Very rare US paratrooper carbine – WWII Relic Hunting & Metal detecting WW2

WWII Relic Hunting / Metal Detecting WW2 Episode 10. This is a video of our first tour of 2014. Unlike last time, this was a decent two-day tour. We found a second small dump pit with a total of 2 equipment pieces in it, plus a German Wehrmacht fire extinguisher in a really amazing condition.

On this trip we found the Italian Beretta Model 38, and the American M1A1 Carbine, with folding stock, the paratrooper edition of the carbine. Both pieces were quite popular in WWII and most likely used as so-called Beutewaffen (captured equipment) by the Germans. Both incredible finds. We also found another unique piece, the PPS-43, another find we hadn’t found before.

Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.