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My 'little' site in Oxford

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    Here you go, pics should be attached

    Taken two of both parts.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Tube2.jpg   Anvil2.jpg  

    Tube1.jpg   Anvil1.jpg  


  2. #12

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    for some reason it muddled the order of these up!

  3. #13
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    Yup, they look like smashed up anvils.

    Dean

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    Yay.. Thanks

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    The only thing i will say about this site is that i think a bit of careful digging is required, youve found a number of grenade parts, you might get more than you expect, its obviously an armourers dump of some sorts and its possible that there may be one in better condition, but be warned, you might find a live one

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    Yeah, I have already been warned that that is a big possibility. The area was used by the Canadians as a training ground as well as a whole load of engineers. I think I was told that about 1 in 50 Mills never went 'POP'! I have found about 8 base plugs so far, so my odds are dwindling fast. But, I will run away from that problem screaming "helpppppppp" when I encounter it.

    Along with grenade parts, 303 heads, 30-06 heads I have also encountered a few bits of 2inch mortar some of which also gave me a scare!

    I have also just ID'ed the manufactures of these four base plugs
    1st W Walsall Ltd (Walsall Ltd.) 1940
    2nd E.E. Co Ltd (English Electric Co.) 1941
    3rd A. B & S Ltd (A. Bullows & Sons Ltd Long Street Works, Walsall) 1940
    4th SDR (Strebor Die-Casting Co Ltd, Manchester) 1942

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    Thats great, i take it you cleaned them up as suggested, i have a complete ww1 Mills 36 mk1, made by JP&S 1918 with original pin and spoon, the base plug was made by PDC but i havent been able to find the maker as yet,the grenade has all its original dark brown paint

  8. #18

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    PDC is Patent Die Castings Co Ltd. Greenford, Middlesex

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    Thanks for that DM , i found the JP&S, Its Joseph Parks and Sons Willenhall, Staffordshire

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    I thought you was just after PDC could have told you that too.

    I want to get back out and dug up more now... this site is soooooo infectious!

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