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My first finds (well, 20 years ago)

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    Thank you to all for your interest! Here are a couple of closeups of the pocketwatch. It is marked "Jacco Sevrette", a maker that I can not find any information on. I believe it is French and would welcome any more information that anyone has.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture SEVRETTE POCKETWATCH.jpg   SEVERETTE CLOSEUP.jpg  


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    Here are a couple of the more interesting items. The fin assembly for an American bazooka round and a K98 scabbard.

    Any recommendations on preserving the metal of the scabbard? Also note the bits of white in the fin assembly. That comes from using a field expedient preservative; Kiwi neutral shoe polish! Not knowing much about keeping the items preserved once I found them, I figured the best thing that I could do was (after drying them out) putting a layer of wax on them to prevent the exposure to air. Seems to have worked ok so far.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture K98 SCABBARD & FIN ASSY.JPG  

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    Hello Beast and welcome! Those are great finds that you have displayed. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    rgds, Ty

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    Thank you to all for your interest! Here are a couple of closeups of the pocketwatch. It is marked "Jacco Sevrette", a maker that I can not find any information on. I believe it is French and would welcome any more information that anyone has.
    LEVRETTE WATCH CO. La Chaux de Fonds. The company trading about the 1920 - 1935 period.
    It was a tradename used by BRAUNSCHWEIG & CO. La Chaux de Fonds

    Erick,

    Your watch may be earlier or later than the above dates because the watches in the 1920-35 period that I have seen, seem to have the "Jacco" omitted from the name. They may have at one time been in a partnership with another firm or "Jacco" may indicate the model or a type of movement. To the best of my knowledge, the firm was Swiss. Also, from what little I have found, they were a quality watch company that also made wrist watches in 14KT gold.
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    Those nice grips really set that P-38 off! It was asked if it was loaded when found,was it?

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    great items looks like a top class relic digging site

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Steve, Thanks for the info on the watch. I badly misread the "L" for an "S".

    My apolgies for taking so long to answer about if the pistol was loaded. The answer is yes, when I found it, it had a nearly full magazine. I was able to tap off the base plate from the magazine and remove the ammo. IIRC, most were headstamped 1944. I had hoped to find a photo of the rounds, magazine spring, etc., that I had around here. As soon as I find it, I'll post it.

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    The fight did not go well for the Americans. Ammunition had to be abandon & weapons destroyed. Here is about 5 lbs of .45 ammunition that I found in a small nest. Also here is a barrel extension for the .30 cal machine gun.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture 45 rounds.jpg   30 cal mg extension.jpg  


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    The Germans hit the Americans with small arms, panzerfausts, artillery and armor.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture MVC-014F.JPG   MVC-015F.JPG  

    AP.JPG  

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    Most of the American force was destroyed.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture anglehead flashlight.JPG   MVC-016F.JPG  


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