TASMANIA Police has put together a special investigation team to solve a burglary that saw 15 firearms stolen from a Hobart home.
The break-in happened about 10pm on Saturday at Mornington.
The offenders fled when the owners returned home. No arrests have been made.
The registered firearms were safely secured in the house and included a mix of rifles and shotguns and one air pistol.
"There are reasons why people own that many, it's not unusual, but it's also a lot," Hobart CIB Acting Detective Inspector Craig Joel said.
"If one firearm is stolen that's more than we would like so albeit it is 15, we are treating it like any other theft of a firearm."
Detective Inspector Joel said there was no evidence that a breach of the state's firearm registry, which is maintained by Tasmania Police, was involved.
"We don't close our eyes to anything ... but with all genuineness there's no evidence to suggest that's the case in this instance," he said.
The robbery follows the theft of two firearms from a gun safe at a Winkleigh home last week.
The home was deliberately torched following the robbery, police have said.
There were about 223 gun thefts in Tasmania in 2012-13, up from 104 the year before.
Also stolen in the robbery on Saturday were an LCD TV, an Acer laptop, clothing and a yellow mig welder.
Police believe the offenders may have had a vehicle parked on Currajong Road and are calling for members of the public to report any suspicious activity in the area on the night.
"It happened in a built-up area, it was a just a general house in suburban Hobart," Detective Joel said.
"So we're anxious to see if anybody has seen anything."
People can call police on 131444 or CrimeStoppers on 1800333000.