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Old February 16, 2020, 06:10 AM   #1
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WW2 finds - It's been a while! - Pic heavy

Hi all

Due to lots of life changes last year, I've not been out and about much but did manage a few relic recovery trips. Thought it about time I got back on the horse, so here are a few items I recovered last year from an old RAOC depot.

A nice haul from one visit to this site, where they disposed of unwanted ordnance at the end of WW2.

You can find a full report on the finds on my blog posts.

https://stephentaylorhistorian.com/2...re-ww2-relics/

https://stephentaylorhistorian.com/2...sure-take-two/

All items are completely free from any explosive compounds and are perfectly legal to possess.



Bottoms from 40mm Bofors shells












Big chunk of drive band from a 40mm shell, booster tube from the same, and a 20mm Oerlikon cartridge case




Headstamp on the 20mm




Spigot mortar drill round with a brass cap. Never seen one with this brass cap before!




..........more
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Old February 16, 2020, 06:11 AM   #2
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No. 3 fuzes from Mk V British anti-tank mine














Remains of a No. 211 fuze




Transport cap/fuze well protector from a 25pdr artillery shell




Couple of General Service buttons




............more
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Old February 16, 2020, 06:12 AM   #3
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Buckle from a Mk 7 respirator bag




Another 20mm Oerlikon




303 cartridge case and blanks




Headstamps (most barely visible unfortunately)





303 drill rounds




Headstamps (most barely visible unfortunately), and lack of blast cap




PIAT fuze holders and drill fuzes




They even say 'DRILL' on them!





Not a bad day out really. More days out this year, deffo!

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Old February 16, 2020, 09:40 AM   #4
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That is simply cool stuff. Thanks for taking the time to show it all.
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Old February 16, 2020, 11:27 AM   #5
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No probs. Glad you like it.
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Old February 16, 2020, 01:40 PM   #6
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Thanks for the post! Definitely things you don't see very often.
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Old February 16, 2020, 04:42 PM   #7
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Thanks TK. The No 3 fuzes are indeed a rare beast. Well, they were until I recovered about 200. Ha!
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Old February 18, 2020, 10:10 AM   #8
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