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Posted: 1/27/2006 8:50:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 12:29:37 AM EDT by 688manuvering]
a rusted up garand and some pineapple gernades , and abunch of other neat shit . and lets just say it was
behind your house where only you pig hunt or for that matter you have never seen anybody up in that area .
what would you do ?


remember this is just a what if .

688

boy­s and girls this is truely a WHAT IF YOU FOUND THIS post . there are no pictures , there will be no pictures
nothing was found !

and it is fun to watch peoples minds wander .

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:52:39 PM EDT
Pull the pins and see if they still work.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:53:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By southeast_scrounger:
Pull the pins and see if they still work.



Just aslong as they don't work too well... those 1/2 second fuses are a bitch.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:54:04 PM EDT
+1
I have never thrown a Pinapple grenade

FREE


Originally Posted By southeast_scrounger:
Pull the pins and see if they still work.

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:54:10 PM EDT
Welllllllllll, the rusted up Garand just may have a new home. Annnnnnnnnd, a new metal detector may be in the works.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:56:28 PM EDT
Restore the Garand, go fishing with the grenades.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:57:04 PM EDT
I'd post a "pineapple grenade of truth" thread here, of course.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:58:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 9:00:13 PM EDT by 762minigun2]
Put the grenades in a five gallon bucket. Get yourself a good metal detector. Sweep the area for other Garands, and other goodies. When you are satisified with your search, call the cops for grenade disposal. Pop a cold one and watch the bomb squad go to work.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:58:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:00:08 PM EDT
Keep and restore the Garand.

Call EOD for the grenades; I don’t trust anything explosive that old to be stable.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:03:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lapp_Dance:
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i cant post pics , remember its a what if post .

688
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:04:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
Keep and restore the Garand.

Call EOD for the grenades; I don’t trust anything explosive that old to be stable.



+1

If you are in the habit of handling unexploaded ordnance, you won't be for long.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:04:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Restore the Garand, go fishing with the grenades.


Hilarious!!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:07:37 PM EDT
Some duck tape, a looong string and a tree. See if them grenades still work.

Otherwise, I honestly wouldnt mess with old unexploded ordnance. Might be interesting to watch the bomb squad work.

Or maybe, just get a big ass peice of Tannerite and tape the grenades to it.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:09:42 PM EDT
Gov't property

Turn it in
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:09:54 PM EDT
No way in Hell would I so much as touch a 60 yo explosive I found mouldering on the ground, if there was any way to avoid it.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:10:16 PM EDT
Put the grenades on the EE, and get paid via pay-pal. I don't think they have an anti explosives policy do they?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:13:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 762minigun2:
Put the grenades in a five gallon bucket. Get yourself a good metal detector. Sweep the area for other Garands, and other goodies. When you are satisified with your search, call the cops for grenade disposal. Pop a cold one and watch the bomb squad go to work.




Even touching the grenades is idiotic. Mark em, police up the other goodies you want, then call the bomb squad.

If you really have balls, see how many times you can shoot one with your AR before the grenade goes boom...from 100 yds away of course.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:24:41 PM EDT
Yup! Keep the Garand but dont mess with the grenades


... or you may end up posting something similar to this :.45 THROUGH HAND GRAPHIC or worst!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:28:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:29:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 9:29:24 PM EDT by RustedAce]
I found a rusted up pineapple grenade on Lejeune, do those things just not go off or what haha, I just told EOD about it.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:38:09 PM EDT
Hey little bra.......

call me.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:39:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 9:40:55 PM EDT by dfariswheel]
They're still finding plenty of unexploded ordnance from WWI.

Nearly 100 years old and much of it is still deadly, and UNSTABLE as Hell.

Even the bomb squad usually won't even touch old ordnance due to the risk, and they blow it in place.

Go ahead, pick it up. Likely you'll soon be appearing in one of those Darwin Award postings.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:40:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:44:37 PM EDT
ww2 grenades

left outside in the middle of the Pacific, can you say salt water atmosphere?

dangerous and unstable at best


Hopefully you are not a Darwin Candidate and give EOD a chance to practice their craft on some live goodies

Dram
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:47:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rainman:
Hey little bra.......

call me.




hey what do you want brainman .



688
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:57:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:16:37 PM EDT
i know a place that a national guard unit practiced at during the second war inmy "area" and its not uncommon tofind a crap load of rusted linked ammo laying around,but mainly in old streambeds that aredriedup. rumor has it, that the soldiers were told to go shoot a certain amount of ammo and they would shoot alittle and dump the rest, somewher out in the training area, which is now now is nolonger owned by the gov.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:25:03 PM EDT
My area used to be the WWII home of the 10th Mountain division. Still find stuff in the hills, some of it quite interesting.

SRM
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:40:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eye_spy:
Yup! Keep the Garand but dont mess with the grenades


... or you may end up posting something similar to this :.45 THROUGH HAND GRAPHIC or worst!



