Burglars steal machine gun in Callaway County

The Callaway County Sheriffâ??s Office responded to a burglary in rural eastern Callaway County near Readsville and the Montgomery County Line.

Items stolen include a 1945 Browning Model 1919 machine gun which has been altered to shoot semi-auto.

The gun was mounted on a tripod and was stolen along with a custom Pelican Case and 600 rounds of belted .308 ammunition.

A Red Stag head mount was also taken as was a total of several thousand round of .223, .50, 45ACP and 9mm ammunition.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the Callaway County Sheriffâ??s Office or Crimestoppers at 573-592-2474.