This is a very rare find from the Western front a German G98 sniper rifle 25 round trench magazine in good condition for over 100 years old. The magazine which is complete with its internal spacer at the top but is missing its bottom plate it does have some small rust holes but no real damage it is relic but solid condition not braking up or falling apart and is empty of all ammunition it is cleaned up very well perfect for display or any collection. The magazine was recovered in 2014 from the old German trench line at La Boisselle in the field opposite where the Lochnagar mine crater is today on the information card there is photo of the trench line as it looks today which shows the exact location where the plate was found it was recovered during work being carried out right on top of the old German trench line as it was on the 1st July 1916 during battle of the Somme the famous attack on that day. The magazine comes with a A5 laminated information card with map of the exact location it was found and is one of the rarer relics i have ever had from the Somme battlefield.
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The trench line at La Boisselle where the plate came from