Yeah we do lose things when as we get older USARV72! Things like my mind.
A 2-inch Smith & Wesson Military & Police from 1952 turned up missing out of the safe some years back. Stayed gone for nearly two years. Turned up lying on the fabric that covers the the underside of a rocker here. Mrs. BMc likes using that particular revolver and had stoked it up with 158 grain +P SWCs and secreted it at the edge of the seat cushion, along side the arm rest on an evening when I was away hunting. It fell on through the chair and the bottom fabric caught it where it was later discovered.
I was doing a routine maintanence check on the firearms in the safe a few years later. Discovered a bug within the zippered pouch containing the Colt Model 1908 .25. The bug had gotten in the safe, crawled up near a top shelf, gotten in the completely closed zippered pouch, cozied up to the little Colt and died. How he managed to get that far and not manage to extract himself is beyond my ken.
Good ol' RIG saved the day and the Colt's finish as well. No telling how long the bug had been in there. So, I wiped down the gun and re-RIG'ed it.
I had gone in our library room to show the find to Mrs. BMc and remark on the persistence of the bug. That's the last time I saw the little Colt for over a year.
We were about to go out of town and I thought I recalled pulling a few books from the shelf that evening and hiding the Colt behind them. Ended up looking behind every book in a 1500 volume library. Didn't find the Colt, but the books and shelves needed dusting badly.
One day I happened to peak into a box kept in the gun safe that holds duplicate coins from the collection. There was the Colt. Then I recalled how I'd intended to thoroughly wash and dry the zippered case before placing the Colt back in it so just stuck the runt of a pistol in the box for the time being.
We moved in late 2021. I also collect vintage watches. Keep them in watch rolls. One of those turned up missing for the first six months after we moved in. I envisioned workmen stealing it, me hiding it during the time workmen were in the house, or me throwing it out during the unpacking. It turned up in a door pouch of the gun safe. I'd been within inches of it regularly and hadn't looked there.
Oh yeah! I have lost my entire primer supply because of the move! Nearly 40,000 of them in all sizes. I've had to buy primers since the move. I know where they are approximately. I still have to unpack the shop and they're boxed up in a pyramid of "stuff" piled in the middle of the floor.
Just wheel me on down to the local nursing home.