Ammo Mud-Covered 12-pounder Finally Sees Daylight

Jul 19, 2016
Spotsylvania Virginia
Plus, since it's a shell; it is a method of keeping all concerned safe as it's in all probability it's still live.
I have a dumb question. Why does wet ground give you a better signal?
I heard from a digger that when they were recovering a number of 15" overshoots in Charleston, they got them inside of an oil drum and rolled them across the muck.
Lol. Us relic hunters have known to do a few dumb things in the name of innovation

alan polk

2nd Lieutenant
Jun 11, 2012
I knocked away some of the rust. The Bormann fuse is very fragile. Where I nicked it, you can still see the powder in the powder train.

In the second picture you can see the powder at the end of a rod that I used to scrape the area inside the exposed fuse.