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Posted: 3/13/2006 7:22:29 AM EDT
Someones boat tipped :P

Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:23:18 AM EDT
A real boating accident!

Of course they were probably used in a crime and they dumped 'em there to get rid of the evidence...
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:24:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
A real boating accident!

Of course they were probably used in a crime and they dumped 'em there to get rid of the evidence...



Or stolen.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:24:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:26:29 AM EDT
Thanks for finding my guns. IM inbound with shipping address.



Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:26:50 AM EDT

Seriuously - who here HASN'T thrown a firearm in a lake?



(I know I have )
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:27:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
Around 1970 or so a National Guard armory in Indiana was ripped off. A bunch of M14's and M60's were stolen. The guys were caught and said they prepped them and dropped them in a lake in Brown Co.
Nothing was ever found.

Do tell? Maybe it's time I broke out my under-used SCUBA gear!
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:27:20 AM EDT
put them back in a tray of water or else they will rust faster than shit. The water will protect it from oxygen.

You need to take them down and clean and oil each part.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:27:39 AM EDT
BOTD


IBTL
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:28:49 AM EDT
Nice find.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:29:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:31:06 AM EDT
It looks like it did several dollars worth of improvement to the mini 14.

Too bad about the 870 though. It looks like police issue.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:32:20 AM EDT
Good to see NR in the background...
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:34:22 AM EDT
I read about one guy who hunted ducks on the ocean. Every year he would buy a cheap shotgun, not maintain it and retire it at the end of the season.

Seems a sad thing to do, but also neat, like a Viking funeral.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:34:57 AM EDT
You really need to notify the local LEO's about your find.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:38:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
You really need to notify the local LEO's about your find.



+1

they could be stolen or evidence from a crime
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:43:42 AM EDT
I'm impressed that the copy of MAXIM held up that well....after being at the bottom of the lake. Maybe Ruger and Remington should look into it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:49:24 AM EDT
Are you going to eat those sunflower seeds you found in the lake?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:51:56 AM EDT
Send the Mini14 back to Ruger for a refirb. Same with the Remington shotgun.

What could it hurt?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:54:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tallbill:
Someones boat tipped :P

img162.imageshack.us/img162/1717/dsc009438vd2vd.jpg



wow, well I guess I was wrong the mini14 doesn't make a good boat anchor either
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:56:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 8:04:59 AM EDT by tyman]
There we go.


And dang, where'd find those at?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:57:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By StonerStudent:
I'm impressed that the copy of MAXIM held up that well....after being at the bottom of the lake. Maybe Ruger and Remington should look into it.



Must be the coating they put on the pages for the ... younger boys...
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:00:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 8:02:27 AM EDT by Gunner1X]
You're under arrest for tampering with a crime scene.



Seriously, turn them into the local PO PO and ask them if they'll notify you of their findings in return.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:02:26 AM EDT

wow, well I guess I was wrong the mini14 doesn't make a good boat anchor either





Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:05:31 AM EDT
Best thing to ever happen to the Mini-14.
You should have left it down there.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:06:55 AM EDT
Terrible dinner pic! I give it a 3.

Only sunflower seeds.
no napkin, maybe use the towel as a substitute?
no knife
no beverage
no stapler
no measuring device
+1 for reading material
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:09:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
Around 1970 or so a National Guard armory in Indiana was ripped off. A bunch of M14's and M60's were stolen. The guys were caught and said they prepped them and dropped them in a lake in Brown Co.
Nothing was ever found.




Brown Co. is not far from me.......looks like it's time to
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:09:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By StonerStudent:
I'm impressed that the copy of MAXIM held up that well....after being at the bottom of the lake. Maybe Ruger and Remington should look into it.



Maxims are liquid-resistant. No one likes the pages to stick together.





