Last week Joe Harvey and the Infinite Pixel team interviewed Warwickshire man, Mr. Price about a remarkable find whilst recently out magnet-fishing in a local canal.
Astonishingly and much to their utter amazement, the family came across a complete cache of guns dating from the Second World War, which they pulled out of the murky waters of a canal in Warwick. The magnet-fishers kept pulling out piece after piece of these various guns which had been cut up and dumped in the river, this included remnants of a Thompson M1A1 submachine gun that had been submerged for years.
Added to this, the family uncovered an array of other weapons dating from this period including two revolvers (photographed above), a Lee Enfield Rifle and a German MP40. Ammunition and a grenade were also recovered which have since been handed over to and disposed of by the Police.
The Price family believe that “…the weapons may have been taken home by someone serving in World War II as souvenirs.” And following their death, perhaps the relatives wanted to get rid of the weapons, deciding “to cut them up and dispose of them to stop them getting into the wrong hands.”
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Also if you wish to discover more about Mr. Price and his adventures of magnet-fishing with Blazing Magnet, you can do so here: