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Teddy Roosevelt\'s Stolen Colt DA .38 Recovered

From the Associated Press:

NEW YORK - Sixteen years after it went missing, a pistol that Teddy Roosevelt carried during the Spanish-American War has been returned.


The Colt revolver, which disappeared in 1990 from a display case that police said had been jimmied open at Sagamore Hill National Historical Site, was returned to the museum Wednesday.

It was recovered by the FBI after someone called the museum with a tip in September, said Robert Goldman, a former assistant U.S. attorney in Philadelphia who led the Justice Department's investigation along with the FBI's art crime unit.

The pistol was originally issued to a Navy officer and salvaged from the wreck of the USS Maine, whose mysterious sinking in Havana's harbor fueled the public outrage that led to war.

Roosevelt got the .38 caliber gun from a brother-in-law who served as a Navy captain, and carried it with him when he rode to war with the Rough Riders, a volunteer regiment he helped form. He purportedly had it with him during the Battle of San Juan Hill.

Roosevelt's legendary bravado during the conflict aided the rise of his political career, which culminated in the presidency. The pistol became a valued family heirloom, and was later given two inscriptions noting its origins on the USS Maine and its use by Roosevelt, then a colonel, at San Juan Hill.
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Re: Teddy Roosevelt\'s Stolen Colt DA .38 Recovered

So was anybody prosicuted? No news probley means a "deal" was made. I have lost some highly prized guns, that still keeps me awake. Colt new frontier 5 1/2 .45 colt # 5355 NF that audie murphy owned for one.
 
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