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    My First T.Mi. 42

    This has only taken a few years to achieve but at last I have a good example of a Tellermine 42. It was well worth the wait.
    Unfortunately for me I think I have been infected with need to find the rest of the Tellermine family.

    I have added a pictures to show the T.M.Z 42 fuse in position.

    I'm not 100% sure about the paintwork but I think the green is original over a red primer. The red ring around the middle I am not so sure about.

    Thank you for looking; comments, opinions, advice and pictures of other T.Mines are all welcome.

    To finish I would also like to thank Tmine35 for the spare parts that completed the mine and Grenademan2005 for his help during the deal.

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    No problem, Man. We are here for help others. Very nice example and with green paint a rare one I think. I´m not an expert in AT Mines, but always have seen them in tan colour.

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    Welcome to the Dark Side.
    My name is John and I too am an ordnance addict, as are my BOCN brothers.
    We are here to help and support.
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    Always a pleasure to help a serious collector and good friend.

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    Hi very nice mine, is the red ring around the centre Red Red or red primer and is the bottom lip of the mine untouched. If there is evidence that the mine content was removed after filling then the lip edge would damaged or signs of tampering or was this mine made at the factory empty for training purposes. The red marking could indicate. a different filling.
    Talking about T.Mines how rare is the T.Mi 35 S compared to the rest.

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    Thank you for all the kind replies to date and the interest shown.

    Quote Originally Posted by BMG50 View Post
    is the red ring around the centre Red Red or red primer and is the bottom lip of the mine untouched.
    The bottom lip attaching the base plate the rest of the mine has been prised at some time in the past and reclamped so I think it is safe to assume the mine once contained something.

    As for the red colour that is a more difficult question. The colour is weathered and dulled so I would think it was applied a long time ago. It is a very close match in colour to the red paint under the green so at the moment I would lean towards the red ring being a primer. I know some collectors have mentioned to me in the past about original items with war period touch-up paintwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMG50 View Post
    Talking about T.Mines how rare is the T.Mi 35 S compared to the rest.
    the 35er Steel is undoubtedly the most rare teller-mine, as there were only some 2.000.000 pieces manufactured, the lowest rate of all great tellers - except the smaller l.Pz.Mi. (light tank mine) with 30.000 pieces

    @ Paul
    quite a nice haul this one; wish I would be supported just as you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudelmuk View Post
    the 35er Steel is undoubtedly the most rare teller-mine, as there were only some 2.000.000 pieces manufactured, the lowest rate of all great tellers - except the smaller l.Pz.Mi. (light tank mine) with 30.000 pieces

    @ Paul
    quite a nice haul this one; wish I would be supported just as you!
    Thanks Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudelmuk View Post
    quite a nice haul this one; wish I would be supported just as you!
    Peter,
    I'll be more than happy to assist you as well from my side.

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    thanks Reino, will come back to your friendly offer in good time

    animated by this thread, I had a sharper look on the German at-mine (tellers) production during the war (source: Deutsche Nahkampfmittel bis 1945 by Wolfgang Fleischer & Hubert Jülch - btw. a well recommended book) and found following numbers:

    T.Mi.35 4.218.900 pieces between 1939-43

    T.Mi.35 steel 2.200.700 1942-43

    T.Mi.42 9.835.000 1942-45

    T.Mi.43 mushroom 3.622.900 1943-44

    l.Pz.M. 31.700 1941-42


    in this connection the frequently unknown heavy wooden at-mine Holzmine 42 is interesting:
    although there were 5.302.600 pieces manufactured between 1942-44, I believe this type being more rare than every kind of teller-mine.
    wonder how many of these are rotten in the soil or burned in the oven?

 

 
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