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.