Have you lost guns in a boating accident?

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  • Yes, my whole collection went under

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  • No, never happened to me

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  • I'm afraid of the water, so no guns ever got close

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    Have you lost guns in a boating accident?

    I see many people say they lost all their guns in a tragic boating accident. That's such a shame. I really wonder why people would take their gun collections out on the water in the first place.

    Perhaps we need a new law banning guns on lakes. This may be the only way to prevent these terrible tragedies in the future.

    To that end, we need to get an idea of how many people have experienced this tragedy. After all, it's for the guns!
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    No but I had one stolen from out of my house.
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    Three times it's happened to me!
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    It's a tragic thing when it happens - usually people don't want to get into the details. Picture putting all of your guns and ammunition, magazines, etc.. - on a boat. Because you need to get from point A to point B, and at the time - using a boat makes the most sense.

    Now jump ahead to the end of the sad saga - you have nothing left except your pocket knife (if you're lucky).

    I'm getting a little teary eyed just thinking about it.

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    Yes I have, and it was one of the saddest days of my life.
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    I had just picked it up in Freeport, when the boat I was ferrying back for the Bahamas
    cracked a sea strainer, the boat sank in less than a minute along with $10,000 worth of custom rifle.
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    Mine all went under on an ocean trip. Nah, they're all rusted up, ruined and in the middle of murky shark-infested waters anyway. You wouldn't want to try and find them. Horrible day indeed. But the fishing was good though.
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    No, but I've been thinking of taking a little trip.
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    Maybe we need to charter a forum fishing excursion for the day of the financial cliff.
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    I take my weapons out on the lake to clean them......
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    You should add an option. I lost "most" of my guns in a boating accident. Here are my highpoint and single shot .22 rifle that you can take to make you feel better.
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    BigStick is right. Funny and sad at the same time. Only gun salvaged high and dry was the collectible WWII P38 and holster and mags that my dad got off of a dead German officer. And maybe my Savage single-shot O&U (.22LR on top 20ga on bottom).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStick View Post
    You should add an option. I lost "most" of my guns in a boating accident. Here are my highpoint and single shot .22 rifle that you can take to make you feel better.
    That's good that you didn't lose them all. Mine are all safe and sound, locked away in Davy Jones Locker. You're welcome to all in my sig line though. Well, all but the dogs and the flag.
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    It seems every time I buy a gun I end up losing it in the water. I guess I'm just clumsy. I wish I could remember exactly where each one of them went into the water so that I could find them but unfortunately I can't. Actually, I guess I'm clumsy and forgetful. I hope no one every comes looking for my guns because they will just end up wasting a whole bunch of time looking in all those lakes and swamps. All those places start to kind of look the same after a while. They are welcome to look all they want but it might be very dangerous for them with all those gators around.
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    Damn that's a sore point. LOL I lost a .45 that I'd had built in the Wolf River, in southern Mississippi, while on a canoe trip many, many years ago. I had a buddy of mine that was Marine Gunnery Sgt build this beauty, with a Essex frame and a Colt slide, and she was a shooter. Ironically called it my "River .45". Hahah. Went canoeing with my brothers, father and friends, and flipped the canoe in some ugly rapids, and the pistol, cocked and locked and secured in a military shoulder rig went to the bottom of the river. Don't need to tell you how bad this ruined this otherwise great trip. We returned to scene of the stupidity the following weekend with a huge magnet and rope, and we lost the magnet in the rapids. Opted not to advance to scuba gear at that point. Made me sick then, and still does talking about it now.

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