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Standard WW2 Lighter, I think not, perhaps SOE

Article about: this item came out of an old SOE collection, still unsure of what it's function is. This is marked by a well known lighter maker, so it does really conceal the items inside. If anyone has an

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    Default Standard WW2 Lighter, I think not, perhaps SOE

    this item came out of an old SOE collection, still unsure of what it's function is.
    This is marked by a well known lighter maker, so it does really conceal the items inside.

    If anyone has any idea what it is for, I would love to hear your ideas.

    Dean O
    Canada

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    Its a lighter.

    COLIBRI

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    OK, I know it is a lighter, however why are the other parts hidden in the bottom of it, the large brass piece as well as the 2 differant sized split pin, not to mention the bit that looks like a firing pin, and as you can see 3 grooves near the bottom, I have researched these lighters, but have never seen these hidden items before..and the spring stops the other items from rattling around...so RKKAFAN please explain those items.

    Dean
    Canada

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    Lock picks, of some sort? Although,perhaps,....the brass bit could be assembled into a compass balancing the one pin in the center hole and balancing the other on it? Brass would be needed, of course, to get around being magnetized by the small bits...

    A disgustingly tiny and un-enlargeable photo of a similar looking lighter is displayed on this page with the caption of it having a tiny compass concealed in it. The escape and evasion material for Allied airmen
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Definitely a firing pin and bolt part .

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    I was thinking also parts look like a firing pin and bolt part

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