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WW2 Gunnery range.....take 2 !

Article about: Jeez ! I have been out alot recently Suffice it to say that this will be the last post from me showing finds for a while as the wife is on the verge of divorcing me as i have been relic hunt

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    Default WW2 Gunnery range.....take 2 !

    Jeez !

    I have been out alot recently

    Suffice it to say that this will be the last post from me showing finds for a while as the wife is on the verge of divorcing me as i have been relic hunting so often just recently !

    Anyways, here is the results of a days MDing at a WW2 gunnery range i have previously posted about. I still think no-one else knows about it given the volume of finds I am getting on EVERY visit.

    No pics of the digging in action i am afraid. The area is all sand dunes and pics of the digging wouldn't really show anything except a big heap of sand

    Ok....here is everything I found on the day before any cleaning



    And here it all is again cleaned, sorted and identified...



    Now for some close ups of the finds.

    Firstly the 303 cartridges. All dated prior to 1944.




    An example of some of the headstamps, (I know what they all mean guys so no need to identify them for me ), with a 'normal' firing pin mark.



    Now here is where you may be able to help. If they are 'normal' firing pin marks, what on earth makes these marks ? Bren ?



    Some of the 303's were rather older than expected !



    ....and despite the fact I have become somewhat of an expert on headstamps, this one continues to baffle me !!! Can anyone identify the maker ?



    Bits of grenade all over the place....



    ....and a close up of the base and top nuts .....



    Spent bullets 303, 9mm and 45 cal.....





    Along with 9mm cartridges.....32 in one hole....the whole of a sten gun magazine !!



    And finally some odds and ends.......One of the items is the remains of a 2 inch mortar fin...can anyone help with the rest ?



    Anyway...time for me to go. Hope you like the finds and can help me with identification. Gotta go now as tea is ready and i am already in the bad books !!!

    WISH ME LUCK !

    Relichunter

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    The HS with the arrow was used by Radway Green before 1942.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Thanks Zwerge I have about 20 of them and i never could find out who the mark belonged to

    relichunter

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    The oblong firing pin striking marks are from the Bren
    part a in the attatched drawing is a piece of a blown fuze looks similar to no117 or no119 that we find bits of
    Part b piece of projectile driving band,unknown origin
    Part c looks like remains from one of the rings from a powder train time fuze
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Aftercleaningmisc.jpg  

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    Thanks spotter !

    You can come again

    the chuck of brass has 1-42 stamped onnit

    relichunter

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    Hello Steve,
    The firing pin question; It's definitely from a Bren, the ejector mark, (also rectangular) is visible as well.
    Your posts are always interesting.
    Cheers,
    navyman.

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    Navyman

    Many thanks for the info and comment

    Steve T

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    lots of nice cases, well done

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    Just out of curiosity, what MD do you use to detect with?

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    Bounty Hunter - Mid range one that is out of production now

    Steve T

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