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Old 01-14-2015, 09:56 PM   #1
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you guys see this? really cool! i thought finding arrowheads and shark teeth was cool...

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132 Year-old Model 1873 found against a tree at Great Basin National Park - Winchester Repeating Arms Article

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Old 01-14-2015, 10:07 PM   #2
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I have been seeing it on Facebook. Very cool find. The Great Basin National Park is fairly close to me. I have been there several times and wonder where in the park they found that?!?

FYI... Great Basin National Park = least visited park in the country.
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i find it completely fascinating. if the guy met his demise while camping or something it'd be cool to find more artifacts that might shed a little more light on what might have happened.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:27 PM   #4
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FYI... Great Basin National Park = least visited park in the country.
why it was never found till now....
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:37 PM   #5
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Someone posted its the least visited park in the country, also it blends in pretty well.
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i find it completely fascinating. if the guy met his demise while camping or something it'd be cool to find more artifacts that might shed a little more light on what might have happened.
I had the same thing going in my mind...
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Definately sounds like a location to spend a full day with a metal detector
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I'm sure you'd find nice artifacts there!
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They should not have messed with it. Just made a "shrine."
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you guys see this? really cool! i thought finding arrowheads and shark teeth was cool...

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132 Year-old Model 1873 found against a tree at Great Basin National Park - Winchester Repeating Arms Article

much better read and images on the great basin nat park fb page.
Yes, very cool and interesting!

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I have been seeing it on Facebook. Very cool find. The Great Basin National Park is fairly close to me. I have been there several times and wonder where in the park they found that?!?

FYI... Great Basin National Park = least visited park in the country.
NIce, just looked it up on map, looks like great camp and crawl area. Described as natural area with cave system and hiking.

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i find it completely fascinating. if the guy met his demise while camping or something it'd be cool to find more artifacts that might shed a little more light on what might have happened.
Yes, I was thinking what stories it could tell, very interesting to know what happened to the owner(s) and their party.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:24 PM   #12
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That is a nice find.

Back in the early 90's I found the remains of an old black powder shotgun at the base of a tree on private property. (I was working for a land surveyor at the time so we had permission to be there) All the wood was long rotted, but I dug up all the metal parts I could find (I had a metal detector with me). The metal parts and barrel were all in very rough condition being along the edge of a swamp, it was impossible to read the lettering on it due to rust pitting, I am sure some gun expert would be able to identify it. Not sure of the age but it was odd that someone would have leaned a gun against a tree (barrel up) and just walked away from it. Still a cool find though.

I wish I would have kept it, but I gave it to my boss at the time and he had/has it on display in his office. Sorry, I don't have any pictures.

BTW: This was northwestern New Jersey near Pennsylvania, not in a dry climate.
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