05-18-2016 06:20 PM
for a ground dug helmet of 100yrs old its in good condition ie solid.
Thanks, i was amazed too, but the really heavy clay in the area tends to preserve items really well. My friend recovered some amazing items from there, including spent shells that look like they were produced yesterday. This was all dug up with permission of the landowner on private farmland in a former German dugout. No human remains were found.
Its a great deal but the M16 is not dug. Its a standard barn/wet place find. The outside was cleaned slightly and the inside wasnt, thats why there is the small pitting outside.
The M40 on the other hand is.
Last edited by LeonardoL; 05-18-2016 at 09:25 PM.
Well, my friend said they found this M16 when they were excavating a german dugout position near the Yser inundations near Ramskapelle, so it was definatley a wet place ;-) I will ask him where/how exactly. Probably a dugout that wasn't completely caved in or filled with earth or sth. I have been with these guys on diggs so i know they are trustworthy. What do you think, should i give it a treatment with oxalic, or just lightly wax it and leave it be?
If it belonged to me i'd leave it as is!...
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Leave it be. Keep it dry and it will be fine for many years to come.
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
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Great value for money spent (my opinion), what does that kind of money buy you these days? He's a generous friend!