The last weeks there have been no digging, but before the weekend I finally got back out there. Recently I had a chat with a farmer and he agreed to let me search on his land. I was eager to get started and began by walking around the forest just making a mental map of what signals are where and then I decided on a small groove in the forest floor and opened it up as the detector showed a mix of signals. After removing some parts from a horsedrawn wagon, a fair bit of barbed wire and barrell bands I found a bunch of 9mm ammo with still some remains of the cardboard box around them. There were also some leather parts, a wrench, some hooks and clasps from horse harness and a rusted Esbit stove.
After checking if there was anything else than barbed wire and trash there I dug down the ammo and filled back the hole. I wandered towards the next little pit and dug a few signals on the way over. I found a spork and the next two signals a few meters apart was of the dangerous kind, two detonators Brennzunder 24, which I dug down deep again.
Göffel / Spork.
Detonator Brennzunder 24.
The next pit I spent digging for at least an hour, it was also full of wires, barrell bands and broken bottles. A few items was more interesting, a unfinished trench art cigarett case, a uniform button, a k98 training round with a wooden bullet and a shaving brush made of silver or neusilber probably more likely.
German uniform button.
Toothpaste tube,uniform button, two ignitor pullcord balls, scissor and a food tin.
K98 training round.
Lid from a tin of shoepolish.
In a ditch I saw the top edge of a 200l barrell and decided to check it out. It was covered with a pile of barbed wire and fence wire which was completely overgrown with grass and small bushes, it was a pain to move it enough to make it possible to dig near the barrell. The soil was grey clay and was full of rust and broken bottles. A bit more than half meter down I found a nice ZZ42 igniter and a small piece of aluminium with a name engraved. Then the rain started pouring down so I decided to retreat back to a more dry environment and leave the rest of the pit until monday.
A 200l barrell.
Looks like it says "FREYSTE", maybe I ll find the rest of it next time.