Found my Browning Buckmark .22 on my trapline!


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ALASKACAJUN
January 15, 2006, 02:41 AM
I run a trapline near Glennallen Alaska on the weekends! My trappin' partner and I were on the line a week ago on a Friday night! It was 2 in the A.M. when I noticed my .22 pistol was gone... I backtracked but could not locate it in the 18" of white stuff.... Anyway this week I borrowed a metal detector, brought it out to the line, and went to the last place I had my gun! I turned on the detector walked 3 steps and found my gun in 6 inches of snow! :D

It was all frozen so I put it under my Chevy's heater for a few minutes and in no time it was dry as a bone.... :D

- Clint

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WarMachine
January 15, 2006, 02:46 AM
When I first read the title, I though it said trampoline :scrutiny:

f4t9r
January 15, 2006, 03:01 AM
Lucky you
glad you got it back

Powderman
January 15, 2006, 07:57 AM
And, how does it shoot now, after the "cryogenic" treatment? :D

Fly320s
January 15, 2006, 10:03 AM
When I first read the title, I though it said trampoline :scrutiny:
When I first read the title, I thought it said trotline. :what:
I was trying to figure out what kind of fish you were going to catch with a .22.

Dave Markowitz
January 15, 2006, 10:46 AM
Glad you found your pistol. How did it survive the extended exposure test? Any rust? What kind of oil was it coated in?

GoBrush
January 15, 2006, 12:36 PM
Wow you must be liven right glad you found it. Couple questions did you have a problem with your holster? How did it perform after you found it?

joesixpack
January 15, 2006, 12:42 PM
When I first read the title, I though it said trampoline :scrutiny:

That's what I read, too. You know the rules of gun safety, never jump on a trampoline with a handgun (Long guns are OK as long as they have a safety engaged)

AirForceShooter
January 15, 2006, 01:10 PM
You're in alaska and you carry a .22?
Isn't that supposed to be doubled up there?

AFS

hso
January 15, 2006, 01:24 PM
When I first read the title, I thought it said trotline. :what:
I was trying to figure out what kind of fish you were going to catch with a .22.

Exactly! And there's the difference between Alaska and Tennessee. I would have sworn he'd lost it overboard and it hung up on one of the fishing lines.
:D

ALASKACAJUN
January 15, 2006, 05:08 PM
Powderman- It shoots fine, I put it on the floor of the Chevy under the heater vent, inspected the barrel for crud, then stepped out and shot the 10 rounds that were in the mag with no problems...

Dave- There was absolutely no rust, it was in a frozen block of ice, I chipped most of it off and melted the rest. It's a parkerized gun, I cleaned it with Hoppe's #9 the day before I lost it. As it was drying the beautiful smell of Hoppe's permeated the Chevy....

Gobrush- I have my old military issue Gore-Tex jacket, it has a big pocket near the zipper in the chest area. It was in there, usually it's safe but I guess I learned a valuable lesson. I would have a shoulder holster but it would just be in the way when wearing my gear, as it is usually -30 degrees were I'm at trapping.... A belt holster is out too.... But I have to carry a .22 for Lynx dispatch!

Airforceshooter- Bear don't usually show themselves in -30 degrees, so the only thing that I would need a bigger caliber for would be Wolves, Wolverine, Fox or Lynx... That's why I always have my AR, or my 22-250 handy....

HSO- Alaska is nothing like Tenn. I'm from the Luziana Bayou country, and I don't think I've ever seen ice on water down there... Much less 4 foot thick ice... LOL

thanks for the comments guys....:D

- Clint

old4x4
January 15, 2006, 05:16 PM
When I first read the title, I though it said trampoline :scrutiny:
Iced coffee on my keyboard...damn, that was funny:D

Vern Humphrey
January 15, 2006, 05:34 PM
A few years back I was in the Rockies hunting elk. I sat on a log for lunch, and when I finished picked up my rifle and went on. And, man, did I feel good. I felt strong. I felt like I wasn't even carrying a pack -- uh, oh!:what:

I tried to retrace my steps, but no luck. The next year, hunting in the same area, I walked right up on it. Among other things in the pack (which spent the winter under a lot of snow) was a Randall Model 3 skinning knife. It is much the worse for wear, but still holds an edge.

ALASKACAJUN
January 15, 2006, 05:53 PM
I remember reading a testimonial about a certain German scope company thats been around for a long time. It was the son of a guy who lost a rifle 30 years before on a sheep hunt. 30 years later the son finds the rifle that looks like a ball of rust, but the scope was as clear as new..... :what:

- Clint

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