When a gun is stolen, is there any way to trace who reported it. I know we cant get into legal discussions here. But to keep it simple. I purchased a gun from a firearms dealer (22 cal) Over 25 years ago (new gun) I had a lot of my records destroyed in a fire three years ago. I thought they were among them. I loaned the gun to a neighbor because coyotes attacked his dog. He got into a domestic dispute (not using that gun). They run a trace on it and said it was stolen. Gave the town and about the date I purchased it. I expect a knock on my door soon. I just happen to dig through some old papers and found the receipt showing the serial number, price I paid for it, dealers name. I think that dealer is out of business. I am wondering if there is not fraud involved here. Maybe someone at the dealer sold it to me and then reported it stolen to collect insurance. Or the police are trying to pull a fast one on me. How many of you have receipts from guns you bought 25-30 years ago. Is there any tracking system that will tell me who reported the gun stolen. Is there any way I can have the gun returned to me?. I won't talk to the police until I have all my ducks in a row.