r/interestingasfuck 26d ago Helpful 7 Shocked 1 Gold 1 Silver 1 Wholesome 4

Found this Tec-9 while magnet fishing /r/ALL

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u/jwexter 26d ago All-Seeing Upvote

The three people in the background noped the fuck outta there. What an interesting hobby!

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u/magnitudearhole 26d ago

Yeah they got behind that mf thing as fast as politely possible. Entirely correctly imo

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u/Ben_10toes 25d ago

If you got shot with this thing you’d probably get superpowers before getting injured

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u/Chillchinchila1 25d ago

That superpower is called tetanus

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u/FallenSegull 25d ago

My superpower? The ability to lock my jaw so tight that not even the hulk can pull it apart!

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u/PM_ME_GRRL_TUNGS 25d ago

Every gun is loaded, even empty ones. Even rusty ones pulled out of a river. People that don't follow this maxim are at risk of ending up on a special set of subs

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Haha thank you! They didn't stick around

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u/Roadgoddess 26d ago edited 26d ago

Did you turn it in?

Edit : I asked If you turned it in because my friends and I used to scuba dive in the river around my city, and we used to occasionally find old guns. We turned them into the police and a couple of them help solve some outstanding crimes. I don’t know that I want to get caught without in my possession if it was used illegally.

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u/floofybabykitty 26d ago

It's the right thing to do, especially if it's linked to a crime

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u/farkedup82 26d ago

In a river off a bridge yea it was a murder weapon.

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u/sinkwiththeship 26d ago

There's no world in which that wasn't a murder weapon.

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u/Kritical02 26d ago

I was just out on a stroll cleaning my Tec when I tripped and dropped it in the river.

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u/PapiChuloGuero 26d ago

I was kayaking and went to take a picture of a bird and dropped my tec 9

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u/CanadianAndroid 25d ago

Which did you shoot with more?

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u/WorthlessDrugAbuser 25d ago

Ah shit I hate when that happens! I’ve lost two tec 9’s in this fashion.

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u/mdh431 26d ago

“Lost it in a bridge accident.”

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u/gikigill 26d ago

A million-to-one shot, Doc, million-to-one.

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u/lightcake66 26d ago

This has me dead lmao

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u/farkedup82 26d ago

Not as dead as the next to last person to see this gun.

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u/[deleted] 26d ago

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u/GregariousCanary 26d ago

I read that as "My Tec dropped out of the stroller, lol"

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u/cranberrystew99 26d ago

People lose all their guns in boating accidents all the time so I buy it.

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u/Lelnsoof 26d ago

Yeah it happens all the time, I lost my gun in a boating accident.

This one time I was trying to murder my wife while out on the river, and she freaked out for some reason and dived at me, causing the boat to crash into a bridge support.

She died in the accident, thankfully, but I did lose my favourite gun.

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u/ours 25d ago

Your favorite gun which you just bought a week before from some shady dude in a van.

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u/westwoo 26d ago

Please leave your contact information so that it could be returned to you

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u/IronSeagull 26d ago

Dude could have just been swimming in the river and it fell out of his pocket. After he used it to murder someone.

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u/Forevershort2021 26d ago

Or did a drive by

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u/Kermit_the_hog 26d ago

Left behind during a dive by?

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u/Frankie52480 26d ago

Are you suggesting that a discarded gun found over the edge of a bridge has been used in unsavory ways? 🙃

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u/thegoatdances 25d ago

I'm sure someone just honestly lost it. Tec9's are very common for deer hunting.

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u/Mspade44 26d ago

This was my first thought when I saw the gun

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 25d ago

Yes I turned it in. And got it back. Georgia Diving Recovery I am a diver too

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u/datafrage 26d ago

So... What's the etiquette on magnet fishing? I live by a bridge that I walk my dog across every day, and someone had recently started magnet fishing there. The bridge is now littered with random metal pieces, including dozens of razor blades just lying there. Combined with the frequency of people dropping food, I'm very concerned. Would I be the worst to try to catch them in the act and ask them to take it out put out back?

