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    1970 National Guard Armory robbery

    I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this post...
    On Sept. 20, 1970, a National Guard Armory in Newburyport, MA was broken into and robbed of "guns and ammunition." Some reports say that radios and explosives were also stolen; some reports state that all of the stolen items were recovered.
    Question: what type of weapons (rifles, handguns, etc) would have been in that armory at that time?

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    M16,1911,M60,M203 or M79,C4,ANPRC77,but don't know why the guard would need c4 or claymores.They could have had shotguns and scoped rifles(M21).And squad radio's that never worked to begin with.Grenade's or grenade simulator's.
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    The reason I ask is that on his prison deathbed in 2011, one of the bad guys claimed that they buried the stolen weapons in the town I live in (the town he grew up in).

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    I have no idea what the National Guard Armory in Newburyport, MA had at the time but M1 Carbines, M1 Garand's and M14's were used in my area in the mid-70's. Some had S&W model 15's and 50 Cal BMG's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battis View Post
    The reason I ask is that on his prison deathbed in 2011, one of the bad guys claimed that they buried the stolen weapons in the town I live in (the town he grew up in).
    Just in the town or did he give an area to be able to play treasure hunter?
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    That would have been too much equipment to handle unless your starting a revolution or something.

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    If the weapons were buried in this town by a "local", there's most likely only one or two areas where they would have gone to. Of course, they could have come back at any time since 1970 to get them, or maybe he was lying on his deathbed.
    They were starting a revolution:
    http://archive.boston.com/news/local...ay_dies_at_82/

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    Even if they were found, unless they were buried with great care and properly protected against rust and corrosion they would most likely have turned to total garbage.
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    My Army Reserve unit also had flame throwers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hodges View Post
    My Army Reserve unit also had flame throwers.
    For "riot control" no doubt.....

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    If you find a BAR I call dibs
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    Time to buy or borrow a metal detector, Battis!

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    It's one of those "what if" things. I've known about the confession for years, and I walk my dog in the "suspected" vicinity just about every day. The problem is that the "authorities" claim that everything that was stolen was recovered. But, a few weeks ago, I emailed a local radio talk show host who was involved in the death bed confession and I asked her if she thought that stolen items really had been buried in my town and she replied, "Yes...do you know where they are?" That was the extent of the emails.
    For the heck of it, yesterday I pulled out a town directory from when the thief was young (1925) and sure enough his family was in that directory (he was listed as a student), and their address was within a half mile from the area that I suspect is the stolen item burial area.
    A few years ago some construction workers in town uncovered a bunch of hand grenades in a different location but not far away. What did the geniuses do with them? They put them in the back of their truck and brought them to a cop working a road detail...right in front of a school. Apparently there had been a small munitions plant during WW2 where they found them.
    Anyhoo...the stolen/buried weapons possibility is intriguing.

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    Buried treasure is always intriguing. But, if you make a project out of finding it and advertise what you are doing, you can be certain that after you do all the work of finding it and digging it up someone else will be there to confiscate it. Shhhhh!

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    I'm trying to stir up local interest in finding the items. If it was gold or jewels, I'd keep it to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    Time to buy or borrow a metal detector, Battis!
    I have one to rent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hodges View Post
    My Army Reserve unit also had flame throwers.
    That was to defrost stuff right?

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    I wouldn't mind a flame thrower - I'm sick of the ice on my driveway.
    In a perfect world, there'd be crate of unissued rifles packed in thick cosmoline waiting for me to find them, but that 's not gonna be the case.

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    good luck on your Treasure hunt I just cant but think about Oak island i got sucked into watching that on TV
    kids that hunt and fish dont mug old ladies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plate plinker View Post
    That was to defrost stuff right?
    There was a time when we were supposed to be shoveling out the motor pool .....but that didn't really happen did it?

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