The angler casted off into the River Frome near Stroud, Gloucestershire, this week and reeled in what he considered was a whopper. Even so, he identified in simple fact he’d hooked the war weapon.
It remains a thriller what the gun, identified with a several bullets in it, was doing in the murky depths of the river.
But police explained to Gloucestershire Live it is “a piece of history”. The angler had contacted officers following the amazing discovery.
A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Police’s Expert Ops unit, who attended the riverbank, stated: “We had been termed to support out a fisherman right now who pulled anything a bit unique from the river: This German sub-device gun is a piece of background, which could be as old as 1940.
“We wouldn’t recommend ingesting this one. The weapon is heading to be examined by our drive armourer.”
A magnet fisherman arrived across a rare Mac 10 device gun in River Lee in Enfield, north London, in August 2018.
Gareth Bryer, who has beforehand discovered knuckle dusters, pistols and knives, noted the startling find to police.
But officers uncovered the weapon to be much too corroded to further any investigations.