I've cleaned up a few more of the recent finds from the site.
First up is a BESA 7.92 case the only one Ive found here. Notice the rusted clip the .303 and 30 cal are just for scale.
This view shows the other side of the clip and close up of the markings.
I've now cleaned the end of the British 2 inch smoke mortar.
A few very relic relics here, the top is a US 2.36 Bazooka mk1 motor tube with bent tail fins. Bottom left a fired US M9 rifle Grenade tail and right a British 2 inch smoke/para illum tail which is very light perhaps zinc or an alloy, Ive only found steel ones in this shape before so thought it worth posting.
Inert used US smoke M15 grenade fuze with two spoons found close by.
Inert used US Mark 11A1 (Pineapple) grenade fuze.
Now here's a question, would you bother to keep this if you'd found it ? It was covered in slimy mud I could see no details but it felt like a fin and slightly larger than a 2 inch mortar. Anyway I nearly didnt bother cleaning it when I got home, but Im pleased I did. Is that traces of paint ......
I turned it over and would you believe, it was like it had been specially cut out to retain all the markings from a British NO68 anti tank rifle grenade. Is that luck or what
A selection of bits, another US 30 cal Granade clip, three US M1 Carbine used cases, these are quite scarce from this site. One 6 mil case and a very red .303 case. I often find them with red tops but haven't seen one like this where its nearly completely covered. The other one is just to show a standard one for contrast.
A couple of very relic brass fuzes, you can see from the .303 one was quite a biggy.
A few relic fins and the tail from US 60mm M49A2 mortars.
Yet more relic fins and tails, this time from US 81mm M43A1 mortars.
Oh here's another one of these questions..... would you have kept this if you'd found it?
I could see no markings and there are loads of shot gun cartridge bases at this site. But I dont know why, it sort of felt different so it went in the finds bag....
Pleased I did because when I cleaned it up this was revealed WRA Winchester Repeating Arms 81mm M3. It's the base of a cartridge that fired a US M43A1 mortar
and finally for this time.... a larger exploded shell casing this is the second from this site both were found quite close to each other and both where blown apart like this. British 40mm Bofors? or is that 2 pounder?