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My metal detecting trip around the Ruhr Pocket

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    Default My metal detecting trip around the Ruhr Pocket "Updated more pics"

    Me and my friend flew down to Germany for some detecting in the Ruhr area


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    My detektor brother

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    Fisher F2 detektor, nothing fancy but works

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    Soldier grave in the woods. Died from artillery shrapnel

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    Just under the leaves besides the tree, not deep in the ground.

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    Someone was cooking here

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    20mm and the casing is about 14cm high. think its some kind of flak ammo.
    On the bottom it says: 40 9b P490 and there is no damage on the detonator cap so its unfired.
    Found out what the p490 is:
    P490 Hugo Schneider A.-G., Werk Altenburg, Germany, rare fabricator i read.

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    A camera film container

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    We dont know what it is?

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    8x57j lots where found

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    Gasmask, has some markings on it, even found one of the eye rings

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    Flare casing with bullet hole

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    Blue tipped 12,7mm think it is fosfor so i dug it down, we even found silver tipped ones.

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    Hmm dont know what rifle this is?

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    K98 Bolt

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    Some kind of food tin

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    Think its some sort of detonator from a grenade or artillery shell, dangerous probably




    And then I found this =)






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    K98 Bayonet

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    Still some leather from the frog on it

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    Cleaning it


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    The scabbard was in real bad condition so it broke some when i got the knife out, so now I am cleaning the blade to try and se the markings.

    We also found alot of old coins and musket ammo etc.
    I will upload some pictures of my german dogtag and some other stuff I also found.

    Here is some more pics



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    No clue??

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    Some old buttons and 2 musket bullets. The pin is unidentified.

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    Was told it is a bell from a hunting dog from a long time ago but not sure

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    Gasmask eye ring without glas

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    K98 ammo pocket

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    Dogtag..to bad condition to se any text though

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    What caliber is the left one

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    As above

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    2 old coins

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    Same as above but flipped

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    Old coin but cant se what year or so,same coin as above.

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    This is metal plate with a sailship on

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    Some very old thing i think
    Last edited by himselff; 10-13-2010 at 08:57 PM.

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    Wow, great finds! I really like the K98k bayonet. Only that would make the day worth while! Cannot wait to see the other pictures.

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    thank you for sharing your pictures

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    Awesome finds ! Love the K98 Bayo.

    Steve T

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    Very nice finds,the rifle bolt you found is from a Italian Carcano rifle.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Ah thanks.Where they used in germany in the war or post war?

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    Fantastic finds

    You really need a Porta quote as a signature

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    Quote by michael77 View Post
    Fantastic finds

    You really need a Porta quote as a signature
    Thanks!
    Tes i am looking for a quote,but as you know they are pretty long quotes from porta

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    nice finds, especially the k98 bayonet, they are my favorite bayonets from ww2. can't wait to see if you can find out the maker & date if possible. nice.

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    Nice finds, love the bayonet
    The detonator you found is from a 81mm Gr34 German Mortar shell.

    Grtz steven

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