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On finding guns... .

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by theotherwaldo, Feb 20, 2014.

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  1. theotherwaldo

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    Heh. Makes me wonder if you could duct-tape one of those security detector wands to a broomhandle as a stopgap field metal detector. Heh.

    Dunno about you, but I think I'd be a little more lily-livered and chicken-hearted and pantywaisted about dragging some of that WWII ordnance out of the ground. Couple of scenes in that one where I cringed a little. The first one of those drum mags I thought was a land mine and half expected the video to go blank. :eek:

    Oh, well, I reckon those guys knew what they were doing, but there are instances I've read/heard about where some of that old ordnance went KB, and I didn't get to be 75 yo by being uncaring about things-that-contain-nitrates. :what:

    I thought I saw a center-fire rifle casing in some of the stuff the Civil War guy found. Probably a deer hunter's ejected case. (If he found only one case, I'd bet the guy got the deer. :D )

    Many thanks for those vids! Fascinating. Makes me want to go investigate metal detector circuits. Reminds me somewhat of the Theremin musical instrument.

    Terry, 230RN

    REF (Off-topic, but for some folks who never heard of the Theremin instrument, this is Leon Theremin playing one):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5qf9O6c20o

    MORE (Details):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9STWwl6vivA
     
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    I once spent an entire afternoon watching that genre of vids. Very interesting stuff. Too bad most of it is scrap metal.
     
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    The WW II ordnance is something I wouldn't mess with. The gun finds are neat but what's the point--I doubt they would be lawful to keep in Germany.

    Very good vids of the river finds, too.
     
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    I always liked the show where they pulled a Panther tank out of a river in Poland. And I believe someone found a Russian KV-1 tank in a river in Russia.
     
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    -Or the T34/76a that came out of a swamp in perfect condition. Hosed it out, changed the fluids, rebuilt a couple of bogie bearings that were probably bad when the tank was dumped, and started it up. Apparently it had been captured by the Germans and used until they ran out of fuel.
     
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