Welcome ualexj !!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't help you with your tripod, but I can give you a genuine greeting.
We LOVE pictures here (don't we, DA?). Feel free to post liberally.
What an adventure it must be to roam the former battlefields of Russia. It is an undertaking that most of us can only dream about. (Keeping in mind, of course, that those fields represent a great loss of life and the spilling of much blood.)
IF you have uncovered other treasures in your digs, we would love to see them. You might wish to open a new subject topic catalogueing for us pictures of the former fields of battle, and the items you have managed to rescue from the earth.
I'm looking forward to more. And, welcome again.
" The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government . . . . When the people fear their government there is tyranny, when the government fear the people, there is liberty." Thomas Jefferson