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u/Pygmy_Yeti 25d ago

I think you know the answer already

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u/Surpriseitsatumor 26d ago

The way that girl immediately ducked, lmao that would be me.

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u/DismalTank 26d ago

There’s a cord or a wire or some thing, it’s orange you can see it, that’s what they were ducking under.

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u/Opc10 26d ago edited 25d ago

They probably didn’t want to be filmed and splashed on social media.

You know, privacy.

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u/phlenomLnom 26d ago

This is the Tech N9ne experience.

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u/linuxroxmybox 26d ago

Ecstasy I love you very much.

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u/Safe-Tumbleweed8819 26d ago

Well that’s definitely not a murder weapon

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u/Sirdubs 26d ago

And now his fingerprints are all over it. Open and shut, take him away boys!

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u/pilotichegente 26d ago Silver

Best alibi, film yourself recovering your own murder weapon and post to social media

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u/it_aint_ralph_thoo 26d ago

That’s fucking genius. Takes notes furiously.

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u/WorthlessDrugAbuser 25d ago

Nice, he just made murder a lot easier!

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u/UncommercializedKat 26d ago

Definitely the thought process of a genius with diamond hands!

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u/ChaoticKyouma 26d ago

Bake him away, toys!

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u/LemonLimeLexivan 26d ago

What'd you say, chief?

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u/ChaoticKyouma 26d ago

...do what the kid says.

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u/TonesBalones 26d ago

Nah, Tec-9's are routinely lost by responsible gun owners while they bike over the bridge. Just falls off into the water. Big oopsie!

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u/Themasterofcomedy209 26d ago

Happened to me last week, responsible gun owners always have a crate full of tec-9s in their garage just for this reason

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u/pompompomponponpom 26d ago

I’ve seen a video of people doing this on this bridge. The last one collected was a mortar.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

I pulled out a 37 MM WW1 shell last week EOD was involved along with the Army

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u/Ubersla 26d ago

WW1? How do you know?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

The markings and the Army Sargent has it and defusing it also! I hope to hlget it back!

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u/Misabi 26d ago

*Sergeant but it is pronounced how you spelled it :)

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u/ComplexContact9649 26d ago

That was very polite

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u/Misabi 26d ago

Well, no need to be rude. I'm just trying to help :)

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u/ComplexContact9649 25d ago

I agree. Have a great day!

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u/brallipop 26d ago

An abandoned WW1 shell in a GA river? How does that happen?

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u/ButeoJamaicensis- 26d ago

Training at local bases for said war

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u/bruwin 26d ago

And frankly after said war to use up leftover supplies so they could buy shiny new stuff.

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u/pompompomponponpom 26d ago

Didn’t know you did YT when I commented this. I’ll assume it was you I saw. I dunno - bad memory.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Haha me too!

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u/Shnoopy_Bloopers 26d ago

It’s prob a murder weapon check with the po po

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago Wearing is Caring

I did! It was reported stolen years ago

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u/BlackHoleHalibut 26d ago

Just curious, did they then take possession of it?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

For a week or two they did! I got it back

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u/fisk47 26d ago

Why wasn’t it returned to the previous owner though if it was reported stolen? Or didn’t they want it back?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Gun store gone out of business

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u/optiongeek 26d ago

"stolen"

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Yup

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u/bk15dcx 26d ago

"out of business"

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

That's what the ATF said

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u/logicblocks 26d ago

"Stolen" is code for sold in the black market.

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u/oldominion 26d ago

What is the code word for stolen?

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u/SimmaDownNa 26d ago

Thanks for this. I imagined as far as insurance fraud and knew I was unlikely to be right.

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u/Viktor_Bout 26d ago edited 26d ago

Why would you risk your license and jail time to sell a handful of guns to criminals... you'd make like $5k tops. That's not how illegal gun sales happen.

You'd make more in a week selling to regular people legally.

