A gun dealer at Margate has been handed a collection of rare guns by an elderly woman who was clearing out her husband’s estate. Pictures: Jamie Hanson
A gun dealer at Margate has been handed a collection of rare guns by an elderly woman who was clearing out her husband’s estate. Pictures: Jamie Hanson

Grandmother surrenders rare machine gun

AN ELDERLY Brisbane widow clearing out her husband's estate has discovered a rare WWI air force machine gun and a cache of grenades and historic handguns.

The stunning collection was handed in as part of the current national firearm amnesty to a gun dealer at Margate, on Brisbane's bayside, the Courier Mail reports.

Cleaver Firearms director Jade Cleaver said the machine gun was a rare find as it did not fire bullets but took pictures and was used as a training aid for pilots in Britain's Royal Air Force.

He said the cache also included a pre-1900s Colt pistol, three German Lugers, including one stamped with a WWI infantry mark, and a French WWII pocket pistol.

News Corp Australia


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