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RRPG Big Dig Weekend, Finds!

Article about: Just want to say a big thank you to Steve T for organising this amazing event, Id say a good time was had by all with amazing finds seeing the light of day. Im still chilled to the bone (fre

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    The team in action.

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    At last here are my big dig finds, soz for the delay mislaid the cable to download my pics .

    A great weekend much enjoyed, even the rain didn't dampen spirits .

    My Site One finds.

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    Beer bottles dated 1945.

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    Signal Cartridge Stowage ?

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    Site 2

    Mainly Gas Mask bits and bobs .

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    Site 3

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    Looks like another auto section .

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    I'll post the cleaned finds as they're done.

    Cheers
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Nicely photographed. I like your two sided light box. Makes all the difference when photographing glass.

    Regards, Mark.

    Quote by Paul B View Post
    Some of the bits that came home with me on Saturday:

    Assorted glassware etc.

    Attachment 340732

    RAF 6-pin socket 10H/393

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    Kolynos toothpaste

    Attachment 340734

    Aircraft hinge

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    104 part number prefix, indicating P-51B.
    The full part number is 104 42058 36, and there's a nice ANA A23 inspection stamp on the other side.

    Attachment 340730

    Seeing as the on-site Fighter Group had less than ten B-model Mustangs assigned to them in total, and one of those crashed on the airfield itself, there's only a small number of them that this part could have come from...

    More photos to follow when I've finished cleaning the rest of the bits, and when the cleaned blue WD poison bottle turns up again after vanishing sometime on Sunday afternoon.

    Thanks again to Steve for organising the dig,
    PB

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    Quote by LUCKYSTRIKE View Post
    At last here are my big dig finds, soz for the delay mislaid the cable to download my pics .

    A great weekend much enjoyed, even the rain didn't dampen spirits .

    My Site One finds...

    Signal Cartridge Stowage ?

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    Cheers
    LUCKYSTRIKE
    Good stuff LS,

    I've checked all the P-51 manuals I could lay my hands on, as this piece is pretty much as we'd concluded at the time.
    It's mounted on the left-hand side of a Mustang cockpit, by the pilot's left shoulder. The lift-the-dot tabs hold a zippered canvas combined flare pistol holster and flare cartridge container, so it is easily accessible in-flight and can also be easily removed and carried by the pilot in the case of a forced landing etc.

    I've been poring over the other manuals regards the crescent wrench, and I'm afraid I'll need to borrow it to see which of the primary suspects it should fit to conclusively identify it.
    (Propeller hub/.50 cal-20mm cannon barrel/Bomb fin locking ring)

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    Nicely photographed. I like your two sided light box. Makes all the difference when photographing glass.

    Regards, Mark.
    Thanks Mark,

    It's one of the fold-out jobs from Maplins that comes with the lights and camera mount, all contained in a carrying bag.
    I normally use it for photographing my watches, and is often on offer at about £25-ish.

    All the best,
    PB

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    Lucky,

    What are the black bung type things you got from site 3? I found a few but left them because I didn't know if they were modern or not. The ones I found didn't have any markings do yours?

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    Here's my first, and best, find of the day. P-51B cockpit panel (thanks Paul Bellamy for the id) lurking in the leaf mould.

    Great day and nice to meet everyone.
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    R1039695 WRF800.jpg   R1039688 WRF800.jpg  

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    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Awesome. Just AWESOME !

    Best find of the day

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    I've been poring over the other manuals regards the crescent wrench, and I'm afraid I'll need to borrow it to see which of the primary suspects it should fit to conclusively identify it.
    (Propeller hub/.50 cal-20mm cannon barrel/Bomb fin locking ring)



    All the best,
    PB[/QUOTE]

    Hi Paul,

    I'm pretty certain the 'Crescent wrench' is a standard vehicle oil filter removal spanner, put it around the filter, pull anti clock, tooth/teeth bite in and off it screws.

    Here's a pic of a couple of modern ones.

    Regards,Ned.
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Well done matey, cleaned up nicley

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    A few more non-aircraft related finds. Once I'd spent 2 hours digging up the base fireplace and rockery, I moved and these came up.

    Bottles L-R: Smith & Co mineral bottle; Fitch's Shampoo; Squibb US medicine bottle; Yeast Vite; Unknown.
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    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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