Re: found any military aritifacts in the desert?


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Posted by mapswain on February 28, 2003 at 20:21:53:

In Reply to: found any military aritifacts in the desert? posted by mike dunn on February 28, 2003 at 19:52:51:

On our recent trip to Panamint Valley, we camped at the mouth of Happy Canyon. I found a 50 cal shell laying out on the alluvium. The shell was stamped S L 43. I have been told that the 43 is the manufacturing date. Based upon the apparently undisturbed location, amongst a bunch of desert pavement and the deep patina on the shell, it seems plausable that this shell had been sitting out there since WWII.


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