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Trez 07-08-2011 06:36 PM

Lost Winchesters in the Arizona Desert??!!
 
Came across this doing some research on my 1895... Apparently theres a legend about lost crates of Winchester 1895's that were meant for the Mexican Revolution that were lost in caves in the Tinjas Altas Mountains, Arizona....
Now wouldnt that be something awesome to come across !!! :eek:

In the Desert, Lost Winchester Rifles, Tinajas Altas Mountains, Arizona, A Marine's Story.

Glasshartt 07-08-2011 07:06 PM

Road trip!!!! How are you at guiding Trez and/or Nitrox???

dog2000tj 07-08-2011 07:35 PM

A ploy to boost tourism in the area perhaps? :rolleyes:

dnthmn2004 07-08-2011 07:51 PM

Interesting. We should get a few people together and go find them. If we are lucky, we might find some Mexican drug runners or gang members while we're at it :cool:

winds-of-change 07-08-2011 07:55 PM

Is this anything like the terrible boating accident and all the guns at the bottom of the ocean somewhere?

Glasshartt 07-08-2011 07:56 PM

Once we find the Winchesters, maybe we can go after Victorio's lost gold.

Benning Boy 07-08-2011 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dog2000tj (Post 537179)
A ploy to boost tourism in the area perhaps? :rolleyes:

Nope. Came across this......

Ye Olde ATF, in an attempt to track those dagnabbed rattlesnake gun smugglers, allowed the sale of a bunch of Winchesters, headed for the Badlands.

Apparently, a cowpoke made several illegal "hay purchases" at a trading post, swapping beef jerkey and chawin tabaccy for these furley dangerous guns.

Cain't findem now.

falseharmonix 07-08-2011 08:46 PM

Even if they were discovered, their condition is likely very terrible. I highly doubt they were sealed for the elements, and given the time they've spent out in the desert I would say they are nothing but rust and dust.....

hiwall 07-08-2011 09:06 PM

I'm in. Do you have the map? Coordinates? We can use my GPS.

Trez 07-08-2011 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benning Boy (Post 537213)
Nope. Came across this......

Ye Olde ATF, in an attempt to track those dagnabbed rattlesnake gun smugglers, allowed the sale of a bunch of Winchesters, headed for the Badlands.

Apparently, a cowpoke made several illegal "hay purchases" at a trading post, swapping beef jerkey and chawin tabaccy for these furley dangerous guns.

Cain't findem now.

So is this the forerunner to Project Gunrunner? :p

Im in, its not too far from where I live.... But one hell of a 4x4 trip, I gotta start savin gas!


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