- BG
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:10:47 AM EDT
How the heck did you recover these? Or did you just find the pic? MJD
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:10:50 AM EDT
A little elbow grease, WD-40 and some #0000 steel wool and they'll be good as new !
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:12:04 AM EDT
so tell us, how did you find these? im curious. scubadiving? were they in a shallow spot?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:15:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 8:17:11 AM EDT by warlord]
Hmmmm.... Years ago, the S. Calif LE such as LAPD and LASO/LASD(Los Angeles County Sherriff's Office/Dept) would drop weapons off the deep part of the coastline. Contrary to popular beliefs, steels don't rust unless they are exposed to air, just being under salt water doesn't do a thing for modern alloys at least in the short term. of course some enterpising SCUBA divers people recovered and sold them on the street. Now, confiscated weapons are sent to a scrap metal processor to be melted down. The thing is that today, many of the scrap metal processors are being forced out of So. Calif(Los Angeles-area) because of air pollution laws and rules.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:17:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:19:28 AM EDT
The shotgun was clearly a sad accident. I suspect that the Mini-14 was being used as a boat anchor...
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 12:54:06 PM EDT
Dinner pics, breakfast pics, now snack pics?

After checking with the cops, you might want to save them for the next "turn in a gun for free sneakers" event.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 12:55:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
Hmmmm.... Years ago, the S. Calif LE such as LAPD and LASO/LASD(Los Angeles County Sherriff's Office/Dept) would drop weapons off the deep part of the coastline. Contrary to popular beliefs, steels don't rust unless they are exposed to air, just being under salt water doesn't do a thing for modern alloys at least in the short term. of course some enterpising SCUBA divers people recovered and sold them on the street. Now, confiscated weapons are sent to a scrap metal processor to be melted down. The thing is that today, many of the scrap metal processors are being forced out of So. Calif(Los Angeles-area) because of air pollution laws and rules.



I thought they dumped those in DEEP water.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 1:10:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 1:11:44 PM EDT by tc556guy]
Before they started chopping them up, guns here were routinely taken out into the middle of the lake and dumped. We are talking 50 years ago or longer.
They also dumped a treasure trove of old film footage from the film studios that used to be here into the lake when the old film stock was deemed a fire hazard.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 1:16:41 PM EDT
Speaking of diving for treasure, I wonder if they ever found the weapons that Jesse Ventura and friends lost in the river near Niland, California. They lost a Stoner 63 and several M-16s. According to the report divers were unable to locate them at the time.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 2:02:29 PM EDT
Turn it into the LEOs if it is not stolen or used in a crime they will likely return it to you.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 10:47:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By g3shooter:
Turn it into the LEOs if it is not stolen or used in a crime they will likely return it to you.


What would you want with that piece of rusted junk?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 10:51:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Originally Posted By g3shooter:
Turn it into the LEOs if it is not stolen or used in a crime they will likely return it to you.


What would you want with that piece of rusted junk?



Conversation piece.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 11:15:41 AM EDT
how did you find it? did you use a large magnet?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 11:31:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:

Originally Posted By StonerStudent:
I'm impressed that the copy of MAXIM held up that well....after being at the bottom of the lake. Maybe Ruger and Remington should look into it.



Must be the coating they put on the pages for the ... younger boys...



Nice one.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 11:46:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
BOTD


IBTL



Shut up.

IBTL posts just aren't funny, creative, unique, or have any redeeming value anymore.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 11:54:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HorseHung:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
BOTD


IBTL



Shut up.

IBTL posts just aren't funny, creative, unique, or have any redeeming value anymore.



IBTL
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:14:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tanam:

Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Originally Posted By g3shooter:
Turn it into the LEOs if it is not stolen or used in a crime they will likely return it to you.


What would you want with that piece of rusted junk?



Conversation piece.


Gotcha . I thought we were going to be treated to another restoration thread like the shotgun someone found recently.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 2:57:56 PM EDT
The 870 looks restorable.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:47:58 PM EDT
OOOOOOH KRISTEN!!!...... best thing in the picture
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:59:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By HorseHung:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
BOTD


IBTL



Shut up.

IBTL posts just aren't funny, creative, unique, or have any redeeming value anymore.



IBTL







So how did you find them?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:06:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:06:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 4:06:59 PM EDT by Defcon]
See reply above.
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