Hello /k/ long time listener first time caller. I'm cleaning up an old vets house that recently passed and his son isn't taking good care of it. He has a pretty big collection and I'd like to document it for old times sake. Pic related it's one of several.
But... What happens to the guns now?
Left to right: distinguished flying cross, bronze star( found a second after this pic) and an air medal
>he lost a nuclear warhead
We need to hear that story Anon
These are all sex and deserve to be loved and collected and appreciated for years to come.
These were his shooters presumably. Pretty nice collection as a whole and definitely a nice gift for the son, if he wants them at all
It was called the Tybee island incident off of the coast of South Carolina, it was an exercise mission so the actual nuclear core wasn't installed. My neighbor was escorting the bomber but his radar was faulty and it was much closer than he thought so he ended up ramming the back. It sent him and the nuke into the swamps where he was found the next day with pretty bad hypothermia and frostbite, almost lost his fingers. They still haven't found the warhead.
Offer to buy them all for a bulk price. The son will be happy to get rid of them and get a good chunk of money in his pocket without having to do the work of pricing and selling each gun individually, and you get a good deal on a nice stash of guns that you can add to your personal collection/sell to your friends on 4chan.
OP you're awesome and people like you are the reason I keep coming back to this autistic board. Please post pix of all his memorabilia, and any patches you find. And more guns of course! What brand is the very first gun you posted, the 1911 with light wood grips
Holy shit he was a fucking Rebel Pilot, sick!
OP, great thread. How did you come to meet him and clean this place out, what's your relation?
Found these too but no names on them and also another flying cross
I live across the street, my dad and mom are medical and my dad likes guns and is in the military too. I was raised going to his place with my parents and hearing his stories. Today the son asked me to come over and let out the dogs, the place had a lot of junk on the ground so I cleaned it up and decided to document these so I could save them. All of these were only in one part of the house since I didn't want to go somewhere I wasn't invited.
Yes, manufacture date if I'm seeing correctly, along with trademarks, Colt, and USA. It's a picture I've had for a while.
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"The Tybee Island B-47 crash was an incident on February 5, 1958, in which the United States Air Force lost a 7,600-pound (3,400 kg) Mark 15 nuclear bomb in the waters off Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia, United States. During a practice exercise, an F-86 fighter plane collided with the B-47 bomber carrying the bomb. To protect the aircrew from a possible detonation in the event of a crash, the bomb was jettisoned. Following several unsuccessful searches, the bomb was presumed lost somewhere in Wassaw Sound off the shores of Tybee Island."
Also you better buy or steal those funz off that stupid kid OP.
If they give you your choice for helping out...
This shit is cool as fuck OPie, also good on you for helping your neighbor out. This thread is much better than the usual argument about what tactical rail is best for oper8ing innawoods.
Ask if you can clean them up, apply some grease and wrap them for storage. That way they'll be in good shape should you want to make an offer later, or just for general preservation.
As this was a spur of the moment thing I wasn't able to get even half of the guns just in that room. There were several rifles and shotguns too but I couldn't tell which were good or not. If I ever get to go back I will be sure to take more photos. Im glad that /k/ appreciates all this historical stuff with me. I will gladly answer any other questions.
does the son have any interest in restoring/shooting any of these?
you said the son lives at home, is he a NEET?
does your dad know the sad state of this collection?
does the whole house look like >>28486612