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Fisherman reels in gun from Hudson River
upi ^ | Nov. 7, 2010

Posted on 11/07/2010 2:49:02 PM PST by JoeProBono

JERSEY CITY, N.J.- New Jersey authorities say they are checking a barnacle-encrusted gun fished out of the Hudson River for a connection to any crimes.

Jersey City police said a 71-year-old man was fishing off a pier facing Lower Manhattan Wednesday when he reeled in a .32-caliber semiautomatic handgun, The Jersey Journal of Jersey City, N.J., reported.

The fisherman carried the gun to a nearby hotel, where a doorman told him to drop the weapon, reports said. The man complied and went back to fishing.

Police say the gun was partially covered with duct tape and had barnacles on it. They interviewed the fisherman, relying on his son as an interpreter because he speaks only Chinese, reports said.

Hudson County First Assistant Prosecutor Guy Gregory said Friday his office and the Jersey City police are investigating.


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About the size of a fat wallet.

A ".32-caliber semi-automatic Kel-Tec brand pistol" would be small like a PPK.

Kel-Tec P32


1 posted on 11/07/2010 2:49:04 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Now let’s hear from people who say that .32 will not do any damage.


2 posted on 11/07/2010 2:50:34 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: JoeProBono

Duct tape? Probably a prop from a Bruce Willis movie.


3 posted on 11/07/2010 2:51:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("In God We Trust", everyone else must show proof of citizenship.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP


4 posted on 11/07/2010 2:55:02 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

If this happened in England the guy would have been charged with having an unlicensed weapon ...happened to a retiree who found an old rusted shotgun, took it to the police station and they charged him ....


5 posted on 11/07/2010 2:56:52 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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6 posted on 11/07/2010 3:03:56 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SkyDancer

Factory "A" engraved Model M in .32 caliber


7 posted on 11/07/2010 3:06:49 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SkyDancer

Transporting a firearm anywhere except directly to and from hunting or target practice, or directly to / from your residence to a business for purposes of repair or sale is a felony in New Jersey. You can lawfully possess handguns in NJ so I guess it is not as bad as England ... but close.


8 posted on 11/07/2010 3:07:04 PM PST by R W Reactionairy ("Everyone is entitled to their own opinion ... but not to their own facts" Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Now let’s hear from people who say that .32 will not do any damage.

I believe that the river damaged the .32 more than the .32 damaged the river. /s

9 posted on 11/07/2010 3:07:08 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird
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To: JoeProBono

There are probably more guns at the bottom of the Hudson River than there are carp...


10 posted on 11/07/2010 3:07:22 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: JoeProBono
Fisherman reels in gun from Hudson River

Must be from one of the many boating-related gun collection losses I've heard bewailed here on FR.

11 posted on 11/07/2010 3:07:56 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: JoeProBono
Nice little gun. But don't fire Aguila ammo in it. My daughter inherited one from my first wife's father. She damaged it by firing Aguila, which is pretty hot ammunition. Now it rests in the gun safe. Her gun is now a Glock 17.
12 posted on 11/07/2010 3:09:39 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. More @ www.book-resistancetotyranny.com)
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13 posted on 11/07/2010 3:13:53 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Were the fishermen to be using magnets instead of hooks, I imagine there would be a lot more recovered guns.


14 posted on 11/07/2010 3:15:30 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Russ

15 posted on 11/07/2010 3:16:36 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

bad bad Leroy Brown??


16 posted on 11/07/2010 3:17:28 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: JoeProBono
This is the one I had before I Lost it in a boating accident!


17 posted on 11/07/2010 3:17:37 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: UCANSEE2

18 posted on 11/07/2010 3:18:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Fell off a boat. Probably taped in a strategic place for self defense.


19 posted on 11/07/2010 3:24:48 PM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: JoeProBono

I had one that looked about that bad. I boiled it in radiator cleaner about an hour and the rust came off in sheets. It cleaned up real good.


20 posted on 11/07/2010 3:26:23 PM PST by OldEagle
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21 posted on 11/07/2010 3:29:33 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Of all the guns John Browning invented, his family said that little Colt (or FN) .32 was his favorite.


22 posted on 11/07/2010 3:31:32 PM PST by yarddog
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23 posted on 11/07/2010 3:32:02 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: yarddog

Length: 163 mm (6,4″) Weight: 0,625 kg (22 oz) Barrel: 102 mm (4″) Caliber: 7,65×17 mm (.32 ACP) Rifling: 5 groove, r/hand Capacity: seven Date of birth: March, 21,1899 Constructor: J. M. Browning


24 posted on 11/07/2010 3:35:43 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

I have a magnet that was part of the radar on a commercial airliner (TWA). Have had it since I was a child.

I have pulled 50 gallon barrels and a toolbox full of tools up from the bottom with it.

