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RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump' Finds!

Article about: Hi all, had a really hot day on site yesterday. But some good finds made as always All my finds ready to be cleaned Really pleased to find some MKIV Sten stocks, i have plenty so if anybody

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    Hi all, had a really hot day on site yesterday. But some good finds made as always

    All my finds ready to be cleaned
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    Really pleased to find some MKIV Sten stocks, i have plenty so if anybody every wants to swap
    also got 5 bayonet handles, one looks like it could be K98 but not sure.

    Will get cleaning asap and post more pictures,
    Looking forward to seeing all the other members finds as i think everyone had at least 1 or 2 good finds

    John
    Last edited by Whitehunter; 08-20-2012 at 09:55 PM.

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    Superb finds WH Loving the Mk IV Sten stocks !!! Just goes to show, it's all down to where you dig at that place

    I'll post my finds later on.


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    Not cleaned mine yet but will shortly

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    Here's mine ,

    The start of the day, can you spot the rifle butt in situ, sadly the the victorian teapot was beyond saving.

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    By the end of the day, Id recovered a few more rifle butts, there's loads of variety in there and thankfully some are brass

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    Bayonet handles, I had to take a hammer to them to remove the crud because it was hard to see their shape.

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    A mixed bag !!

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    A few close ups.
    I love this 1930/40's 16oz green Poison Bottle nicely marked with WD arrow

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    A couple of trigger guards etc.

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    Spot the brass MkII Sten (mag) loading tool handle etc.

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    Pleased with this a Sten MkV stock, again I had to take a hammer to it to remove its chunky rust to reveal the shape. Kindly passed on to me by WH

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    ....and finally the hole that most of these finds came from.

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    Cheers
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Nice collection of items. Love the Sten stock. Unfortunately, the only weapon-related items I saw came out of other people's holes. However, if its oil bottles and glass bottles you want...........

    Anyway, a great day out nevertheless and thanks to Steve for organising it.

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    Hi guys

    great day - hard work and too damned hot but a good day nonetheless - thanks for organising Steve

    Finds not stupendous but happy - plenty of gas mask filters and eye pieces, a nice Browning starter tab, a few nice bottles and toothpaste tins/tube, plus , courtesy of Jay (cheers mate ), a nice brass Lee Enfield butt plate and a bayonet frog.

    I'll post some pics of some when cleaned up as the starter tab and butt plate are soaking in vinegar

    cheers
    Matt

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    My modest finds, really enjoyed myself though!

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    Some fantastic finds guys. The side of the dump you were digging looks like the place to be !

    Here are my finds from a great day at the dump. Great company and nice to meet new members

    Group shot.....

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    A pull through that I will ID over the next few days, (although I keep thinking BESA for some reason), and a pig sticker bayonet.

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    A whistle and a 1st aid tin

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    Just a couple of Sten bits

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    Lee-Enfield bolt, butt plate, No. 1 barrel end, 303 drill round and a Browning MG starter tab.

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    Vickers oil bottle, gas mask front end and a Bakelite LE oil bottle.

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    Best find of the day for me was this 1907 pattern bayonet, (No. 1 end in the shot so you get an idea of the size of this beast). A bit eaten through at one end but still perfectly straight and.....

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    ....some of the wooden handle had even survived !!

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!

    Stuff is in vinegar at the minute. I'll post pics of cleaned stuff after the vinegar has done its work

    Laters

    Steve T

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    first bits out of the vinegar....

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    A pull through that I will ID over the next few days, (although I keep thinking BESA for some reason), and a pig sticker bayonet.

    RRPG Club dig 19.08.12 'Army Dump'  Finds!
    Steve, I would suggest that the pull through being as it looks a bit short for a rifle (the patch slot is visible) that it's for a pistol?

    S&W and Webly Pistol Parts



    Edit: Might want to check out Sten cleaning rods as well, they're the only other short barrelled weapon I can suggest.

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