Machine Gun Parts Found in a River

    Remember that stash of weapons found in the UK a while back? Here’s another pretty cool find, YouTubber Nuggetnoggin posted this interesting video a while back of this cache of old rusted machine gun parts he found in a river with a metal detector. I didn’t know boating accidents were a real thing. From the videos description:

    Well Guys and Gals this is my 400th YouTube video!. I hope yall enjoy it!. I went back to a spot on the river where I previously dug a rusty Uzi from the 1980s, I wondered up stream and started finding weird gun parts all over the place, most of them I didn’t know what they were til I asked some people. I normally don’t plan on finding WW2 related guns but I did. All of the parts are in bad shape, some have been sawed in half, and none of the parts go together. I probably have pieces to 4 or 5 different guns and none of them have serial numbers on them. It was an amazing hunt for sure , I think some of the gun parts I dug go off an Thompson machine gun but I’m no expert on guns. Tell me what yall think. I am going to try to report the guns but I don’t know if it will help without any serial numbers, plus they are so beat up and rusty that they are useless.

    It’s a pretty interesting haul, YouTube commenter Ben Garrison posted a list of the find below:

    Hobby gun expert here.
    Here is what he found, in order of appearance.

    – UZI submachine gun upper receiver
    – SA26 stock
    – PPSH41 upper receiver
    – Thompson SMG lower receiver.
    – STEN submachine gun trigger assembly
    – UZI front half of upper reviver
    – Uzi barrel
    – Another Thompson lower reviver
    – A third Thompson lower
    – Bolt for an UZI SMG
    – Looks like a .22 caliber silencer (possibly illegal to own)
    – Looks like the cut of stub of a barrel
    – Sawed off DP28 barrel with part of the barrel jacket and front sight
    – Large silencer, probably for a .45 caliber MAC10 (Possibly illegal to own)
    – Upper receiver for a STEN, would probably fit the trigger assembly he found earlier
    – Magazine housing for a STEN
    – Bolt for an M1 Thompson SMG
    – Most of an SA26

    not sure what the but plate if for, but it’s similar to an AK

    The thing on the rock he calls slide is an upper reviver for a Thompson SMG (may very well be illegal to own)

    In functional condition most of these things are very illegal to own without proper paperwork.
    That’s probably why they got cut up and thrown in the river.

    Ray I.

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