Fisherman Reels In WWII era Machine Guns

Photo from Museum Rotterdam in the Netherlands via Wikimedia Commons

God. I’ve seen what you have done for other people and can only ask for the same.

A British man was using his magnet fishing equipment in a canal in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire when he managed to snag something a lot stranger than the watches and tools magnet fishermen typically find. To the man’s surprise he pulled a magazine out of the water, and then he pulled out a Sten MKII followed by several more magazines and more firearms.

As it would turn out, the canal the British man was magnet fishing in was located next to a former Royal Ordnance Depot site.

The firearms were in surprisingly good condition for being in a canal for so long, they might even be able to fire if taken to a proper gun smith. These firearms ended up being sent to a local military museum and one day they may end up as part of the display.

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