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Gun found hidden inside hollowed-out book donated to library

 A book hollowed out with historic-looking handgun inside was discovered Valparaiso branch Porter County Public Library.

A book hollowed out with a historic-looking handgun inside was discovered at the Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library.

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Updated: October 27, 2012 5:23PM



Workers at Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library in Indiana got a surprise when they realized a donated book had been hollowed out — and had a gun hidden inside.

The donated book was Robert Stone’s novel “Outerbridge Reach.” But it was really just a holding place for a gold A.S.M. .31-caliber, a single-shot black powder handgun with a wooden handle.

Because the library doesn’t record donors’ names, police don’t know whose gun it is.

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