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Brendan

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Don't really find anything interesting onsite, but so far on this job managed to come across a few bottles one a brylcreem with lid on and various others, a bullet and some form of what I hope is burnt batteries and not some form of explosive??? 🤔
 

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Brendan

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One more of the round for size comparison
 

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Grahams

Grahams

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One more of the round for size comparison
That is a very weird looking round. The proportions look wrong. The cartridge would normally be much longer than that compared to the bullet otherwise it will be very low power.
 
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Brendan

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That is a very weird looking round. The proportions look wrong. The cartridge would normally be much longer than that compared to the bullet otherwise it will be very low power.
Almost looks like the rear part has been cut from the cartridge
 

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V8Druid

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That is a very weird looking round. The proportions look wrong. The cartridge would normally be much longer than that compared to the bullet otherwise it will be very low power.
my thoughts exactly when I saw it ... very short case to it for the calibre ????
 
Thomas7740

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Probably totally wrong but kinda looks like a. 577/.450 Martini Henry
 
Grahams

Grahams

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Difficult to guess the calibre, depends how big his fingers are. Spitfires had 20mm cannon. Where did you find it?
For comparison this is a 50cal cartridge:
 

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Brendan

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Difficult to guess the calibre, depends how big his fingers are. Spitfires had 20mm cannon. Where did you find it?
For comparison this is a 50cal cartridge:
I took a picture earlier but it didn't save and can't quite remember what the length was from tip to cut off part but somewhere between 75-90mm. Will take one in the morning.
Turns out the other bits were batteries by the look of it
 
Grahams

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I took a picture earlier but it didn't save and can't quite remember what the length was from tip to cut off part but somewhere between 75-90mm. Will take one in the morning.
Turns out the other bits were batteries by the look of it
Diameter of the bullet is the interesting part.
 
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Brendan

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Diameter of the bullet is the interesting part.
Found another back half of a cartridge in a different location can't make out any markings on it
 

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Grahams

Grahams

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12.7mm is 50 cal. Americans used the Browning heavy machine gun in lots of roles since the 1930's.
This is what it would look like whole:
 

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Brendan

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Was guessing it was 50 cal. Still alot more to dig out so who knows what will turn up, today's hall, consists of parts of a rusted out bicycle frame, a crank with pedal arm still attached, some sort of canteen or probably a dog bowl and various other pieces
 
Stubota86

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Was guessing it was 50 cal. Still alot more to dig out so who knows what will turn up, today's hall, consists of parts of a rusted out bicycle frame, a crank with pedal arm still attached, some sort of canteen or probably a dog bowl and various other pieces

best I’ve found to date is a complete wheelbarrow and a roller shutter door on same dig 😂
 
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Brendan

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best I’ve found to date is a complete wheelbarrow and a roller shutter door on same dig 😂
Don't normally find anything, even when with archeologists over a known Roman villa site, nothing of interest.
Have also got 3 bits of bone but no golf balls 🤔
 
T whiting

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Don't normally find anything, even when with archeologists over a known Roman villa site, nothing of interest.
Have also got 3 bits of bone but no golf balls 🤔
I found a roman street with archeologists it took the shine off it a bit when he was stood on the wall between 2 buildings looking at his phone and it had a map with his gps position on it butchers one side and barbers the other
 
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Lynchy

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Left to dry out over week end....first trip up this morning
 

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