Florida Grandfather and Grandson Reel in Two Sniper Rifles

Well, this is one headline we were surprised to read. Duane Smith and his grandson were doing some fishing and magnet fishing in the canals near Princeton, FL when the magnet at the end of their line stuck to something very peculiar, a Barrett .50-caliber sniper rifle. After hauling up a prize like that, the pair figured it was just a little blind luck. Then they felt the line go tight in the same spot on the bottom, and the pair quickly realized that they had another sniper rifle coming up to the surface.

“We knew they were guns when we pulled them up, but we just continued fishing,” he said. “You’re going to get something every other throw or something like that. There’s a little excitement involved because you don’t know what you’re going to end up with, you know, a bottle cap or a $7,000 sniper rifle.”

After bringing the second rifle up and noticing the serial numbers had been professionally filed off, Duane contacted the police who came and collected the rusty firearms.

You can read more about the incident, here!

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