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    Greanade!

    I found some time to detect between classes on my busy teaching schedule. I went to a very small park and scored this little 1958 aluminum five dong coin and a shell with no clear headstamp amid a sea of vietnamese old and young. Nobody seemed to mind me cutting and replacing holes in the park and every junk target was immediately asked for and promptly thrown on the ground. Needless to say i picked them right back up.
    The next day i went to the big hill where i know of a few military bunkers in a heavily forested area with trenches still cut into the earth and are clearly visable. There are two stone bunkers with places to shoot from on three sides facing away from the mountain. One still has a mounting for a machine gun. There are little corner hallways to enter with peepholes to stick a gun through in case of intruders. The other bunker has a very large steep staricase leading to a huge underground space. There is an antichamber in this cavernous space and inside there are four large cement tables. I assume this was a hospital of some sort. These buildings are very clean and i feel nobody really dares to go inside them. Locals are very afraid of offending the spirits they believe dwell there. There are little shrines i do not touch with burnt incense and shots of rice wine still set up. Well i started to detect in the trenches and i was digging everything because i military stuff is usually steal. I get alot of glitchy midtones which is obvious garbage. So i get this huge 20's signal right in a trench and pulled out this grenade. I was pumped. Its not the gun or bayonet i was after but its in great shape. Three quarters hole and i have a feeling the last person to touch i was the person who threw it. It was deep under rocks and rubble. I also got tons of unidentifiable bits of what seems to be schrapnel, two lengths of very old barbed wire and a section of stove pipe i dug very carefully because i thought it was maybe a land mine. I would have thought that they would be using some sort of material other than steel for grenades by the 70's. My knowledge of grenades is very limited. Could this be older than i think? Its happened to me before here.
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    Sweet find!
    Wayne Gretzky: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

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    Very very cool! I have found lots of UXO's but none like that.
    Dig till you drop!

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    Sounds like you're really having an adventure.
    Congrats on your finds.
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    That’s a cool find.
    To Dig or not to Dig

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    Are you an American living in Viet Nam or are you on a vacation there?

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    I am a canadian working in vietnam. I got a TEFL certificate to make traveling through the winter easier and more profitable. When i show up in a country i get a free visa, bike, place to stay and sometimes food. I cannot stand the bull i go through in vietnam and would not recomend getting work here, but i am making the most of it.

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    Yes i am having an adventure here atw.......what does the acronym UXO stand for ammoman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaddeus View Post
    Yes i am having an adventure here atw.......what does the acronym UXO stand for ammoman?
    Grenades - cat-uxo.com
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    Kudos to Thad's awesome adventure. Vietnamese cuisine is tops.
    Do you ever lay awake at night thinking about live ordinances?
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    Nice relic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaddeus View Post
    Yes i am having an adventure here atw.......what does the acronym UXO stand for ammoman?
    Un eXploded Ordinance
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    What you have there is the bottom/side fragment of a russian F1 hand grenade. Introduced in WWII and
    produced a couple decades for the Warsaw Pact states and is still in use in many states of the third world. Body is made of cast iron as their Pineapple opponent. Interesting find as it's not usual to break in big parts rather than breaking at the cast in break points. Congrats and stay safe out there!


    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-1_(Handgranate)
    Last edited by Westfront; Feb 07, 2018 at 04:14 PM.
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    ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westfront View Post
    What you have there is the bottom/side fragment of a russian F1 hand grenade. Introduced in WWII and
    produced a couple decades for the Warsaw Pact states and is still in use in many states of the third world. Body is made of cast iron as their Pineapple opponent. Interesting find as it's not usual to break in big parts rather than breaking at the cast in break points. Congrats and stay safe out there!


    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-1_(Handgranate)
    Right on! second confirmed ww2 find.......i knew it was one of two......thought it seemed older than the vietnam war. It is such a heavy iron object i had a gut feeling it was ww2. Thanks for the confirmation. I have little time to do research right now but i do have just enough time to share with all the experts on tnet. I can not get over the fact that there are trenches still dug here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Un eXploded Ordinance
    Uxo.....got it....thankyou

 

 
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