovery / conviction at (937) 562-4800.  Please reference Case Number 0926720-12-51.

The following guns were stolen from a member in Kent, Ohio on 4/22/09.  Your assistance is needed in this crime.  Contact Kent Police Detective Travis at 330.673.7733 with any information that could lead to recovery / conviction. 


 NONE                                  AIR RIFLE: DIANA MODEL 45

K0489                                 ARGENTINE MAUSER RIFLE MOD 1891 7.65 MM BY “LOEWE” BERLIN



ZC7915                               BRITISH ENFIELD REVOLVER #2 MK I**.38 CAL. 1944 W/HOLSTER

D12763                               BRITISH LEE ENFIELD #1 MK III *AUSTRALIAN 1942 WITH OIL BOTTLE & WEB CASE

A18711                               BRITISH LEE ENFIELD #4 MK 2 F57FTR W/#9 BAYONET

A90897                               BRITISH MILITARY REVOLVER WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD. .38 CAL

546799                                COLT OFFICIAL POLICE REVOLVER .38 CALI 6 INCH BARREL TARGET GRIPS

L04139                                COLT PEACEMAKER .22 CAL 6 INCH BARREL

G58641                               FRENCH LEBEL REVOLVER MODEL 1892 (MADE 1900) 8 MM CAL

482356                                GERMAN MAUSER PISTOL MODEL 1934 7.65 MM

500415                                HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON 22 SPECIAL REVOLVER

200186                                MAUSER PISTOL MOD 1934 7.65 CAL IN HOLSTER (COPPER TIP ON STRAP)

247997                                MAUSER PISTOL MODEL 1910 6.35 MM CAL

246349                                MAUSER PISTOL MODEL 1910 6.35 MM CAL W/ HOLSTER (L.H.)

153762                                NAZI OCCUPIED CHECHOSLOVAKIA PISTOL CZ27 7.65 MM

159770                                ORTGIES PATENT PISTOL 7.65 CAL MADE BY D.W.M. GERMANY

רA5576                               RUSSIAN MOSIN-NAGANT CARBINE M 1944 7.62 MM X 54R

C756763                             SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER MODEL 10-5 .38 CAL

379851                                SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER, PRE MODEL 10 .38 CALI 6 INCH BARREL

41438                                  SPANISH ASTRA MODEL 600/43 WITH GERMAN MADE HOLSTER

5308                                    SPANISH REVOLVER .455 CAL CUT FOR FULL MOON CLIP .45 AUTO


Member Requests Your Help in Recovering Stolen Items Stolen From John Cook, Hillsboro, Ohio on 9/8/07
S&W Model 18 (Combat Masterpeice) S.N. 169783 with crimson trace laser grips, Uncle Mike's holster
Sig Sauer Mosquito N.I.B. with factory red dot sight and 3 extra mags.  S.N. A032036
Please call John Cook with information (937) 393-2698


Table confirmations are mailed out 15 days prior to the meeting.
Guest Passes - You may mail in your guest pass registration forms to the Business Office or obtain passes in person at the meeting. Remember that both the sponsor and the guest have to sign them.  Avoid delay by remembering to sign them. Advance Guest Passesare those that have been received by the business office less than 2 weeks prior to the meeting and are processed and held for pick up at the Information Desk. (Do not go to the Guest Pass Desk if you mailed them in.)

Badges - Remember also that everyone who comes to the meeting has to have a badge no matter how young or old they are. Spouses and children receive free badges at the time of the member’s renewal each year once they register in person. If your family members don’t have badges, go with them to the Family Services table. They must be with you.

Tableholders: Remember to sign the back of your table application. Avoid delay and disappointment! Also, remember—don’t rent tables unless you can maintain them for the scheduled meeting hours.

Applications for membership—may be returned only at the show. Applicants need two members to sponsor them. One of the sponsors has to accompany them to the application desk, but both have to sign.

To avoid the last minute rush before the meeting, please get all items in early this includes: dues, guest passes and table applications. The sooner you get these items in, the sooner the office can get them back to you.

Please note that Walkie-Talkies are not permitted at meetings due to the interference with our security system. We regret the inconvenience.