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Old 10-13-2009, 10:13 AM  Geek is offline     #1 (permalink)
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Default Alabama road crews discovered World War II era weapons cache

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Alabama road crews discovered World War II era weapons recovered in Bibb County
By Sherrel Stewart
April 13, 2009, 4:11PM


Hal Yeager/Birmingham News
David Hyche, right, of the ATF and Bibb County Sheriff Keith Hannah show a cache of WWII era weapons found in a creek in Bibb county last Thursday. The ATF is asking the public's for help in finding out the source of the guns.


A cache of World War II-era weapons discovered last week in a Bibb County, Alabama, creek had probably been there less than 24 hours, authorities said today.

David Hyche, resident agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Birmingham office, said he has never encountered anything like this in his 21 years of work.

The firepower, discovered by a state road crew conducting a bridge inspection just north of
Centreville late last week, is il*legal to own, still in working condition and probably worth in the hundreds of thousands of dollars

It's a significant arsenal if it got into the wrong hands," Hyche said.

Bibb County Sheriff Keith Hannah said state road work*ers called his office on Thurs*day after spotting the weap*ons.

Hannah sent a sheriff's dive team into the water, where they found four Japanese ma*chine guns, a Japanese antitank cannon, an Italian ma*chine gun, a Japanese 50mm mortar and a Thompson ma*chine gun, also known as the Tommy Gun, a popular Prohi*bition-era submachine gun.
 
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:06 AM  bigfelipe is offline     #2 (permalink)
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Man, why couldn't I find that? Stupid ATF will just demill or destroy them...
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Typical hoplophic BULL.

Take a hard look. That pile of scrap metal poses ..."a significant arsenal if it got into the wrong hands" ?

How?

There is an old WWII airbase out here in West Texas that is now the campus for a TJDC kiddy pen.

If you saw the Kevin Costner movie "Fandango" the sky-diving scenes were filmed at that old base when the hangar was still standing.

Like most air bases, it is riddled with tunnels.

I was once told those tunnels are filled with crates of WWI era rifles, like 1917 Enfields and 1903 Springfields and the like.

I never got the guts to go looking because 1. It's state-owned property and restricted and 2. that old bomber base earned its name - Rattlesnake Bomber Base. I hate to think about what those tunnels hold 60 years or so after they were abandoned.
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this was a while ago, it was on my local boards. dont think it was that recent.

edit: just saw the april date. lol.
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When I hear cache, I think a few more than that!
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Typical hoplophic BULL.

Take a hard look. That pile of scrap metal poses ..."a significant arsenal if it got into the wrong hands" ?

How?

There is an old WWII airbase out here in West Texas that is now the campus for a TJDC kiddy pen.

If you saw the Kevin Costner movie "Fandango" the sky-diving scenes were filmed at that old base when the hangar was still standing.

Like most air bases, it is riddled with tunnels.

I was once told those tunnels are filled with crates of WWI era rifles, like 1917 Enfields and 1903 Springfields and the like.

I never got the guts to go looking because 1. It's state-owned property and restricted and 2. that old bomber base earned its name - Rattlesnake Bomber Base. I hate to think about what those tunnels hold 60 years or so after they were abandoned.
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We had tunnels beneath a lot of areas of England and we as kids used to trespass all the time to check some of them out. Good times. Some of 'em are here
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I was at a decommissioned base in Finland. I was in every building, trench, and tower I could find. There was a huge underground tunnel network that was welded shut. I love places like that
 
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How cool would it be to own a CRATE of ww1 rifles?
 
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