I thought my ND was nappy. Holy Christ!!! I was sooooo lucky.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:45:12 PM EDT
I'd play it safe and Call EOD for the grenades
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:56:42 PM EDT
Restore the M-1.
Come back and shoot the grenades with it. (From at least 50 yards away)
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:58:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
Keep and restore the Garand.

Call EOD for the grenades; I don’t trust anything explosive that old to be stable.




+1,000,000
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:03:34 PM EDT
Restore the garand and shoot at the frags and if the dont detonate its safe! then pull the pins!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:17:09 PM EDT
tag for "what if" outcome.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:28:54 PM EDT
taggity
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 12:02:29 AM EDT
Been there, done that. Really.

Back when I was a Junior in High school, I lived in a little town called Hawthorne, Nevada. It is an Army Ammunitions Depot, formerly Naval test and development/ammunition depot.

The Army used to do lots of exercises and the like in the desert surrounding the base and town, and the Navy used to test torpedos and the like in the lake close by.

There were many signs in the desert, now no longer used by the military for exercises and such, saying that if you found ANYTHING, that you were to call the EOD guys.

While I never found a Garand or any actual weapon like a gun, there were instances where old, rusted WWII grenades were found by the children of servicemembers or civilian government employees (what I was) and in one case, an entire crate was accidentally unearthed of live grenades.

My buddies and I have found stuff, grenades, unexploded artillery shells, somthing that I swore was an old bazooka round, etc. We marked and went home to call EOD. Sometimes if we were feeling frisky, we would back off and try to shoot said item with our .22 rifles to get them to detonate. Fortunatly, we were never successfull.

There are many things out in that desert. It can be a fun place and a very dangerous place if you are not careful.

Chris
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 2:59:53 AM EDT
anyone have pictures of the stuff you found? obviously this does not apply to the thread starter since his is all "what if"
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:05:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:
anyone have pictures of the stuff you found? obviously this does not apply to the thread starter since his is all "what if"



not me.......
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:56:30 AM EDT
Hypothetically, If I were in this theoretical situation-

Keep the M1 and restore it, deny it was ever found

call EOD for the Frags after Im done searching for treasure

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:59:37 AM EDT
Refinish the Garand, get the pineapples registered as DD's, go to the range and have fun.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:08:53 AM EDT
I called the detroit police to come get some old morter rounds i found while cleaning out a storage locker. Call me a pussy but i didnt want to drive home with those in my car, we have huge pot holes So the bomb squad comes out and the guy gets all dressed up in his big suit, walks in there picks them up and put them in something that looks like a cement mixer.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:04:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 688manuvering:
a rusted up garand and some pineapple gernades , and abunch of other neat shit . and lets just say it was
behind your house where only you pig hunt or for that matter you have never seen anybody up in that area .
what would you do ?


remember this is just a what if .

Call EOD... I wouldn't be fucking around with old ordn.

688

boys and girls this is truely a WHAT IF YOU FOUND THIS post . there are no pictures , there will be no pictures
nothing was found !

and it is fun to watch peoples minds wander .


Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:09:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:19:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
I'd post a "pineapple grenade of truth" thread here, of course.



Atta boy!!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:22:42 AM EDT
the Garand is probably too rusted to restore ? maybe you should just dust it off and use it for a wall hanger?

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:34:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:40:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Silesius:
Gov't property

Turn it in




Yea....right.
Where does the .gov get the money to pay for that?
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:59:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
in 1988 i was in basic training at ft knox. during our "miles" exercise my squad was assaulting a machingun emplacement. i dove for cover in a "pit" and felt something hard like a rock sticking into my chest.

It was a pineapple grenade. rusty pin boke and fell out when i landed on it and my stomach was holding the spoon in place. Drill sargents were yelling at me to move until i told them i was on top of a grenade. Eod was called and they got me out of the pit.

the EOD guys told us it's not uncommon for those things to pop every so often as the age gets to them. DOn't know if it's true or not but i have no desire to test them out. They are explosives and OLD! don't fuck with them.




I do belive i woulda shat my pants!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 1:50:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
in 1988 i was in basic training at ft knox. during our "miles" exercise my squad was assaulting a machingun emplacement. i dove for cover in a "pit" and felt something hard like a rock sticking into my chest.

It was a pineapple grenade. rusty pin boke and fell out when i landed on it and my stomach was holding the spoon in place. Drill sargents were yelling at me to move until i told them i was on top of a grenade. Eod was called and they got me out of the pit.

the EOD guys told us it's not uncommon for those things to pop every so often as the age gets to them. DOn't know if it's true or not but i have no desire to test them out. They are explosives and OLD! don't fuck with them.



I've seen your stomach, Mike. You were in no danger of a mortal wound.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 2:20:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 2:21:08 PM EDT by The_Beer_Slayer]
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