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Old 07-08-2011, 09:20 PM   #11
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I'm in. Do you have the map? Coordinates? We can use my GPS.
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Interesting story. I'll bet it would be still worth some bucks if you could get it all out.....wagon and guns and rust and splinters all together. But I am suspect that the guys family that stashed the stuff back in 1900 didn't get it or the soldier that found it afterwards and no one knows if he went back. If it were me nothing would have stopped me from going back......nothing!

As an afterthought, if I was going to look around in the desert for something, it would be for the "Lost Dutchmans Mine" in the Superstitions......if that even exists. (probably make more money selling fake treasure maps though)

I absolutely love a good story though like this one.

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I have a metal detector we could use.

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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.....
I've seen a few guns that were found in the desert. Some are rusted beyond repair. some just need a good oiling but most of the wood has been sandblasted down a third the original size.
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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

Better find the Winchesters first
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I aint pokin around in the mountains of Arizona. There are still a ton of crazy ass old prospectors in them there hills.

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You had better bring more then a few people. Lived here in for over 30yrs and have heard of different tails growing up. Some gold/silver/rifles shipments lost or stolen by Indians.

The one that I love the most is the 2 crates of Winchester 1894 rifles that were found in one of PD's Company Stores, still in the wrapings and covered in the oil/grease that they were shipped in.
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I would have thought the desert would be the best place for them to be as lo as the cave their in doesn't flood in a one in a hundred year rain storm.

Just think dead sea scrolls, nothing but coW hide in open clay jars and you could read them 2k years later.

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Crated in a cave is a good environment, dry, fairly stable environment I say if they exist and are out there they are in good shape.

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