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Digging in Norway & Kurland

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    Just come on over mate. No problem We start late April/early May. We have a plan on going out very soon again before the season closes. We drive at least 350 km each way so not a thing we do every weekend, sadly

    Nice jack btw. As Steve said, the driving charge in the tail end of most mortar rounds are just a shot gun shell filled with gun powder. Normally not dangerous.


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    Its been a few days since last update,had some stuff needing to be done and some days was a horrible rain weather. Managed to get outside today,and went straight to an area where ze germanz had some stables during the war,and after the war it was supposedly used as a large dumping area. I spoke With a guy at work last week and he is going to try get permission so we can go there With a tractor or CAT digger to make some decent holes in the ground..I had lots of hits on the detector and soon had a little pit going..

    Didnt really find any interesting bits,but it shows that this Place need more digging..

    A pioneer Axe and some horseshoe Tools I think..

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    Wrench and axe are good finds, not the most common here. Keep searching.
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    The horseshoe tool attaches studs to the shoes. Interesting find!

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Love the broken plates you found, would have kept them even if broken =)

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    Yes,I have the broken plates at home,they are kool
    I didnt go to the Coastal fortress today,but to the stables area instead. Ofcourse I forgot my camera at home:/ But opened up a good hole and found some stuff,,I`ll probably return there tomorrow and finish it up..
    Here is what I dragged home this time,just rinsed it with water,the metal parts will go into oxalic tomorrow

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    Two knifes,the one still in it sheat is a so called Finland knife,saami style,popular with the german troops fighting in Finland.

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    Crate Locks..

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    And this is a strange part,,any idea what it can be?

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    I particularly like the axe head! Nice!

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hi Inka,

    The "Strange part" you refer to is part of the frame of a wind up clock, possibly a travel alarm clock due to it's fairly small size. Here's a representative example, but obviously there are many different types.
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thanks Ned

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    Great thread, thanks for sharing!

    You managed to find some really neat digging places, well done!

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    Thanks Mounir

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