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Article about: Whilst trying out my new metal detector today, I was quite surprised to have unearthed what looks to be a miss-fired 7.92mm German round. Unusual, as it turned up not far from my house on Br

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    Whilst trying out my new metal detector today, I was quite surprised to have unearthed what looks to be a miss-fired 7.92mm German round.

    Unusual, as it turned up not far from my house on British soil ...

    The Primer looked to possibly be intact, so for safety purposes this was soaked in oil.

    I did a rough check on the codes, and although the casing is 34 (1934) dated, I'm not sure as to the P151 wartime manufacture.

    Anyhow a picture of the casing ... (Not to scale)

    Regards

    Gary J.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture 792 total.jpg   792 case base 2.jpg  

    792 case side.jpg  

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    It almost looks like the bullet was pulled and the shell was just thrown on the ground

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    Gary,
    P151-RWS Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoff A.G. Werk Nürnberg-Stadeln.
    Steve

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    P151 = RWS Rheinisch-Westfalische Sprengstoff A.G., Werk Nurnberg-Stadeln. (later changed to dnf code from 1941.)

    Of course the S* is the code for a Brass case. Number at 6 o'clock is the batch number.

    But you probably know all this already

    Nice find

    Steve T

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    Gary J,
    What a nice find, and as you say not far from your own house
    Regards to all, Simon.

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