I spent most of the day in the edge of the tree line where it some 80 years ago stood a large German Heer camp. One can clearly see barrack and hut foundations and here and there ovens and other bits of metals are peeking out from moss and undergrowth. The metal detector is giving off signals nearly everywhere so it is a real luxury problem to choose which signal to dig. I haven`t found any Erkennungsmärke this season, and I also would love to find a aluminum belt buckle so I kept digging such signals but I only landed food tins and a canteen screw cork. Of course I also dug some other good, and some crappy signals and between a lot of rubbish I got a few very nice finds today. One of those was a long, black metal bottle of some sort. I know I have seen one somewhere before but I cannot remember where or what it was for, prehaps some hunters sneaky alco bottle, maybe someone knows and will tell me, the pics are further below.
Two of the crappy signals I dug was surprisingly good finds, two empty M24 hand grenade heads. One of them had one of its sides rotted away but it ll make a nice diorama bas I think. Nearby I found the handle for one of the heads, but it was in two pieces and in a sad state. I kept searching around that place and found a handfull of PPSh casings, a few stripper clips and some screwcorks for the M24s. Then I had a bit of a stronger signal I had to check, and the result of that surprised me even more. It was the tube of a Panzerfaust 30, in great condition. Some oxalic acid on that I belive will do wonders!! I swept the detector across the place again and there was still a strong signal. Diagonal to where the Panzerfaust had been was another tube under the moss!! This time the smaller Panzerfaust Klein!! Unbelivable!! This one also in very good condition. The next hour I grid searched the area but I only got a few more PPSh casings, some rifle bullets and rubbish.
I had a small lunchbreak and when moving around again I found a small dumping pit. In it was mostly trash and rotted food tins but I scored two nice thoothbrushes, a coin, and a nice looking gasmask cannister with some color still showing, another candidate for the oxalic bath when winter has set.
I had to be back home before dinnertime so I could prepare something for Girlfriend who was coming back from work soon so I began my stroll back to the car. Not far from the parking place the detector told me to check what laid beneath a small and crooked mountain birch. I located it with the pinpointer and pulled out a trigger part for a Panzerfaust 60/100! Man,what a last find of the day. I did spend another twenty minutes checking around for its tube but it was nowhere to be found..prehaps it ll want to be found next time, which hopefully is tomorrow or Thursday:)