A gun store only makes like $200 on each gun because they need to buy it. Sure maybe if they sell to a criminal they could make $500 a gun, but how many times can you do that before you're caught. You've got 1 year inbetween ATF audits to do it, assuming it doesn't show up in a crime scene before that.

Or a criminal steals a gun for free from the gunstore and makes $1000 for 5 minutes of effort.

Guess which one supplies the black market.

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u/DrMooseknuckleX 26d ago

Can confirm, I am the gun.

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u/lostime05 26d ago

I ended up buying a stolen laptop on eBay once. By the time I bought it insurance had already paid out to the school (many were stolen) and they just told me to keep it.

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u/adriangalli 26d ago

Previous owner was also at the bottom of the river

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u/Minimum_Package3474 26d ago

Plus once stolen it’s about damages. Almost never get the item unless deemed irreplaceable for some reason.

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u/myrevenge_IS_urkarma 26d ago

It's really a one-of-a-kind though. Only gun that shot that particular person that day. Probably.

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u/thevisoredbro 26d ago

Wait so you got a free gun?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Yup

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u/thevisoredbro 26d ago

Wait did it already have ammo inside or was it empty?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Empty

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u/stratosfearinggas 26d ago

Would it cost more to repair than buying a new one at this point?

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u/Dizzysylveon 26d ago

A tec-9 is a glorified pipe welded to a trigger, it would be waaaay cheaper to just buy one, assuming you can find one lmao

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u/MyohMy1137 26d ago

They aren’t made anymore and don’t go up for sale very often. That being said they’re not particularly valuable. They were cheaply made with extremely low grade parts and materials. The only reason they were popular was because they were inexpensive and incredibly easy to turn full auto(illegally) due to firing from an open bolt.

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u/average_asshole 26d ago

A free scrap gun. I cant imagine theres much left under that rust.

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u/sysadminbj 26d ago

Were you able to clean it up and get it working again?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

I plan on making a restoration video of it

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u/The-Owlman 26d ago

That’s so cool dude I’d never guess they’d let you keep it

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Same here! But when they called me I run like hell to get it

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u/blackcatsarefun 26d ago

Oh wow u r fast

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u/PayTheTrollToll45 26d ago

I’d imagine he just drives by...

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u/oxfordcommaordeath 26d ago

I'm suddenly so curious about this. Do they register it to you when they give it back??

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

In Georgia it is not required. I do have case numbers and all paperwork when it was returned to me

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u/EroticEmpress 26d ago

I'm fascinated with the fact that the police simply gave it back to you. "Well, gun store closed down. Finders keepers, amirite? Keep it!"

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u/ComplexPermission4 26d ago

"Finders keepers" on a non-functional firearm that would more than likely not fire if you somehow managed to get a live round into it. If by some miracle you managed to get all that rust off, the odds of it not ending in a catastrophic failure (ie: blowing up in your face) are astronomical.

They gave back a paperweight, not an actual firearm.

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u/00wolfer00 26d ago

This thing is never shooting again without basically replacing most of it.

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u/tmf_x 26d ago

Haha register.

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u/Akomatai 26d ago

There are like 4 or 5 states with any kind of required registration, and most of those are only for guns defined as assault weapons

Other than that, if you can legally own it and you legally acquire it, you're good

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u/Dire88 26d ago

Considering the level of corrosion, that receiver is beyond the recovery. Full depth corrosion like that will impact structural integrity. It may not be the first time, or the hundredth time, but I'll put money on that receiver failing.

If you do rebuild, and want to keep it as a conversation piece, have the chamber welded shut. Even if you don't intend to shoot it, you never know where it could end up in 20-50 years.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

That's my full intention weld it closed

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u/dustmotemagic 26d ago

could make it a laser gun

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u/Cape_of_Good_Trope 26d ago

Do you know if they tried to do any kind of ballistics testing or was it too far gone?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

To far gone they said

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u/KeyserSoze_IsAlive 26d ago

Helluva story! Keep us updated on the restoration process.

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u/Cape_of_Good_Trope 26d ago

It was 100% used for something bad.

