buried guns

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  1. cowboy45

    cowboy45 Active Member

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    Does anyone know of a site that talks about the army burying thousands of crated guns and ordnance on a military reservation in Northeast Texas. I read something several years ago and cant remember the details. It may have been an urban legend but I remember reading excerpts from men who supposedly were involved in it. Just curious and I thought about it the other day while reading about buried legends in texas. I think it may have been on the Red River Army Depot or some now defunct base from WWII. Any input ould help.

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  2. Jeff B

    Jeff B Active Member

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    The military is not too big on doing things like burying ordinance. They'll put it up in warehouses and lose track of it, but burying crated stuff would be out ot the ordinary.

    A MSG that worked for me at one time related a story of when he did an inventory at a warehouse @ the New Cumberland Army Depot, and they found loads of parts (including engines) for spotter planes that had been out of the inventory for like 30+ years. All brand new and in original packaging.

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  3. Saxet

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    My aunt worked for Morton-Thycol in East Texas for 30+ years and it was well known that there was guns and ammo buried on the plant grounds for many years. She worked there since the early 70's and even showed me where it was buried
     
  4. cowboy45

    cowboy45 Active Member

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    Maybe that is what I was looking for. Morton -Thycol, any more info, details , story behind it.

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  5. TSU45

    TSU45 Active Member

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    How come no one ever dug it up?
     
  6. kville79

    kville79 Active Member

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    Going to buy a shovel and pick.... anyone up for a road trip?
     
  7. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    I haven't found the time to rent a back hoe or a U-Haul. ;) lol j/k
     
  8. claymore504

    claymore504 Well-Known

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    I would gladly do some digging if allowed!!!
     
  9. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    That would be a great find.You would have to keep it quiet as the government would probably want their gun's back or try and tax you.
     
  10. hoytinak

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    I've got a back hoe, just tell me the time and place. ;)
     

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