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    Default Article: "Farm worker discovers a stockpile of ammunition in a veld"

    https://city-press.news24.com/News/a...-west-20200104

    A farm worker found a stockpile of ammunition in an open veld in North West while looking for prickly pears on New Year’s Day.
    According to a police official, the ammunition, which includes 44 R5 rounds, 58 R1 rounds, three 9mm rounds, two R5 magazines and 28 weapon-mounted launchers, appears to be of military origin, although ballistic tests are still to be conducted.


    The find in North West, on a farm near Valleifontein, close to Mahikeng, appears to have been buried for some time before being discovered by 39-year-old Shimane Moremede on Wednesday.
    “It was shortly after 5pm when I saw the ammunition by a small pile of rocks. I saw magazines that were sticking out of the ground. That’s when I phoned the police using a friend’s cellphone. The police came to fetch it the next day.”
    Adele Myburgh, North West police spokesperson, said the ammunition was wrapped in three ammunition bags that were already torn as a result of being underground for a while, possibly up to 10 years. The police had to dig the ammo out of the ground.

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    Default Re: Article: "Farm worker discovers a stockpile of ammunition in a veld"

    How do you tell whether a mag belongs to a R5 or an LM4 for example? Same with the ammo. And if a 102 rounds is a stockpile I shudder to think what the amount of ammo in my safe will be called by the police/reporter.

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    Default Re: Article: "Farm worker discovers a stockpile of ammunition in a veld"

    Quote Originally Posted by MSW2 View Post
    How do you tell whether a mag belongs to a R5 or an LM4 for example? Same with the ammo. And if a 102 rounds is a stockpile I shudder to think what the amount of ammo in my safe will be called by the police/reporter.
    Well, we all know that an R5 is a weapon of extreme warfare, so obviously the scary magazine belongs to it.

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    Default Re: Article: "Farm worker discovers a stockpile of ammunition in a veld"

    Quote Originally Posted by carleng View Post
    Well, we all know that an R5 is a high calibre weapon of extreme warfare, so obviously the scary magazine belongs to it.

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    Fixed it for you.

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    Default Re: Article: "Farm worker discovers a stockpile of ammunition in a veld"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kola View Post
    Fixed it for you.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Article: "Farm worker discovers a stockpile of ammunition in a veld"

    What is a "weapon-mounted launcher"? Rifle grenade or under barrel grenade launcher? Maybe a bayonet?

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    Default Re: Article: "Farm worker discovers a stockpile of ammunition in a veld"

    Well... Plus side is, at least it wont be used for CIT or Robberies....

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    Default Re: Article: "Farm worker discovers a stockpile of ammunition in a veld"

    i thought that the "stockpile" referred to the pile of rocks in the picture...

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    Default Re: Article: "Farm worker discovers a stockpile of ammunition in a veld"

    Perhaps it meant to read "Farm worker discovers ammunition under rockpile in veld"

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