75mm Pack Howitzer - Help

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Sooie, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Sooie

    Sooie New Member

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    hey guys.

    Found in river.

    i wanna know everything i need to know about it.

    all i know is its a 75mm Pack Howitzer M1A1

    and most importantly, what is somthing like this worth?

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    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Bring on da noise bring on da funk.


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  3. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    Worth about 50 years in Leavenworth. Contact the authorities, explain your understanding of how it came into his possession, and hope for the best. The license plate might be an issue.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Congratulations. You are in possession of a destructive device (that is the legal term) that is not registered to you under the 1934 Gun Control Act. Penalty begins at 10 years in a Federal prison, and a fine of $250,000. Now that we have your attention, contact the BATFE.
     
  5. Sooie

    Sooie New Member

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    Lmao!

    You guys are nuts! It's been in the river since the 70s. And in Arkansas, salvage laws says it's mine.

    I can't post anything on here without having to call the ATF. Lol please.
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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  7. murraywc

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    got any pictures?
     
  8. M14sRock

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    I admire your conviction! But NFA'34 trumps state salvage law every time.

    If you found an M2 .50cal in a river, it would still be a machine gun.

    But post some pics if you have them.
     
  9. Sooie

    Sooie New Member

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    got the image back up.

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  10. orangello

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    I wonder if the "ST" prefix on the tax means "state property". I also wonder if this might be the leftovers of a college prank involving stealing the opposing team's ROTC/celebratory artillery? Also weird that the tires don't match.

    I would get rid of it quickly and make sure it couldn't be traced back to me. Alternatively, you could just drop it off at the local PD & haul butt.
     
  11. Sooie

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    Lol

    I'm just gonna take the money and run.
     
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  12. M14sRock

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    It is pretty cool, but if complete it is trouble.

    But it would cool as heck in the front yard at Chez Rock.

    Is it welded shut? Missing the breech block?
     
  13. doctherock

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    Dont be surprised if you get a knock on the door for posting this and posting the fact you are going to sell it for 8k without reporting your find to the officials. As said before the smart thing would be to check with the ATF. Otherwise you could be trafficking class 3 weapons.
     
  14. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Does Wal Mart have ammo for that?
     
  15. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Of course.

    But it's under the counter... you have to ask for it
    :eek:
     
  16. M14sRock

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    Only in CA though, Jo. I'm pretty sure it is on the shelves in other states. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Flint Rock

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    If I had hauled that up at the end of my fishing line........... I would have cut the line and started fishing from another spot. I'm no expert on lost and found artillery, but I bet someone will want that back. I would push, pull, or drag it down to the local PD and tell them Merry Christmas.
     
  18. Sooie

    Sooie New Member

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    well, its somebody elses problem now.


    we have a dont ask dont tell policy around these parts. LEOs around here would be more likely to have their picture taken with the cannon as to write up how it was found and mess with paperwork.



    i dont know where the hell yall live, but from yalls advice for just about anything i post is to contact the authorities. its not always necessary around here. yeah, if you found a nice SAW machine gun or fully auto AK, then yeah, thats different. but a cannon in this condition, over 50 years old, and been missing since the 60s'/70's, under Arkansas salvage law says its mine. im sure somebody would want it back, but they cant get it back.

    i understand the gun law of 34'. thats fine. this thing is in non firing condition. and outta my hands.

    time for me to find a new guntalk board.
     
  19. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    That is good to know. I hope the new owners enjoy it in peace. :)
     
  20. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Hopefully you can find a forum that only tells you what you want to hear. Here at FTF when we are asked for our opinions we give them.