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    Hello,

    It's that time of year again. Getting out on the Mortar/Grenade range.

    Yesturday i Drove straight there from work and did about 1 hour of searching.

    Back again tomorrow.

    In the last 2 pictures does anybody know what this is. It had a 12- and a broad arrow next to it



    Cheers gang

    John
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    Nice finds WH, Just a thought but perhaps the little WD arrow marked piece is a rifle oil bottle?

    Now Im wondering how you'll get on with the next search.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Im sure the unknown item is a mk3 percussion igniter ,used as a fuze initiator during demolitions,and also employed to initiate boobytraps etc in combat scenarios
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    Thanks spotter your a great help


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    Nice finds WH !

    I like the percussion igniter.......very nice

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    Went back again today for another 1hours search

    More Mortar fins, Base plugs, shrapnel and a 2 inch cap.

    That's it for this week on this site will be having 2 more goes next week and that will be it for this year
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    Whitehunter, some lovely finds there!

    Have you managaed to trip over any live mortars yet? I tended to find a hell of a lot with their paint markings intact. If I'd known then (11 or 12 years old at the time), what I do now, I'd have not been so keen to find the live ones. Thank the gods nowt happened.

    Martyn (PM'd you)

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    Nice finds W.h. Any chance of coming across live ordinance? If so, please take
    care. I got a find to go along with those base plugs for the mills bomb.
    Here's a live one found in Gapyong, part of Canada's 2PPCLI lines that you might like to see.
    Probably wasn't a bright idea picking it up. I guess they're covered in some kind of waterproof enamel. While it looks safe, I gotta wonder if the fuse has deteriated after 60 years making it unstable.
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    Very nice finds, Whitehunter.

    I envy you guys who are able to go out and MD these sites !

    Unforgotten, that No. 36 doesn't look safe to me. I think it is still quite lethal,
    and I hope you contacted the proper authorities to have it disposed of.

    These grenades normally had a green stripe painted 'round them to indicate
    they were useable in humid environs, as well as a series of 'XXX's in red
    - meaning 'HE' or 'high explosive'.


    Be careful out there..........!
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    As i understand it , its not the fuse that you need to worry about, the filling, either gun cotton or RDX can become very unstable on its own, i was told once that it becomes as volatile as nitro, and this was from a guy who worked at ERDE , his job was pretty hush hush, but he used to advise BDTeams here and abroad

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