Police find museum's stolen antique guns

Posted at 7:45 AM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 10:21:57-05

Authorities say they have found three prized pistols stolen last month from a western museum in Grand Junction.

The Grand Junction Sentinel reports the guns included two Glock handguns carried by former Mesa County sheriffs and a gold-plated Colt Bisley .38 caliber revolver. The revolver was carried by Leo Carillo as he played Pancho in the 1950s television western "The Cisco Kid."

Grand Junction police said three weapons were stolen from a glass display case after closing on Nov. 2.

David Bailey, curator of history at the Museum of the West, says the revolver was a favorite because of its elephant-ivory grips.

Police are investigating a series of burglaries that took place around the same time. Two people have been arrested in those burglaries, but they are not charged with taking the firearms.


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