Photos: The Minneapolis Police Department's gun vault

Law & Justice Jeffrey Thompson · ·

1 Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer examines one of thousands of guns stored at a secure facility in the metro area. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2011. The seized guns are stored to be used as evidence in court cases and most are eventually destroyed. 
2 Case#: 10-029860. Description: Jukar .45-caliber black powder pistol. 
3 Case#: 10-034297 -- Description: Jennings .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol. 
4 Case #: 10-052312 -- Description: Rossi .38-caliber revolver. 
5 Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer displays a rifle that had the stock removed for easier concealment. 
6 Case #: 10-060320 -- Description: .44-caliber Magnum Interarms revolver. 
7 Case #: 10-059632 -- Description: Rossi .38-caliber revolver. 
8 Case #: 10-062446 -- Description: Colt Commander .45-caliber ACP pistol. 
9 Minneapolis Police supervisor of the property and evidence unit Kerstin Hammarberg holds a gun that was found in a pond and is now stored in the gun vault. 
10 Case#: 10-062769 -- Description: Springfield Armory .45 ACP pistol. 
11 Case #: 10-009999 -- Description: Kimber .45-caliber pistol. 
12 Case #: 10-094670 -- Description: Charter Arms Bulldog .44-caliber special. 
13 Case#: 10-137549 -- Description: Smith & Wesson M&P 9 mm compact semiautomatic pistol. 
14 Case#: 10-143762 -- Description: Colt .38-caliber revolver. 
15 Shelves house thousands of handguns in a secure facility in the metro area, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2011.