Salvage Sailor Posted November 24, 2021 Share #1 Posted November 24, 2021 News item Man who stole Revolutionary-era rifle from museum decades ago sentenced to 1 day Thomas Gavin stole the 1775 flintlock rifle from the Valley Forge State Park Museum and kept it in his barn for 47 years. The rifle has been returned. Full article here A 78-year-old Pennsylvania man who stole a rare Revolutionary-era rifle from a museum in 1971 was sentenced Tuesday to one day in prison and a year of home confinement, prosecutors said. The man, Thomas Gavin, of Pottstown, was also fined $25,000 and ordered to pay restitution of $23,385. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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