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A few finds from the airfield dump

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    Default A few finds from the airfield dump

    Hi guys,

    After work i decided to have a go on the airfield dump for a couple of hours. I'm pleased with the results


    1: Some nice dated bits of crockery
    2:Raf Button, a first for me
    3: Button stick
    4: .303's, transport nut, webbing and what i think is a .50cal link
    5:Some piece of aircraft
    6: Markings FB 606 CB ??
    7:Not sure
    8ther side
    9: This looked intresting
    10: bottom the item is painted red
    11: SOmething



    Thanks for looking

    John
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    John,
    You've got some very nice finds there, I assume all found without the use of your MD. Its always a good feeling to find great items like the button with nothing more than attentive eyes. I think your right about the .50 cal clip have you tried one for fit?
    Cheers.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    John
    Not bad for a couple of hours,did you have to dig deep?
    Simon

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    Some nice finds WH. It is definitely a 50cal link.

    I am doubtful the bloke you spoke to is correct about it being a post war dump. If it was, I don't think it would have random cartridge cases and links. Why would they chuck them in a dump in the 50's ? This seems much more like general refuse to me and not 'closure' refuse.

    Steve T

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Some nice finds WH. It is definitely a 50cal link.

    I am doubtful the bloke you spoke to is correct about it being a post war dump. If it was, I don't think it would have random cartridge cases and links. Why would they chuck them in a dump in the 50's ? This seems much more like general refuse to me and not 'closure' refuse.

    Steve T
    Hi Steve, I think he was correct, All the stuff is wartime but was thrown out in the 50's when they had a clear out and pulled the buildings down. As LS said before it would be odd to have the dump next to the runway when it was in use, with all the birds flying around surely that would be a risk.

    Cheers

    John

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    Quote by LUCKYSTRIKE View Post
    John,
    You've got some very nice finds there, I assume all found without the use of your MD. Its always a good feeling to find great items like the button with nothing more than attentive eyes. I think your right about the .50 cal clip have you tried one for fit?
    Cheers.
    LUCKYSTRIKE
    Just using the pick tool, lots of stuff lying on surface. I'm pleased with the button an the .50cal fits in nicely


    John

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    Quote by cornishboy View Post
    John
    Not bad for a couple of hours,did you have to dig deep?
    Simon
    only a couple of inches, just scraching around. as i was looking under one of the bushes i saw those .303's i had to crawl into the bush and get them thats when i found the button stick and button

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    Hi WH - the last item looks like a brake pad retaining clip - probably from an aircraft

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    i've tryed to do some better pictures for you
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    FB = Filton Bristol i.e. the Bristol aero factory at Filton.

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