A man my wife knew Jeff who who did some wood work on our house about 20 years ago and did gun smithing as a hobby and lived on School Street in Penn Hills Pa and is now deceased . He either lost ,sold or was otherwise stolen from him a Mauser 1910 25 caliber 6.25 mm hand gun which I had given him to repair . aprox. 20 years ago . It was Reported Stolen to Penn Hills Police and not seen since.
Though the gun was well made it had one fatal flaw and that was the flat springs in the gun which would frequently break and which Jeff was going to fix for me. Well he never did and kept putting me off finally admitted to me lost it in his house. I immediately called Penn Hills Police who took a report .
You can still buy these guns at any gun show for around $150-$500 depending on condition and certain models could go much higher if you had case etc. mine was closer to the $150.00 dollar more of a family heirloom than a practical gun to carry and I would like to get it back so I can pass it down .
This is a problem with these old guns they are still applicable to all state and federal firearms laws Just like a brand new gun and if you bought , found or where given one and did not run a back round check on it and if are found in possession of one of the many stolen guns like mine you will be charged with a felony and can face 5-10 years in prison weather you knew it was stolen or not If you inherent or buy or other wise find an old gun and decide to keep it run it thru the local police and or gun shop and make sure it is not stolen or prepare to face the consequences. Better to turn in a gun with no consequences than face legal and jail time .