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Re: Stolen from Lubin Mfg

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 27 July 2014, at 12:15 p.m., in response to Re: Stolen from Lubin Mfg, posted by Joe Eckhardt on Sunday, 27 July 2014, at 11:46 a.m.

While in NO way justifying theft, there IS another side of the coin.

A good friend of mine, long deceased, used to tell stories of "liberating" what are now priceless treasures from the movie companies in Southern California in the 1960s. Pick up a Colt SAA at "Property" in the morning (signing for "one pistol", with no reference to serial) and turn in an Italian replica in the evening.

Morally wrong? Yes, absolutely.

Wrong in a practical sense? The replica served the purpose of the film company, and, in a sense, cost them nothing, since they were ignoring the real value to begin with. Was it "right" to have the money-grubbing filmmakers, whose ONLY concern was for the almighty dollar, grinding up irreplaceable pieces of our history?


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