Original Russian WWII PMD-6F Antipersonnel Mine Internal Glass Components - Siege of Leningrad

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Original Item: Only One Available. Totally inert per guidelines provided by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), these are extremely rare and very hard to find on today's market!

The PMD-6, PMD-7 and PMD-57 series mines were Soviet Union blast type anti-personnel mines that consist of a wooden box with a hinged lid with a slot cut into it, very similar to the German "Shoe Mines". 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.

This set includes only the glass components of the mine, which were what contained the actual explosive charge, which was liquid. The larger bottle would contain the charge, while the smaller glass tube would contain the detonator, and would seal the larger bottle with the detonator cap. Both are in great shape, made of blue / green tinted glass.

The PMD-6F version was used extensively during the Siege of Leningrad, with an ammonium nitrate/fuel oil (ANFO) main charge.

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