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Swamp found M42.

Article about: Hi guys. I have always liked a relic, something that has been there to the bitter end. I am fussy though and like my relics to be on the salty side, presentable and not a rusty blob of a thi

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    A few more.....

    Swamp found M42.Swamp found M42.

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    The rear....

    Swamp found M42.Swamp found M42.

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    I found 5 or 7 lids like this as well. ( cant remember how many) Some of mine had wire on them. I sold them to a friend of mine for petrol money.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    Once the gritty residue had been removed from the leather and a little neatsfoot oil applied everything relaxed back to the original form.....

    Swamp found M42.Swamp found M42.

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    Good job cleaning this one up mate , the North East forests of Europe and Northern Russia whcih are notoriously swampy combined with the vegetation of the Primevel forests combine to produce a blue clay whcih means that many metals do not rust , hence you will see that most of the Helmets etc that are in good condition come from the areas around Leningrad , Narva or the Artic Tundra of Karelia.

    Most of the really examples from this website and others were all found in those areas !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Saturated conditions are superb for preservation. Here and in Ireland 2000 plus year old corpses are from time to time found in the peat bogs, the condition of which is often remarkably well preserved.

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    You're clean/ restration turned out very well.

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    what a superb transformation after cleaning ,so much of its originality has been retained ,well done on a very nice find and for the before and after pictures just fascinating
    thanks, james

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    Indeed, a great clean up job..........!


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    Holy cr@p that cleaned up! After eminently more presentable, before looked like a barnacle?

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