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A few Normandy relics to ID

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    Hello chaps, I've just bought some bits and bobs that were purchased from a Normandy flea market. Can anyone help with ID? The rifle metalwork is a bit puzzling... the bayonet lug is on the side!!!!

    Cheers,
    JD
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    The first item looks like a finial off a garden fence.
    The side mount bayonet lug is most probably 19th Century .... Martini Henry mk4 or something similar.

    Gary J.

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    the barrel band looks like a martini henry band... heres a pic of my mk2 to compare (top left)

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    Cheers Lee, thats the one!

    Gary, it looks like some sort of rifle grenade projectile. It's got a steel tip, and one side of the tip looks like its whacked against something (you can just about make it out on the first pic) Looks to be first war stuff anyway.

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    Quote by Johnny-D View Post
    Looks to be first war stuff anyway.
    Except the rifle part obviously! lol

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    Gary... I think you're right mate. Just cleaned it up...
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    Hi J.D.
    Im 99.9% sure that photo number 1 is infact part of a machine that takes up tarmac from the road and isnt anything to do with ww2 or any other war. Im sure iv got a few laying around on the farm i will try and remember tomorrow and take a photo for you. I might be wrong. Leave it with me.
    Andy

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    Hey Johnny

    Found your dial

    2008/25/2 Toggle bench press, manually-operated, metal, maker unknown, 1880-1920, used by A L Lindsay & Co Pty Ltd, Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia, 1930-1987 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

    Very bottom of the description is a short paragraph about Sunvic. The picture shows a dial extremely similar to yours.

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    Well, thats sometimes the way it goes !!!!
    But the rifle band is quite an interesting piece !

    Cheers

    Gary J.

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    The Mlk1 converted Mk2 I had for a time had the socket bayonet, .. For some reason I thought the Pioneer sawback bayonet/sword was with the MK4 from about 1880 ..

    Cheers

    Gary J.


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