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Article about: its a BSA M 20 head gasket ?? i beg to differ but il not get ino it ,, its definately not a head gasket ,,its a high temp presure gasket of some sort ?? but not a head a head gasket ,, i adm

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    Hi . This is my first post on the site can any one help with the identification of any of these artefacts which I found on a ww2 airbase that was used up until the 60s by the RAF .
    I presume the larger brass cartridge bases are from flare pistols or similar( the largest is 42mm diameter and the middle two 30mm.
    The bullet casings appear to be blanks but I am unsure of the calibre they appear to say rg ,71, and some other lettering.
    Regards Tim
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    7.62x51 Nato blank manufactured by Royal ordnance Factory Radway Green in 1971

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    Thanks mate that's great, any ideas about any of the other finds? T

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    The vaguely round / ring thing on the right looks like a head gasket from a small combustion engine.

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    Quote by KradSpam View Post
    The vaguely round / ring thing on the right looks like a head gasket from a small combustion engine.
    Probably side valve.
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. I've moved your post over to the archaeology forum as it will be seen by the relic diggers there.

    I'll check the bits out later.......just making dinner !


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    The vaguely round / ring thing on the right looks like a head gasket from a small combustion engine.!!! quote
    its a copper alloy high temp gasket But not a head gasket (probably from a timing case) or similar
    most definately not a head gasket
    cheers ian

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    You are correct about the flare cartridge bases.

    The bigger item with the holes around the top reminds me of a wick holder from an oil lamp.

    Any markings on it?

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    The cartridge bases are (btm to top) 1.5", 1", 1" and .410 Shotgun cartridge.

    Hangarman

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    its a BSA M 20 head gasket.

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