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Fishing for gun steel

Post by wreckless » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:14 am

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Father and son find WW2 guns in river at Grey Lake

A father and son have found 30 World War Two gun parts while fishing with magnets in a river near their home.
The badly-rusted items were pulled from the water at Grey Lake, Kingsweston Sluice, near Street in Somerset.
Police divers scouring the river earlier also found a number of gun parts on the river bed.
Avon and Somerset Police said the latest find appeared to be part of the same cache - discovered in February 2015 - by a group of boys.
Then, and over two days, they dredged up some 80 weapons including pistols, rifles and a machine gun.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-41159346
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Re: Fishing for gun steel

Post by m3bobby » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:19 pm

There's some much later than WW2 guns in that lot. And they're so varied that these haven't come from factory dumping. Maybe dumped during refurb but I don't know of any factories that FTRd that many variations, esp in Somerset.
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