Recent finds - german bits and pieces

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Waleed Y. Majeed
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Recent finds - german bits and pieces

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 21 May 2021 13:18

Recently found these objects in my usual place.
A spring from stickhandgrenade handle (keeps porcelain bead from rattling inside handle).
A “pull bead” from a egghandgrenade amd finally a bullet which has been cleaned. The rest inclusive gunpowder could not be saved, was too rusty. Gunpowder grains/pellets still had some “spark” in them when lit with a lighter. Looked like for a regular rifle. Any idea from what firearm?
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Re: Recent finds - german bits and pieces

Post by Hans1906 » 21 May 2021 17:04

Waleed,

your are detecting for such stuff..? :?

No idea about the "Handgranate" stuff, otherwise the "7,92 × 33 mm" comes to my mind, "Sturmgewehr 44".
(But I am very sure wrong, sorry...)

7,92 × 33 mm: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/7,92_×_33_mm


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Re: Recent finds - german bits and pieces

Post by Grzesio » 22 May 2021 19:05

The projectile looks like a regular 7,92 mm Mauser - exact dimensions would help. ;)

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Re: Recent finds - german bits and pieces

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 22 May 2021 19:58

Yes Hans, I like to “amateur research” where and what was left behind in a specific area not far from where I live.
The grenade bits I’m sure about.

Gzesio, sorry too damaged to get precise measurements. The photo is taken from “its” best angle. Having a possible shooting range close by and a 58c bunker less than 5 metres away I too think it is a regular mauser round.

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Re: Recent finds - german bits and pieces

Post by Poot » 23 May 2021 05:48

Definitely a standard 7.92X57mm bullet/projectile. It's actually in very nice shape, I would use that for reloading without hesitation!
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