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Bremerton woman finds old revolver in flower garden

A Bremerton woman redesigning her front yard found a decades-old rusted handgun buried beneath an old flower garden Sept. 13.

The 56-year-old woman, who lives in the 100 block of Bloomington Avenue, called police at 3:21 p.m., reporting that workers excavating her front yard unearthed a handgun deeply buried in what used to be her mother's flower garden, according to police reports.

The woman purchased her home from her mother in 2001 and her parents lived at the house since 1971. She said her father had many firearms, but all were accounted for and the gun did not belong to anyone in the family.

The gun, a .38 caliber Arminus Titan Tiger revolver, was rusted shut and the metal was corroded. A check on the serial number yielded no records.

The gun was entered into evidence for destruction.

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