Fishing for firearms in Echo Park Lake

The draining of Echo Park Lake has not turned up any bodies but it has so far revealed a pair of guns, which are shown above in a photo displayed tonight during an update of the lake rehabilitation project.  It’s not clear how long the rusty weapons had been in the lake but people involved in the lake clean up assume the rifle at top by might a World War II-era firearm while the gun at the bottom is believed to be a Saturday night special. Any gun experts care to weigh in?

The weapons were a small part of the relatively mundane objects – ranging from a toilet bowl to hundreds of glass bottles – that have been found at the bottom of the lake.  Officials tonight said the water quality improvement project is on track to be finished in May 2013.


  1. Gun on top is a M1 Garand, lower appears to be a .38 special.

  2. I am slowly beginning to understand.

    An absolutely thorough and complete cleaning and scrub of this wonderful and adored man-made pond could cost a few million dollars.

    But that is not what they are doing at Echo Park Lake. Its too good for that.

    What they are doing to Echo Park Lake this time around is a project. A Water Quality Improvement Project. As you know, those don’t come on the cheap.

    From a plain cleaning and refill to a Water Quality Improvement Project is a mighty big leap. Thats when we find someone to lend. The entire proceeds of the bond sale – $65 million, the amount we will spend.

  3. The one of the top is a chocolate gun and the one on the bottom is a chocolate gun.

  4. Top gun is a M1 Garand, bottom gun is most likely a Colt Courier .32 cal revolver. I am willing to be they were used in homicides(attempted homicides) if they were chucked in a lake. And based on the types of guns they were, the homicides crimes occurred long ago (colt courier was made between 1954-56 with only 3000 made) the Garand was probably a WWII bring back.

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