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Four Guns Stolen From Vietnam's Thua Thien-hue Museum

Four Guns Stolen From Vietnam’s Thua Thien-hue Museum

March 10, 2010 15:41 PM

THUA THIEN-HUE, March 10 (Bernama) — Four guns that were displayed at an exhibition at a Thua Thien-Hue museum during Lunar New Year holidays last month have mysteriously disappeared, according to Vietnam news agency on Wednesday.

Two Colts, a Rouleau, and a grenade launcher M-79 are missing, said Director of the Museum of History and Revolution Cao Huy Hung.

However, Hung said that the firing pin had only been removed from one of the guns stolen. The guns are were war booty surrendered by the Saigon regime army during the American War.

On Feb 23, nine days after the New Year, the guns were found missing with the section doors half open and locks removed. The exact timing of the theft has yet to be determined.

All other pieces in the museum’s gun collection are safe, and police have begun an investigation.


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