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Found in Australia anybody drop these in the lake

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#1 ron_brock


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:10 PM

The government spokesperson was likely involved in naming guns in Au. Not the sharpest tool in the shed nor familiar with history


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:07 AM

Makes me wonder why the Police would spend time and effort (money) on investigating this. Theyve obviously been in the ground for a very long time and any evidence if any, is long gone.
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:54 AM

I would be surprised they could even get SNs off them.

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:31 PM

bit of BS as usual


1st off full autos were under special permit but that was somewhat ignored

there were plenty of MGs turned out in garage shops, after all that's where the Owen has it's roots

not sure when they yanked the licences, number of years ago though

Aussies used to blaze away with Vickers guns on certain holidays

Canucks and Kiwis too


There were some Thompsons down under prior to WWII as well

to be sure, not a great many but they were most certainly in Australia

Handled a very weathered up 21' there 30 some years ago

family story was Grandad bought it in the mid 20s in the States while on some business trip and returned home with it

used it to hunt Crocks and bush people, family also had a sweet 1911 Colt he came home with


another point ignored are the Remittance Men


Let's say you are of noble birth in England but you seriously shit the family bed

maybe you beat and rape some very young girl

so what happened ?

The victim was well paid off for silence and that nasty son was sent to the Colonies to hide out until everything blew over and was mostly forgotten


Some went to Canada, others to South Africa, India or Australia

they of course received an allowance, the Remittance

that stipend was often crazy generous and as nobles they pretty much could own whatever they wanted

and yeah' some of those wayward sons bought TSMgs and BARs

not a great deal of that went down but go down it indeed did

this was still active up until WWII


It's why you still find so many double rifles in Canada for example


anyways as usual for the Oz press the article is bullshit


Those probably are post war imports, maybe stolen and forgotten about

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:37 PM

So the aristocrats bundled their sociopathic offspring off to live amongst - and prey upon - the descendants of people whom they had branded as criminals mostly for the unforgivable sin of being poor?


No wonder we kicked their asses out in 1776.

Edited by StrangeRanger, 20 May 2020 - 06:42 PM.

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