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Charleton Heston's basement ?(vault photos)

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posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 11:34 PM
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This is a cool view of Charleton's basement weapons vault, this is deffinatly a place I'd like to be when TSHTF!
I'm not claiming fact on this as I recieved this via e-mail but cool none the less.












[edit on 28-1-2009 by alyosha1981]




posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 11:37 PM
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negative on that!


Given the tendency for people to attach urban legend-like stories to the best known exemplars of their subject matter, it's not surprising that photographs of a large gun collection would end up being associated
with Charlton Heston. The Academy Award-winning actor was a staunch public proponent of gun ownership rights in his later years, he served five terms as president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and his name was much in the news (because he had recently died) at the time these photographs began circulating. Hence the claim that the extensive gun collection pictured in the above-displayed photographs was stored in the basement of a home Heston owned (and was presumably photographed after his death as part of the process of inventorying his estate).

However, the gun collection shown here actually belonged to Connecticut resident Bruce E. Stern, an attorney and active gun collector who belonged to several military- and firearm-related organizations and who also served on the NRA's board of directors. Mr. Stern passed away in July 2007, and when a portion of his collection was auctioned in March 2008, it was part of "a new benchmark for the highest grossing firearms auction in history":


www.snopes.com...



It's also a repost:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 29-1-2009 by Chadwickus]



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 11:40 PM
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Do I see a dillon in there? Ugh, I would do anything for a vehicle-mounted dillon. If only to scare people, that thing is amazing.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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I got this in an e-mail so I can't verify the authenticity of it but I think it might be real. He has long been known to be an avid gun collector and with money like that he could build quite an inpresive collection.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 11:58 PM
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That thing is just freaking amazing....would indeed make a nice addition to my car..........
(it would def. solve those d*mn trafficjams in a big [SNIP] hurry!!!!)


Dillon

(can seem to spot it in the above pictures....spot the Dillon!!)


[edit on 29/1/2009 by operation mindcrime]

Mod edit:Vulgarity and The Automatic ATS Censors

[edit on 29-1-2009 by sanctum]



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 12:21 AM
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Ya the dillion's are sweet check out this thread www.abovetopsecret.com... I'd love to get one ( in my dreams
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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 02:59 AM
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Originally posted by operation mindcrime
reply to post by SantaClaus
 


That thing is just freaking amazing....would indeed make a nice addition to my car..........
(it would def. solve those d*mn trafficjams in a big f*cking hurry!!!!)


Dillon

(can seem to spot it in the above pictures....spot the Dillon!!)


[edit on 29/1/2009 by operation mindcrime]


God, that thing just makes music. It is literally absurd in a small-frame battle.. But it still will tear apart nearly anything it touches on bullet heat alone. It melts most of its targets rather than tear it apart, given the amazing rate of fire.

Thats a perfect weapon, albeit completely inapplicable in strategic battle.



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 04:25 AM
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Originally posted by alyosha1981
I got this in an e-mail so I can't verify the authenticity of it but I think it might be real. He has long been known to be an avid gun collector and with money like that he could build quite an inpresive collection.


I refer you to the second post in your thread good sir.
It's as true as Mr. Rogers' military career.



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 04:35 AM
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Originally posted by RuneSpider

Originally posted by alyosha1981
I got this in an e-mail so I can't verify the authenticity of it but I think it might be real. He has long been known to be an avid gun collector and with money like that he could build quite an inpresive collection.


I refer you to the second post in your thread good sir.
It's as true as Mr. Rogers' military career.


Oh right because snopes is is the difinitive all knowing skeptic, pot of gold and everything they say is without a doubt fact



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 04:45 AM
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So being in 10,000 movies, he'd have dibs on a lot of props, Yeah? I don't know if elvis's sunglasses would beat that, but it would be a good fight!



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 04:47 AM
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You're right, one shouldn't take snopes at face value but IF you had read the whole page you would have seen that the collection was sold at an auction, there is documentation of said auction.

www.poulinantiques.com...


Featuring the important military collection of the late Bruce Stern of Trumbull Ct. on Saturday & Sunday - March 8 & 9

Mr. Stern collected firearms for most of his life. He amassed a collection of military & commercial weapons that numbered over 3000, as well as uniforms & accessories. Bruce was a gun rights activist for most of his adult life fighting for our rights at both the national & state level. He was on the N.R.A. Board of Directors for over a decade as well as co-founder of The Connecticut Sportsman Alliance, a Life Member and past President of Ye Connecticut Gun Guild, and the Ohio Gun Collectors. To name a few.




If you choose to ignore facts, that's your problem.
Just remember it reduces your credibility later on



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 09:03 AM
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That collection belonged to the late Bruce Stern, not Charleton Heston!

www.snopes.com...

It was auctioned off for 12.7 Million after his death

auctionpublicity.com...



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 10:16 AM
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Alright guys, I read the links that were provided and I agree that this collection did not belong to C.H, I was at work before and could not devote the time needed to read through all of your information, point taken and thanks for leading me in the right direction
I digress.... I still don't care for snopes too much



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 12:54 PM
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Here's a pretty good detailed list with pictures of what is in there



juliaauctions.net...



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