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Beach found relic ID

Article about: Thank you for the reply! I actually figured this out not too long ago myself, I'm pretty sure that this would have been for the Boys AT rifles that were captured by German forces in either F

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    Anyone know what this is for? Looks like some kind of metal buttstock for some gun but I haven't been able to find anything similar using my usual Google routine... total length is approx. 13cm and the "backplate" is 8.5cmx5.5cm.

    Any suggestions?






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    Does not look like an SMG stock, but cant be sure. Will be interesting to hear what it might be.

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    Shoe maker tool?

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    cobblers.....tool possibly

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    Looks to be a foot of something like a hydraulic or crank vehicle jack .....
    .. With the gridding on the bottom of the foot, it was meant to stop surface slippage ....

    Gary J.

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    If so it's kind of funny and disappointing at the same time...

    I agree though, cobblers/shoemakers tool could be a contender. Any photos of German tools such as this out there? This was found at a place where a lot of German Luftwaffe and Heer equipment was dumped right after the war so that's why I'm still thinking "German"...

    Found what I believe to be a MG151 dummy round (with wooden projectile/tip that unfortunately broke due to me being a bit too eager) and a "Patronenausstosser 15" at the same time... so at least I got something good out of those couple of hours scouring the beach

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    The "Patronenausstosser 15" and the dummy round:


    A few more shots of the dummy round:




    The 15x96 mg151 round was the closest I could come when trying to identify this one... there seems to be some differences though (total length appears to be closer to 98mm)

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    Quote by slados28 View Post
    Anyone know what this is for? Looks like some kind of metal buttstock for some gun but I haven't been able to find anything similar using my usual Google routine... total length is approx. 13cm and the "backplate" is 8.5cmx5.5cm.

    Any suggestions?





    Looks like a brake pedal to me.

    Burt
    Happiness is a belt fed weapon

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    At least it seems like this relic is not of any particular/significant military relevance--- brake pedal, cobblers/shoemakers tool, foot belonging to jack etc. all good suggestions... thanks guys

    Any thoughts regarding the dummy/practice round? Headstamps say "K 39" and "WI" --- plus this one's approx. 98-99mm in total length rather than 96mm like the mg151 round I was referring to, casing seems a bit different too when compared to the 15x96 round.

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    The casing would be .55 Boys (13x99mm) for the Boys Anti Tank rifle. K39 is Kynoch 1939. W I is AP, or would have been originally.

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