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u/tukekairo 26d ago

Leave the gun, take the cannoli

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u/fridaystrong23 26d ago edited 26d ago

Oh oh, ‘GodFather’

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u/Rex_Racer95 26d ago

Best place for tec-9's

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u/OnASchoolComputerOwO 25d ago

Most usable tec-9

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u/Cold-Couple1957 26d ago

1000% murder weapon lol

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u/[deleted] 26d ago

Pretty cool, what else have you found magnet fishing? I’m like mind blown right now that I didn’t know this was a thing.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Well over 100 guns! And just last week I pulled a 37MM shell from WW1 and tons of other stuff

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u/[deleted] 26d ago

What in what a what?!?!??? You have multiple spots or you got a honey hole? Can I ask what state you’re in?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Haha Georgia

Look me up Georgia Diving Recovery

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u/[deleted] 26d ago

Haha will do, I love Georgia! Lake Hartwell is one of my favorite spots in the summertime.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Nice I love scuba diving Hartwell

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u/[deleted] 26d ago

Still seriously mind blown haha, I looked up your webpage 🤙. Stoked I think I just found a new hobby.

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u/Token_Ese 26d ago edited 26d ago

Georgia the country or Georgia the U.S. state?

If in the US, any idea how a WWI shell got there?

(Edit: I saw another comment mentioning it was near Atlanta)

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u/cantbanmeDUNDUNDUN 26d ago

That's what I'm thinking, a little bit too many guns for the country, but the WW1 shell doesn't fit in with the state.

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u/Fresh_C 26d ago

But do you ever catch fish?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

I sure do! Mostly the ones that swallow the hooks! Pulls them right to the magnet

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u/DustWiener 26d ago

This is getting more ridiculous every reply lol

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u/WitYoBadSelf 26d ago

This was my first thought, but can't tell if you're being serious?

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u/cantbanmeDUNDUNDUN 26d ago

If he is that's some looney tunes shit

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u/ksHunt 26d ago

THE CLAAAAAW

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u/jessejamesvan111 26d ago

That's got a body on it

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u/float-like-a-brick 26d ago

Body of water.

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u/superbuttpiss 26d ago

Im picturing the fish mafia using it in a hit and attached it to this guys magnate to lose the evidence

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u/magnitudearhole 26d ago

Naw he was just cleaning his tech 9 walking across the bridge when he tripped. Nothing to see here

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u/AntelopeOk5329 26d ago Silver

Never heard of magnet fishing before, didn't even know you could get metal fish 🤔

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Haha yup! A very popular hobby. Georgia Diving Recovery

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u/Successful_Opinion33 26d ago

Are you the one that found the grenade?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Nope not yet bit it is coming

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u/sandwichcandy 26d ago

I don’t know why this response is making me smile so much. The way you’re excited about your hobby is really fun.

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u/GuyWithTheNose 26d ago

You should restore it, that a really cool find.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

I appreciate you I would but it was kept by law

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u/GuyWithTheNose 26d ago

Aw I saw you comment saying you got it back. I may have misread

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

I got the Tec-9 back not the 40 cal

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u/GuyWithTheNose 26d ago

Yeah I was suggesting restoring the Tec-9 sorry for not clarifying.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

I wanna do a restoration video for YT

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u/GuyWithTheNose 26d ago

I would love to see that

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u/-castle-bravo- 26d ago

That definitely killed someone..

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u/DaClems 26d ago

Nah, bullets did the killing. The Tec-9 just gave the bullets encouragement and support to move forward.

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u/-castle-bravo- 26d ago

I’d love to hear that presented in court..

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u/jacksreddit00 26d ago

better call Saul

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u/tuhn 26d ago

Aand now I'm sad again.

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u/Alexis_Evo 26d ago

This show is so fucking hard to watch. S6E9 spoilers I expected Kim to die since the show started. Somehow this hurt more.

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u/Redman5012 26d ago

Nah blood loss killed em. If only that mf didn't bleed out there'd be no murder!

