Original Russian WWII PMD-6F Mine - 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) this is an 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-6F version was used extensively during the Siege of Leningrad, with an ammonium nitrate/fuel oil (ANFO) main charge.

This PMD-6F example is in excellent condition and comes complete with the original green glass bottle but without a fuse. Wood box measures 8" x 3.75" x 2".

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