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    WW2 finds - It's been a while! - Pic heavy

    Hi all

    Due to lots of life changes last year, I've not been out and about much but did manage a few relic recovery trips. Thought it about time I got back on the horse, so here are a few items I recovered last year from an old RAOC depot.

    A nice haul from one visit to this site, where they disposed of unwanted ordnance at the end of WW2.

    You can find a full report on the finds on my blog posts.

    RAOC Site Stephen Taylor, WW2 Relic Hunter

    One Man Stephen Taylor, WW2 Relic Hunter

    All items are completely free from any explosive compounds and are perfectly legal to possess.



    Bottoms from 40mm Bofors shells












    Big chunk of drive band from a 40mm shell, booster tube from the same, and a 20mm Oerlikon cartridge case




    Headstamp on the 20mm




    Spigot mortar drill round with a brass cap. Never seen one with this brass cap before!




    No. 3 fuzes from Mk V Britishicon anti-tank mine














    Remains of a No. 211 fuze




    Transport cap/fuze well protector from a 25pdr artillery shell




    Couple of General Service buttons




    Buckle from a Mk 7 respirator bag




    Another 20mm Oerlikon




    303 cartridge case and blanks




    Headstamps (most barely visible unfortunately)





    303 drill rounds




    Headstamps (most barely visible unfortunately), and lack of blast cap




    PIAT fuze holders and drill fuzes




    They even say 'DRILL' on them!





    Not a bad day out really. More days out this year, deffo!

    RRPG

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    That's some nice haul...great pics!!

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    Thanks P51

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    Nice...those 40mm had to have been cooked to look like that. They've been blown open and not fired. The body has gone to pieces...
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    Blown to smithereens at the end of the war at an RAOC depot BAR. Found the location of the disposal pit.......brass everywhere!


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