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2011 Carboot finds Etc

Article about: This is not a sniper scope, it has no turrets for elevation or windage. It is a gun sighting scope as used in tanks or on artillery pieces. John

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    This is not a sniper scope, it has no turrets for elevation or windage. It is a gun sighting scope as used in tanks or on artillery pieces. John

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    Thanks for your reply John, I've attached another photo showing my early morning finds of today, they made getting up early worth it, as the clocks had gone forward. Large pack dated 1915, 2x pictures dated 1916 (made in France, with photo image set onto wood, then scenery hand painted around the image), 1943 binoculars, WD saw, Radley OTC kit bag and a 63 Sig Sqn T-shirt from Afghan issue soldier, so this about covers 100 years of British army history.
    Regards Gary
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    Early morning start again today, though not to a carboot, but a farm/tractor jumble, finds included a ARP stretcher, 1918 machete, 1915 barbed wire cutter, Lewis drum ammo box (complete with stencilling), 2x small RAF/air ministry extinguishers, tools, WD water can and an RAF dog tag. Off out again tomorrow to another jumble, so better get off to bed for another early start.
    Regards Gary
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    Well another farm type vintage jumble this morning and again a few more interesting finds.
    1944 dated and labelled Camoflage Jerkin (pretty grubby), boxed new 1942 RAF alitimeter, AM signal lamp, engineers saw, WW1 mess tin (converted into a funnel), early type entrenching tool, stamped on the haft "989 6th (1st R) R.WAR.R", and a early WD copper measuring jug.
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    Sunday morning finds are a pair of Houses of Parliment book ends (made from the stone/lead, when the building was damaged during the Blitz), picklehaube eagle and what appears to be a Royal Navy hard tack biscuit. The seller of the eagle said her father had thrown away the rest of the helmet, when it had fallen apart from moldering in their shed !
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    Here's Saturday 23rd finds, 4x pairs of boots and a cap & side cap British Artillery,
    boot details
    top left pair, 1944 brown, WD stamped (cleats have "US" on them)
    top right pair, 1940 black, WD stamped
    botton left pair, 1955 black, WD stamped
    bottom right pair, 1942 dated, size 41, stamped inside 41 41 37 3 (continental in origin, I believe)
    Second picture, sole of continental boot.
    Regards
    Gary
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    Sunday 24th, finds a bit more varied, best find was a pair of 1944 dated British camoflage trousers, for the princely sum of 2 ! (they are in as new condition), also found 1945 map case, 1940 Bren pouch (both as new condition), 1944 WD wire cutter, modern issue jacket badged to Royal Navy Commando, a couple of Cadet issue smocks, and a GQ parachutes aircraft survival pack type A Mk2 (just an empty bergen type bag).
    The camoflage trousers were sold by a man, who was selling off all his camoflage clothing that he had used for field shooting.
    Another boot tomorrow (Monday), as we have here in the UK, a bank holiday.
    Regards
    Gary
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    Not too sure but the continental boots could be mountain troops, possibly german, Canuck 63 will be able to help out on these

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    Hi Dave,
    none of them is German-issue!
    Cheers
    Manny

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    wow the pickle haube eagle is nice. pity he threw out the rest of the helmet.

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