Teller Mines Hard to Find

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Very Hard to find and I have only found a few places where you can buy Replicas or you can make them yourself.
If you find another place to purchase please post up



Here

http://www.relics.org.uk/shop.php?viewcategory=102

http://www.ima-usa.com/german-wwii-tell ... inert.html

http://www.inertproducts.com/inert_landmines___mines
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we found two live ones in the Forest three weeks ago
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Herr Repper ,
Were they above ground then ? What are the regulations for finding this sort of thing in Finland ? Report it and then controlled explosion by the army ? How much of this stuff is there still around in in Finland ? Forgive me for asking , the Winter war '39 -40 and the subsequent Finnish/German conflict against the Soviets has always been a big interest for me - sorry if this is off topic :o
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Halle wrote:Herr Repper ,
Were they above ground then ? What are the regulations for finding this sort of thing in Finland ? Report it and then controlled explosion by the army ? How much of this stuff is there still around in in Finland ? Forgive me for asking , the Winter war '39 -40 and the subsequent Finnish/German conflict against the Soviets has always been a big interest for me - sorry if this is off topic :o
I was in a scrap yard up north looking for whats left of a RSO the mines were lying on the floor and some were in a barn
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EDIT: never mind, you already have the relics site listed *facepalm*
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Has anyone purchase a Teller mine from one of the site above?

I like the following one but abit expensive. Add another $90 for postage ewwwwww
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Nice replica stuff on here for pioneers I bought a couple of the 1 kilo charge cases a few years ago and they Are bloody good!

http://www.edelweissmilitaria.com/

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Good site and a Teller mine as well

I forgot about this site :D
I will get a charge case for sure
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Theres a Guy in the UK that makes them. I have one round here somwhere.
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For 1kg charges, the dimensions are as follows (memory serving):
50mm x 75mm x 200mm

I found some rectangular metal tubing at our local steel supplier that is 2" x 3" - which translates into 50mm x 76mm. Cut them down to lengths of 200mm, cap them with tin or cardboard, and you have a simple yet effective pouch-filler for the assault pouches. It will obviously not stand up to close-range inspection... but if your section does controlled pyro displays for the public/airsoft/whatever, these metal sections are a cheap way of getting lookalike charges.
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any pics?
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Still need to cap mine, but will upload pics tonight.
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Completely raw section, 2" x 3" x 200mm, sized next to a MP40 for perspective:
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With caps on and a coat of light gray (to simulate the zinc shell of the charge - or did they come in different colours too?), it could do the job passably well. I'm still trying to source some smoke powder for mine, heard that the rocketry guys can be a good source of 'legal' compounds. Not sure whether that holds outside ZA though...
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Finally got around to welding up the 2"x3" sections as 1kg charges:

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Each charge holds a smoke grenade (for our purposes), which has a circumference roughly the same size as the inner cardboard roll from a roll of toilet paper. They still need to be capped with cardboard to hide the inner workings - visible here - and then a coat of paint, but I thought I would share in the meantime.

Also, something interesting: the pouch displayed is the left-hand one, and each of the cells can comfortably take two charges, giving you a total of four charges in that one pouch. Was this the norm? I seem to recall reading that each cell was meant to carry only a single 1kg charge - yet this two-by-two way of carry seems far more secure (less movement).
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