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DUF Digest, 05-16-12


Man Filmed on TV Show Trying to Sell Stolen Gun | firstcoastnews.com


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Police arrested a 64-year-old man accused of stealing a rare, antique gun after he was spotted trying to sell it on a television show. Wheat Ridge Police say they arrested Wylie Gene Newton of Erie for allegedly stealing the gun from a private museum in New Mexico in December. The gun is a Colt Dragoon black powder revolver that dates back to the 1800s. It's reportedly valued at $20,000. Police say Newton tried to sell the gun on a reality TV show called "American Guns," which is filmed at a Wheat Ridge gun shop. A viewer who knew about the investigation let authorities know about Newton after he watched the episode, which aired in December. The man on the show went by "Wylie" and took two black-powder revolvers to sell at the shop. Authorities in New Mexico contacted the police in Colorado. On May 10, undercover detectives met with Newton and offered to buy the stolen gun. He was arrested and police recovered the stolen revolver. He is being held in the Jefferson County Detention Center pending extradition.

Man Filmed on TV Show Trying to Sell Stolen Gun | firstcoastnews.com
 

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As I remember the guys on the tv show said it was a fake? No wonder the idiot was pissed that they did not buy it.....he KNEW it was real for sure!!! Bwahahahahha!!!!
 

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I checked out the link and remembered seeing that show where that guy brought the two revolvers in. If I recall, one was authenticated and one was determined to be partially or totally fake.. the two experts could tell some parts were not the right shape or size. I don't know which was stolen, but I'm betting the authenticated one was the real one and the stolen one. The other, had it been real, was a several hundred thousand dollar Colt. I don't know which one of the two was the stolen one. The gun shop owner (forgot his name) at least got to shoot them !!
 

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If it's the episode I saw, the seller had a Walker that was determined to be a fake, and a Dragoon that was authenticated by two well-known authors.
 

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wow....I remember that episode and figured out the experts were R.L. Wilson and Steven P. Fjestad of "blue book of gun values" fame who just happened to be in colorado ........and who says that TV reality isn't real? :)
 
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wow....I remember that episode and figured out the experts were R.L. Wilson and Steven P. Fjestad of "blue book of gun values" fame who just happened to be in colorado ........and who says that TV reality isn't real? :)

how true........LOL
 

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I recall that episode as well, particularly since they did have the authors there to do the verifying. I also visited the shop (Gunsmoke) in December with my fiance, who is from Denver. It was pretty "underwhelming" after seeing the show. I really enjoyed the first season of American Guns, but it seems like the second season is turning into a bunch of staged "drama" and bizarre project guns, similar to Sons of Guns. I'd really like to see them stick to somewhat normal projects, but I suppose that won't keep the ratings high...
 
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