Magnets are fun.


25 posted on 11/07/2010 3:39:20 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: JoeProBono

I always liked the look of that one. It was also the foundation for Han Solo’s pistol if I remember right.


26 posted on 11/07/2010 3:39:20 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: JoeProBono

I am not sure if it still is but not many years ago, a copy of that little 1899 FN .32 was the official military issue handgun for North Korea.


27 posted on 11/07/2010 3:40:15 PM PST by yarddog
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To: wally_bert

28 posted on 11/07/2010 3:48:59 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: UCANSEE2; JoeProBono

29 posted on 11/07/2010 3:51:06 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: OldEagle

Um, doesn’t losing metal from a tube that needs to handle a high amount of pressure in a short amount of time worry you?


30 posted on 11/07/2010 3:51:23 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: R W Reactionairy

I have a CWP from WA and carry a Beretta Tomcat in .32cal ... that’s when I’m home .... I think the Bobcat is in .25cal which is no longer made.


31 posted on 11/07/2010 3:51:44 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: JoeProBono

I have a FN1900 as part of my collection of 32s. A most unusual gun, the barrel is underneath the recoil spring. The fit between the recoil slide and frame is very close, and the whole gun has a massively over engineered feel to it. It was JMBs first semi auto pistol and I believe the gun that the 32acp round was originally developed for. it’s interesting if you look at the FN1900, the Colt 1903 and the FN1910 to see how quickly pocket pistols developed in such a short time.


32 posted on 11/07/2010 3:52:17 PM PST by henry_reardon
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To: JoeProBono

I have a CWP from WA and carry a Beretta Tomcat in .32cal ... that’s when I’m home .... I think the Bobcat is in .25cal which is no longer made.


33 posted on 11/07/2010 3:52:32 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: JoeProBono

I guess I did pay attention to Tales Of The Gun after all. Great series, esp. on the obscure makes.


34 posted on 11/07/2010 3:55:18 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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35 posted on 11/07/2010 3:58:58 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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36 posted on 11/07/2010 4:00:37 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Who cares? Guns get lost, guns get tossed, guns get found. Its a non-event.


37 posted on 11/07/2010 4:02:05 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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38 posted on 11/07/2010 4:03:11 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: martin_fierro

Valid question.

Both magnetism and gravity, two of the most basic elements of our planet, are not completely understood.


39 posted on 11/07/2010 4:03:57 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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40 posted on 11/07/2010 4:04:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
A buddy of mine goes fishing on the Shenandoah River (I used to before I moved). The water used to be so clear back in the day, you could see to the bottom, and he was known for spotting a lot of fishing tackle down there (he has an impressive collection of fishing poles as proof). One day, he went over the side of his canoe and came up with a Stoeger Arms .22 Luger. The breech was rusted in an open position and the clip was rusted into place. He never did want to try to clean it up; he just hung it with a couple of peg hooks on the wall over his workshop bench. He said the mystery behind it was what made it a conversation piece - to him, it may have been used to carry out a hit on someone in the middle of nowhere, and thrown overboard after the job was done. And he actually could be right. Although being a .22, I think it was used for plinking crows out of the trees during a 10-miler back to canoe outfitter.

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41 posted on 11/07/2010 4:08:00 PM PST by Viking2002 (2010 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: SkyDancer

I put a Crimson Trace laser site on my Tomcat.
Accurate before, now it’s even better.


42 posted on 11/07/2010 4:10:29 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: Viking2002

43 posted on 11/07/2010 4:11:06 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Ooh yea ... that’s it ... small, and very comfortable to shoot. At 15 feet I can blow the center ring right out ... I load mine with Glazer Safeties alternating with Hydra-shocks. Dad says that’s the best loading ... the spare mag. carries ball. I like the double action plus the flip-up barrel ....


44 posted on 11/07/2010 4:14:18 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: UCANSEE2
Both magnetism and gravity, two of the most basic elements of our planet, are not completely understood.

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45 posted on 11/07/2010 4:14:27 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Not me, I’ve got a Beretta Tomcat in my collection. It’s not my go to at all but I’ll take it over a bat any day.


46 posted on 11/07/2010 4:16:20 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: tumblindice

Was thinking about a laser but where does it fit? On the trigger guard? Wouldn’t it catch on clothing? My dad’s .45 Springfield 1911A1 is right where the slide spring is ....


47 posted on 11/07/2010 4:16:20 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: JoeProBono

Hey, what are you doing with my Tomcat?


48 posted on 11/07/2010 4:19:03 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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49 posted on 11/07/2010 4:20:12 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Russ

Heck I would rather fish with a magnet for guns and knives in that river.


50 posted on 11/07/2010 4:20:14 PM PST by almost done by half
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