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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
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    German WWII defensive position hunt...Sunday's hunt, about 2 hours worth...

    Thanks all for the nice replies! I got out on three fields Sunday afternoon, sunny and around 35F/1.5C, spent about 30 minutes on two new fields and about one hour on an old field I have hunted for many years. I got skunked besides a small iron buckle and a piece of broken pewter harness attachment. Had a good time anyway. HH, Mike

    I was talking to my detecting buddy last week and he said he wanted to do a forest hunt. I had been recently given a WWII German defensive site near by to detect, our museum curator took me on a first hand tour of the site several weeks ago. I called my buddy, filled him in on the details, the biggest detail about this site is hot ammunition. He was all for it even though it was a bit windy with 30F/-1C temps. We had a nice 2.5 hour hunt and both of us found a few interesting relics along with loads of German and American ammo casings. Must have been a skirmish here and the Americans came through this area during WWII. Here are a few pictures of the site, one of several trenches.

    Another trench, we did not find much around them.

    A foxhole connected to a trench.

    This looks to have been a tank ditch, nothing interesting found around it.

    My detecting buddy, probably digging another WWII brass ammo casing.

    My buddy found a religious pendant, an 1876 coin and a nice brass 5 gram weight. Here are my finds. What I thought was a locket when I dug it turned out to be a pipe lid. A spoon I pulled from the roots, forgot my hand saw by the way.

    A hand full of bullets that made it to the pouch. Many are deformed, some live and some missing the bullet with an intact primer. The story about the site is, after WWII, the dangerous ammo and such were put into a pile and blown up.

    A few buttons, left a late 1800s button and right I am not sure of.

    The date side of 3 coins I found, 1943, 1941 and an emergency coin minted by a local town in 1921.

    The other side of the coins.

    Since Christmas is coming, thought I would show off my wife’s talent. This is a wreath for the 4 weeks of advent with candles. She does an awesome job working with dried flowers, bouquets and such. This wreath is made from pine, bushes and shrubbery from the backyard, smells very nice and is beautiful for the season. She must have made over 20 of these for friends and family, several door wreaths as well. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Hunting. Mike



  2. #2
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
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    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    looks like you all had a really good day with those cool fids...
    ALLEN

  3. #3
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    Relic hunter

    Mar 2008
    Kentucky
    Whites
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    Relic Hunting

    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    that is some neat finds and appreiciate the pics of the site.
    That is a beautiful wreath and she is very talented.

    Nova treasure

  4. #4
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    DFCA

    Dec 2006
    Kansas
    XP DEUS
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    49 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    that's nice way to spend an afternoon

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2006
    FL
    White DFX, Minelab Excaliber II, Aquapulse
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    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    Wow snow in Germany already, great finds

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
    A stick with a box at one end and a round thing on the other.
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    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    Cool finds Mike

    HH

    LW

  7. #7
    no
    Mar 2006
    Norway
    XP Goldmaxx Power.
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    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    What a great place to detect for history. 8)
    Det vi vet er så uendelig lite mot det som har hendt. Arkeologen er som den som går langs en strand og finner småtterier, skyllet i land fra et forsvunnet skib. Men selve skibet som gikk i dypet med menneskene får han aldri se.

    http://www.comepraytherosary.org/

  8. #8
    pippinwhitepaws

    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    it is amazing how much ordnance is still in the ground in europe. from both world wars.
    a quick google search shows many incidents of old rounds exploding every year.
    just a couple of days ago a man was killed north of berlin, when his back hoe gave a 500 pounder a knock.

    fantastic place to hunt...

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2008
    PA
    ACE 250
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    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    I would be hunting there too. Nice finds/wreath.

  10. #10
    ca
    Mar 2008
    Northeast, ALberta
    Bounty Hunter Landstar, White's Bullseye II
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    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    Nice finds, would be a very interesting place to research and to hunt. That is a very nice wreath. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  11. #11

    Jan 2007
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Whites Vision Spectra
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    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    Looks like the woods here in Pennsylvania. The Appalachians my dad tells me are very similar to the German mountains. He should know. He was there in WW II. It looks like an interesting hunt and I would love to have joined you.
    Chris

  12. #12
    us
    LETS GO HUNTING

    Nov 2008
    Denver , Colorado
    White's DFX , Ace 150 , Prizm 2
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    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    thanks for the pic's , great finds . WTG
    THIS HOBBY ROCKS , LETS GO ....

  13. #13
    us
    You found what?

    Aug 2007
    Southeast Michigan (Roseville)
    Bounty Hunter > Sharp Shooter II & Fast Tracker
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    78 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    Keep up the hunt when it gets warmer. Would love to see more!

  14. #14
    Charter Member
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    Thunter

    Oct 2004
    Oregon, No Cal Border
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Max, Equinox 800
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    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    Your posts are always facinating. Thanks for the pictures and story.

  15. #15

    Re: German WWII defensive position hunt...

    Love the pictures and the finds, Mike! And you wife is VERY talented! Beautiful centerpiece!

    Nana

 

 
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