This is not a SCA story. But I feel it belongs here.
At Chattacon in 1998 a certain costumer who will remain nameless was wearing a Very authentic Storm Trooper outfit. Including a Gun he had kit-bashed together from other parts. This was a one of a kind gun that drew lots of attention. In the course of passing around the gun to let it be examined a less than scrupulous person got it and left the area.
Apparently he had the idea to hide the gun and come back for it latter after the hotel lobby had cleared a little. He never got a chance to come back for it. The other Storm Troopers and Klingons, and you name it, all started looking for the guy and the gun. The thief got away, but the gun was recovered later that hour, and returned to the nameless costumer.
Many people went out of their way to find that gun, and I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart. Their finding the gun made me feel indescribably better as I was the person who had handed the gun to the thief.
There is one thing you can always say about both Klingons and Storm Troopers, they always get their Gun<g>
Gregor The Laggar