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S-mine 35

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    Have you ever seen this kind of lid on an s-mine? Is it of another nationality then german?

    (I know, the paint is new
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    Looks like a normal German S mine 35 lid to me , the screws are quite badly damaged look like someone had fun trying to open them up , You are also missing the outer case of the mine that this would sit in thats why the lid looks to large

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    Andy is correct. Compare with my complete example.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    On the subject of S- Mines, I came across this rather erm "salty" example at a flea market in Poland. I would have brought it but in my opinion it was a little too heavy to be empty But I dont know much about these.
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    Andy, mine, you don't have the outside part, in english?the pot?

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    These are full of ball bearings and they are heavy even when inert.

    Here is a nice wartime cutaway drawing of one: done by a British officer, Capt. Norman Munn, who's items I have in my collection. He went on a mine clearance course and I have all his notes and stetches.

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    Ah, I see, could well have been inert then. Nonetheless, I don't think customs would have appreciated seeing it through the X- Ray. Cheers.

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    Great S mine, I have been meaning to add one to my collection for a while. Would any of you kind gentlemen be able to recommend a site that sells such items

    many thanks

    Robin

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    I'll try to show what I mean with a skech. It's the sloping edge of the lid I'm thinking about.
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