About 18 months ago my brother suffered a burglary at his home in Essex, Amongst Jewellery and other items, his gun cabinet containing two shotguns was also located and stolen, the cabinet was well fitted, being bolted to the wall and screwed with coach bolts to an oak floor, looking at the state of the wall and oak floor my brother thinks it must have been crowbarred out to remove it.
Today he informed me that the police have recovered one of the guns, his lovely Beretta silver pigeon 3 was found in the boot of an apparently abandoned stolen car.....he won't be getting it back though as it is now sporting a pair of short sawn off barrels!..... The idiots hadn't even filed the serial numbers off it to stop it being identified. It has now been sent to London in an attempt to recover fingerprints and or DNA evidence.
The thieves got away with a very substancial haul besides the guns and it looks like these shotguns have ended up in the hands of some very serious criminals.... No sign of his semi auto as yet though!