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    This mornig we find these objects in german and USA trenches in Salerno battlefield. Some idea about these objects?

    Fragments of MG42?



    Marks



    Tootpaste? I read ZAHN... M....



    Alluminium painted black. I think is part of a radio. Some idea?



    Alluminium painted black. I think is part of a radio or telephone. Some idea?



    Rifle M1 accessory?



    Part of a Thompson submachine??





    Small knife, german button, part of USA equipment.



    Some idea about the cap?



    Mark of alcool of fascist age.




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    Nicew finds but having trouble seeing them properly. Can you upload them using the forum upload tool please matteo.

    Thanks

    Steve T

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    Nice finds, interesting assortment of bits and pieces!

    Regards,
    Finn

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    Picture one is butstock assembly with damaged bakelite butstock for an MG-42. Below is the golt head for an MG-42 with the roller locking.

    Nive finds !!!

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    Wait You can DIg IN Italy? but not France.

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    Pic 9. The buckle is US either the flap closure buckle slider off a haversack or one of the adjusting buckle sliders off a webbing harness. The wire hooks are "equipment hangers" for waterbottles or possibly pistol holsters. I cant tell what the rest are, sorry.

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    the tooth paste, im Swiss and i speak German fluently, toothpaste in German is written ZAHN PASTA, so that M makes no sense, but its definitly a toothpaste tube

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    The one piece is a Garand tool. It is the cleaning patch holder type. Rich A. in Pa.

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    What you identify as a Thompson SMG part is actually the Top cover locking latch from a .30" US M1917 or more likely a M1917A1. A real nice find as I can't imagine many of these were in use in the European theatre and subsequently lost. Its a shame there wasn't any other parts there, I've been looking for a 1917A1 for about 6 years with no luck!


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