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Found my Browning Buckmark .22 on my trapline!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ALASKACAJUN, Jan 15, 2006.


    ALASKACAJUN Well-Known Member

    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
  2. WarMachine

    WarMachine Well-Known Member

    When I first read the title, I though it said trampoline :scrutiny:
  3. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

    Lucky you
    glad you got it back
  4. Powderman

    Powderman Well-Known Member

    And, how does it shoot now, after the "cryogenic" treatment? :D
  5. Fly320s

    Fly320s Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Well-Known Member

    We may be able to learn something

    Glad you found your pistol. How did it survive the extended exposure test? Any rust? What kind of oil was it coated in?
  7. GoBrush

    GoBrush Well-Known Member

    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?
  8. joesixpack

    joesixpack Member

    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)
  9. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    You're in alaska and you carry a .22?
    Isn't that supposed to be doubled up there?

  10. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    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.

    ALASKACAJUN Well-Known Member

    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
  12. old4x4

    old4x4 Well-Known Member

    Iced coffee on my keyboard...damn, that was funny:D
  13. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    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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