Original Russian WWII PMD-6 Wooden Box Mine with Fuze and Fragmentation Plates

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Totally inert per guidelines provided by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), these are extremely rare and nearly impossible to find on today's market! The PMD-6, PMD-7 and PMD-57 series mines are Soviet Union blast type anti-personnel mines that consist of a wooden box with a hinged lid with a slot cut into it. The slot presses down against a retaining pin, which holds back the striker. When sufficient pressure is applied to the lid of the box the retaining pin moves, allowing the striker to hit the detonator. The mines typically have an operating pressure of 1 to 10 kg. All the mines in the series use MOV series fuzes.

As with other wooden box mines, the mine has a relatively short lifetime since the box is vulnerable to rotting and splitting, disabling the mine. It is, however, more dangerous, due to the fact that it can't be found with a metal detector.

The PMD-6 is the first example of this mine series

This PMD-6M example is in excellent condition and comes complete with an original fuse and also some nice fragmentation plates, which were not standard issue. This would increase the damage done. It was painted black at some point, probably to help preserve as a training aid. Wood box measures 6" x 3" x 1.5". Ready to display!!

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