A 132-year-old Winchester rifle found leaning on a tree in national park


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Archeologists made the astonishing discovery of a 132 year old Winchester rifle leaning against a tree in Great Basin National Park in Nevada during a survey sweep.

“The 132 year-old rifle, exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain was found leaning against a tree in the park. The cracked wood stock, weathered to grey, and the brown rusted barrel blended into the colors of the old juniper tree in a remote rocky outcrop, keeping the rifle hidden for many years,” Great Basin National Park said in a statement.

They hope with some historical research they might be able to identify who left the rifle there more than a century ago.

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  • PeterF

    There was a “Twilight Zone” episode (“beyond that rim”?) Where a 1849 homesteader from Ohio stumbles into the 1960s. He drops his brand new rifle when he is escaping back to the wagon with penicillin for his son. They find it mere seconds later and it appears to have been exposed to the harsh desert for over 100 years…

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