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4 days of relic hunting - May 2010 - WW2 gunnery ranges

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    Yes mate, nice one

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    Thanks for the comments guys

    My son will be even PROUDER of his button now, and I am over the moon at the fin being identified as well

    Thanks guys

    Steve T

    PS Danny.....yes. Took lots of clips. Just got to rattle a video together over the next week or so I'll post a link when I've done.

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    Nice finds,I wish that I had a place to go MD`ing.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Steve, your .303's are in good nick compared to the ones being found further up the coast 30 years ago! Most of them that I was finding back then were only part casings, and very crumbly. You have a very good horde of goodies there.
    Regards, Simon.

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    What a coincidence, I just found some No69 AT greade frags on my range, has a sort of desert paint finish still present. Unfortunatly my .303s are coming out with rotted necks, but quite a few have been fired from a Bren which I was happy about seeing as I have a few.

    Good finds Steve.

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    PS Danny.....yes. Took lots of clips. Just got to rattle a video together over the next week or so I'll post a link when I've done.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the videos, I find them quite useful because they have given me an idea of what depths items are found at

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Thanks m3bobby These 303's are in sand dunes so don't sit in soggy mud like normal ground finds, hence they're in excellent condition.

    I'll try and get the vid done this weekend Danny...no promises though !

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    Just to illustrate what the firing platform on the USAAF range looked like, here's a quick screenshot of the 3D model I'm building of the site:



    And the same platform in use during 1943:





    Steve, just a minor comment on your video.
    The No.68 A/T Grenade is early WWII British, not American, which makes it even more odd to find on this range.

    All the best,
    PB

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    Nice photos, thats the first time I've seen the M2AC being fired on the ground. I wonder if the Home guard had access to the range as they used the 68 AT grenade later in the war.

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