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Magnet Fishing... Found Guns!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokey-seven, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Spanz

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    people buy antique flint locks, and sometimes find they are loaded too...a little hard to tell...you have to measure the barrel on the outside and the inside, and see if there is a ball/powder distance discrepancy between the two.
     
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    Inspired by this thread I bought a 175 lbs magnet on Amazon. It was like $6. I'd be willing to bet not many of us could pull it straight up off a chuck of steel, although you can lever it off fairly easily.

    Haven't "fished" with it yet, possibly a little later this summer.

    Should I be so unfortunate as to find a pistol and not something cool like an old bicycle frame, of course I'll call 911 right after I shelter in place.
     
  4. Arto

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    how about Babe Ruth's piano?
     
  5. namedpipes

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    Didn't they recover that just before they started winning again?
     
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    I'm not 100% sure, but the fools own surveillance system shows him holding a black pistol inside the house after returning from killing Odin. I couldn't tell from the video on tv, but they identified it as a Glock.
     
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    They sell strong-ass magnets at Harbor Freight. 50, 100, 500. I was tempted.
     
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    There something very attractive about magnets.
     
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    What Bait do you use?
     
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    Just my magnetic personality.
     
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    How's that working out?
     
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    Just ducky ;)
     
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  13. AHM

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    Truth is stranger than fiction.
     
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    I see people ordering these 200+ pound magnets, without pondering the consequences of latching onto something that is 200+ pounds of ferromagnetic steel, buried in the muck.

    How are you going to get it onto the boat or onto shore? Have you pondered the stiction factor? Assuming your line is even rated that high, have you ever tried lifting something that heavy hand over hand with small diameter line?

    Naw. If your 200+ pound magnet clamps onto something weighing 200+ pounds, you might as well cut line and go home.
     
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    My grandmother's childhood friend was the daughter of Babe Ruth's housekeeper back in the 20's. She said she said she said Babe was quite a (muttered in low, disgusted voice) womanizer.
     
  16. Dennis in MA

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    Lash it to the cleat and punch it. Teh biggest thing is getting it out of hte muck. Then you're hauling a reasonably-heavy item up. Not 200lbs, tho. Because water and such. Get a couple of lines on it and bring it back UNDER the water. Lifting it out you need a block and tackle like Quint had. ;)
     
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    Coincidentally, that's the name of my Bill Clinton All-Sax Tribute Band,
    but I digress...
     
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    I always wanted to start a band called "Saxual Deviants", but I could never find anyone that actually likes my singing and I can't play any instruments, never mind a Saxophone.
     
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    Figures
     
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    Why do they always call the fuzz? Although I suppose there could be thousands of others that aren't.
     
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    I bet the less rusty ones find a new home . . . . :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, seems like a good idea until you think about how it got to where you pulled it out from. Chances of it falling out of a holster and into the water are quite a bit slimmer then it's got bodies attached to it and was tossed or is stolen.

    Unless it was a FA Thompson, then ignore everything I just said.
     
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    Finding a firearm in a lake is different from finding one in a Chicago sewer. Do you have any IDEA the number of boating accidents involving the loss of a firearm?
     
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    Normally when there's a Tragic Rest Room Accident,
    the gun skids outside of the stall -
    rather than getting flushed into the sewer.
     
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    Every time I pull the 19lb anchor on my pontoon boat, I'm always amazed how much of a chore it is just pulling it up hand over hand from the bottom.
     
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    So I'll use my winch for the fishing line!
     
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    A retired coworker had his sons mini 14 in his safe. The story was that 3 dentists bought a camp on a lake in Maine, and would go to this camp, that their wives didnt know about with hookers and blow.

    One night of debauchery, one of them accidentally shot himself/or another with one of the guns they had there. Wives now knew and moved in to end things. Guns were thrown in the lake where coworkers son and a friend stumbled upon them diving not too long after. Minimal damage that was repairable.
     
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    How long were they searching, I mean "diving", before they stumbled upon them?
     

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