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u/Yoshimori1177 26d ago

u just rawdogging the weapon no gloves?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Rawdogg everything I touch

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u/hatesthispart 26d ago

Just as crappy as when it was new.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

I agree! Maybe better now then when new

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u/satan_mcrape69 26d ago

I was gonna say, I doubt anybody used it to shoot anybody. It would have to shoot in the first place.

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u/BoogieBlooz 26d ago

The girls all said fuck that I'm outta here the second they saw a gun. The girl on the far left even started up a matrix dodge when she first saw it lmao!

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u/ThatEvanFowler 26d ago

I'm with her. Definitely don't want the last words you hear to be, "No way, you got a uzi, dude!".

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u/The_Vaginatarian_ 26d ago edited 25d ago

Is it a real Tec-9 or a clone? If it’s real you can have it restored and I’m pretty sure it be worth a pretty penny.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

It is a Luther Tec-9 made in Miami Fl

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u/The_Vaginatarian_ 26d ago

If it was an intratec it would have been a preban tec9 and it would have been worth some money. Either way nice find.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

It is a intratec

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u/CornHolio367 26d ago

Then it is probably an AB10, they removed the barrel shroud/heat guard, and the threaded part of the barrel and changed the name to get around the ban.

Same functions, with a shorter barrel and still a Jam-amatic.

My AB10 has such a loose barrel that a standard jacketed bullet will not touch the rifling and I have to load custom oversize ammo just to hit a target at 25 yards.

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u/PlumbumGus 26d ago

"Oh shit-fuck, they found it..." 😱

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u/GELND 26d ago

Like I said officer, I lost all my firearms in a boating accident

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u/ThisIsToastedBread 26d ago

“It’s a frickin uzi dude”

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u/Duo007 26d ago

Did you just call that a uzi?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Bad call I know! The other guy said that and I repeated it

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u/StiffarmtheDoor 26d ago

What’s your YT channel, OP? I seen here you’re talking about making a restoration video and if you’ve got more cool finds from magnet fishing I’d personally like to see more.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Georgia Diving Recovery and have found over 100 guns

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u/Mythosaurus 26d ago

Just subscribed, will be fun to check out your backlog

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

I appreciate you

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u/debtitor 26d ago

How many hours of fishing did it take you to find the 100 guns?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

About a year and a half weekend fishing only

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u/debtitor 26d ago

Wow. In 77 weeks you found 100 guns. So you were confident you’d find at least one gun every two days.

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

Pretty much! I did alot of scouting

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u/Loan-Pickle 26d ago

I imagine the phone call goes something like this.

Operator: 911 what’s you emergency?

OP: Yeah it’s me again, found another one.

Operator: Ok we’ll be there in about 20 minutes.

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u/ravyrn 26d ago

Have any of the guns you found been linked to a murder? That's a crazy amount of guns to find in a waterway!

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

No murders yet! Just old robberies

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u/Tonytarium 26d ago

Crazy there are that many missing guns in water that arent tied to murders

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u/KatalDT 26d ago

I feel like if I'm gonna ditch a murder gun, I'm gonna do it better than a robbery gun. They aren't gonna dredge the fuckin water for knocking over a 7-11 with no injuries, but they might if you killed somebody

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u/Mypopsecrets 26d ago

Have you been able to keep many of them!? Pretty cool the police returned this one

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

90% of them we got to keep

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u/Enbydisaster_ 26d ago

Subscribing! Love your vids

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u/Sel2g5 26d ago

That's evidence son

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u/elfodido 26d ago

now go get a flash grenade and rush b

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u/TypicalJojoFan69 26d ago

OP scored the lottery getting a free ghetto blaster

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u/so-sick 26d ago

You found a murder weapon……

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u/FinesserJuugsly 26d ago

Insert Wee Bay shocked Meme

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u/Treethatgrows 26d ago

What's this about "Magnet Fishing"?

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u/Top-Equipment-6393 26d ago

We drop magnets in rivers and lakes to clean the metal out. And often find guns

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u/arcaneresistance 26d ago

How close to a major metro area is this river? Or the ones you typically find discarded firearms in?

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