Untouched place

Untouched place

It was a cold December day in Leningrad front, there were a few days before the New Year. Snow fell and the temperature was about 0 degrees Celcius. The ground did not freeze and therefore nothing prevented us from digging. We went into the forest to explore a new place. I was with my three friends.
We decided to split into pairs and go in different directions, because it was more effective. To our surprise, after walking a few meters, my friend got the first good signal and it turned out to be a disk from a Degtyarev machine gun. Cartridges were pounding inside. We opened it and it really turned out to be full of tracer cartridges with green and yellow tips, many of them were shiny and looked like new!
degtyarev magazine with cartridges

Degtyarev magazines with cartridges

About 30 centimeters from this place, a rather large signal was heard. To our surprise there was a German aluminum box under the foliage for ammunition for the MG 34/42 machine gun. We opened it, and it turned out to be full of machine gun belts with cartridges! It was a great start of the day!))
girl with cartridges for mg34/42

I’m with mg 34/42 box with cartridges in belts

cartridges in belts for mg 34/42

Cartridges in belts for mg 34/42

MG 34/42 BOX WITH CARTIDGES

Mg 34/42 box with cartridges

mg 34/42 box witg cartridges

Read: Strong point of the Wehrmacht

Degtyarev magazine, Mg 34/42 box and cartridges

Degtyarev magazine, Mg 34/42 box and cartridges

Later two more discs were found to the Degtyarev machine gun. And they were also full of cartridges. But the most interesting find of that day was the Zf-41 rear sight for Mauser gun! I found it also near that place. The rear sight was in a case, but we managed to immediately open it. The rear sight was in oil and in excellent condition! Even felt was preserved inside the case.
girl with The rear sight zf-41 to Mauser rifle

I’m with the rear sight zf-41 for Mauser rifle

The rear sight zf-41 to Mauser rifle

The rear sight zf-41 for Mauser rifle. Photo by @La_anastasia

The rear sight zf-41 to Mauser rifle

The rear sight zf-41 for Mauser rifle. Photo by @La_anastasia

Case for rear sight zf-41 for Mauser rifle

Case for rear sight zf-41 for Mauser rifle

Later that day, the comrades found another Mosin rifle with a bayonet.
girl with Mosin rifle

I’m with Mosin rifle

Mosin rifle in the ground

Mosin rifle in the ground

Mosin rifle shot gun receiver

Mosin rifle shot gun receiver

А snuffbox of a Red Army soldier with tobacco leftovers . I found a Mauser rifle and a German aluminum lighter.
Girl with Mauser rifle

I’m with Mauser rifle

Mauser rifle

Mauser rifle in the ground

Mauser rifle

German aluminum lighter

German aluminum lighter

It was a wonderful closing of the 2019 season! And wonderful gifts for the New Year for us !))
If you want to see video of that day and how we found all these relics in details, welcome to our Youtube channel :
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