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Finding a Firearm

Discussion in 'Underwater Treasures' started by g2, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. greeniguana

    greeniguana Contributor

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    I found a nickel plated 357 revolver in the woods. Made a beer tap handle out of the cylinder. Threw the rest of it in a river.
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  2. Alekseolsen

    Alekseolsen Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Norway
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    Funny thread - Recently picked up a handgun while diving. A https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/JO.LO.AR. to be specific.

    The gun must have been recenty dropped, as magazine/safety/loading mechanism worked well.

    Assume it belonged to an elderly perosn that wanted to get rid of it. (Serial numbers still visible etc.)

    Did call the police, but I do feel the gun would belong at our dice-clubhouse. (Police took the gun).

    I do have photos, but Chrome seems to die when I open the gallery on the phone. (+25K photos)
     
  3. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
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    If it can be restored to working condition I'd keep it. One can never have too many guns. It is also a good idea to have a throw away gun in case the home invader's body needs one. If not I'd discard it.
     
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  4. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich Solo Diver

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    You could probably lift some prints from that....

    The military has always been good at dumping things they don’t want in the ocean. Until the 1950s, the assumption would be what ever it was, it is gone for good now....
     
  5. g2

    g2 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Port Townsend, WA
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    A bit of follow-up on the Browning pistol -- it cleaned up nicer than expected. Still lots of rust damage, but some numbers are visible.
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  6. TheQuintessentialMan

    TheQuintessentialMan Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Dallas, TX
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