Part I - Metal Detecting at the Swedish Tavern Site, page 10

Recovering WW2 Poket Watch Mechanism and Brass Casings

Yes, of course, it was the pocket watch mechanism. I could not date it correctly, but I knew it was not really old.

Vintage Pocket Watch Mechanism

Then I dug up an unfired round for the WW2 German K98 Mauser Rifle.

WW2 Rifle Round Detected

In 1943, the small battles were taking place throughout the area, and the common WW2 relics were in abundance everywhere. Perhaps, the watch mechanism belonged to the same time period.

WW2 K98 Mauser Rifle Round

Nikolai also recovered the WW2 relic - an unfired round for the anti-aircraft gun or machine gun of a large caliber.

WW2 Large Calibre Machine Gun Round

Digging up the WW2 junk was frustrating, but there was no way around it, especially while trying to pinpoint the site of a small tavern. I even started thinking that the results of my map research could be incorrect. But at this point, I had to keep digging up every non-iron target, even if it was a brass casing.

Brass Casing of WW2 Anti-Aircraft Gun

By this moment, I had searched most of my "sector" except a narrow strip of undetected ground running along the side of the triangle-shaped patch overgrown with vegetation. This small patch was adjacent to the road and was most likely the place where the tavern used to be. And that was our "last resort".


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