Buried Weapons In Mozambique

Buried underground for 18 years… pour some motor oil on it and you’ve got yourself a working AK-47:

Everything was going well up until 0:40 – “Which is why it’s so vital for the task force to destroy them.” ¬†Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

It’s sure interesting how differently weapons are viewed all over the world. I suppose if they found a cache of buried weapons in most countries the knee jerk reaction would be to destroy them unless they were very valuable and could be put in a museum.

Thoughts? ¬†Anyone have an extra AK laying around they are going to bury? ¬†I’m not talking a wimpy “submerged in oil and in a air tight container” type bury either.. i’m talking dig a hole in the ground and throw the AK in it and then cover the hole. :P

Hat tip: Chris

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Poppy September 23, 2012 at 12:59 am

Reminds me of the time my great uncle told me the about how the company his father was in during World War II captured something like several hundred MP40s and Kar98ks and they just threw ’em all in the Rhine river. The bastards, destroying works of art like that. Couldn’t they have brought at least one or two back as souvenirs?!?

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dave w September 23, 2012 at 01:45 am

i have always wanted to see what was left after one of these videos.
If i had the money i would be tempted to bury an ak, i don’t think i would have the patience to wait 18 years though.

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Jim P. September 23, 2012 at 01:46 am

This is why F&F was so fucked up. With drugs they are either used or go bad. With a gun, you can just feed it more bullets and use it for years.

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Saxon September 23, 2012 at 02:44 am

I despise those who destroy small arms, Why not sell/donate them to a museum? Private collection? Put them on the civilian market overseas? In my opinion, there is simply no excuse in destroying these pieces of history. Everyone needs to stop being such paranoid pussies with regard to guns! (btw, anyone who disagrees with me is worse than Pol Pot)

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Ted N September 23, 2012 at 05:12 am

Sure as hell can’t have villagers armed and able to defend themselves the next time head choppin season rolls around! Heck no!

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Kevin September 23, 2012 at 06:42 am

Well if I were to bury anything it wouldn’t be an expensive ass AR it would be a cheap-o AK.

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The Fantom September 23, 2012 at 07:18 am

Old guns and explosives are much harder to kill than people think.
For example, In the Australian bush, it’s quite common to clear away brush with fire.
But when the farmers start a fire they have to drive away from it, because there are still arms cashes from WWII left hidden in the bush, and a few times a year one of these will be set off by fires, and when they do you don’t want to be anywhere near them, because they often contain several hundred pounds of explosives and ammo.

Also this video reminded me of this. http://sfw.chanarchive.org/4chan/k/58051/testament-to-slavshit-sks
Guy has SKS found rusted to hell in the woods.
And then he gets it working again with just some a hammer, some pliers, oil and steel wool, and a brush.

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JamesT September 23, 2012 at 10:15 am

Well, these are SA folks. And they tend to have a historical love of personal ownership of firearms just like the US (some parts anyhow). I think they just need to keep them out of the hands of criminals, these are most likely old SWAPO, ANC or FRELIMO terrorist weapons caches. There really would not be anything of historical value or unique in them I would suppose, seen one AK or RPG-7, seen them all.

As an historical side, the Finns have the same problem with weapons caches left over from WWII and the Weapons Cache event. There is an old joke asking why Finns pour oil on their gardens, the answer is to keep the weapons from rusting.

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Saxon September 23, 2012 at 11:11 am

granted, AK’s are common, but everything is common until its destroyed. Today’s trash could be tommorow’s treasure.

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Wolf September 23, 2012 at 10:53 am

This is why I own an AK type.

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Brandon September 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm

They should sell the guns to the legal market and take that money to fund more weapon searches

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Poppy September 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm

And risk letting Assault Weapons fall into the hands of children?!?! GOOD GOD MAN ARE YOU MAD!?!

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dave w September 23, 2012 at 01:05 pm

a guy (mike) should bury four or five of each, then every five years dig a pair up to compare.
I wouldn’t bury an ar as i doubt it would survive, except for the plastic furniture

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Church September 23, 2012 at 06:00 pm

That is nuts!

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Farmer Bob September 23, 2012 at 09:19 pm

Might try this with a Mosin. They’re what, $99.95 plus shipping?

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Mitch September 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Well, time to head to mozambique and start digging before they can destroy em all. anyone wanna come?

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Tim September 24, 2012 at 12:44 am

Amazing video. True testament to the ak47 platform. Would a sig556r survive?

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Ninjavitis September 24, 2012 at 01:01 am

My team found a ppsh 41 buried in Afghanistan. Not even wrapped in cloth. No idea how long it was down there but the serial numbers on all the parts matched. It took us two days to get it all cleaned up, including the drum mag but afterward it functions checked perfectly. We never could get any ammo to test fire.

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Dennis September 24, 2012 at 05:42 am

Apparently you CAN kill an AK….with 700 kilograms of explosives!

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Cuban Pete September 24, 2012 at 08:23 am

Avtomat Kalashnikova.

When you absolutely, positively need it to work day, night, cold, hot, freezing, dry, humid……an absolute masterpiece.

That’s why I got one.

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huey148 September 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

No AK , but how about a Glock 21 buried for 2 years?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj5Kcs4dzro

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M September 25, 2012 at 01:30 am

just cut the receivers in half and ship them over. going for 200 bucks on the street, might be a problem with all of the rust. probably wouldn’t be able to sell them for enough money to make it worth de-milling and shipping them.

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