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Australian WWII - Far North Queensland Metal detecting and recovery

Article about: Hi Blokes ~ I am posting this as an going blog for interested parties that have been following my fossicking of (extensive) WWII ~ Far North Qld Australia . This area has been described in r

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    Did a four hour run yesterday in miserable conditions ~


    Two of us plugged away at a familiar site ~ and despite the fickle and foul weather we enjoyed an outing as we always ~ do ~ BUT boy trying conditions ~ Nothing outstanding !

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    Mate pulled up another 303 Ammo box quick release pin ~

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    Some mystery items , a single King George VI 1942 Penny ~ a brass "water " drum threaded cap ~
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    Need help on several items ~

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    Hey mate,will more than likely be a 37mm M3 gun cartridge case used in a M4 wheeled carriage or mounted on the stuart light tank..were a few other mountings but these two are the most common..fired solid AP shot similar to the 2pdr,HE and canister shot which is similar to a shotgun round for a large calibre weapon..

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    Does it look like this?

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    Hey Sean

    It belongs to a bloke at work and his dad bought it back from New Guinea after serving there during the war ~

    That would completely gel as they used the Stuart tank extensively eh !

    Thanks mate ~

    Now for the trick Mystery bits of yesterday ~ I studied various weapons including the Bren Gun and the Owen but no luck ~

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    That man has a lovely collection..green with envy!

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    The item with the notch cut out of the side looks like it takes a cable or somesuch in the notch...does it have a clamp that could pull down on a cable or wire?

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    Any chance of getting a picture of that shell case Stu?

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    Heres a couple of 6 pounders with original paint.

    Dean O
    Ajax Canada

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    Very nice projectiles..where did you buy them from?

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    I have been collecting this sort of thing for almost 40 years, I don't remember where they came from.
    But I hit the Military shows, I head out each Sunday Morning around 4 am to get to the Flea Markets while the dealers unpack ect
    So I guess you can say I buy them where ever I can find them.

    Dean O
    Ajax Canada

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