I joined just to ask this.
Years and years ago... probably 30 years back I'd say, when I was a young girl, my parents cut down some bushes in front of their house.
I was out there, helping drag the cut bushes away, and I spotted something on the ground where those bushes had been. I picked it up, and assumed I had found a toy gun. It was very rusty. Parts were missing from it as well, but for some reason I couldn't throw it away. I was told later that it is in fact, a real gun.
I still have it, and wondered if anyone here could tell me what it is. i have a couple of pics...
Thank you for any info you can share with me, it's been a mystery for several years (decades, even!) now.