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RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

Article about: The two items that you thought were trigger guages, on the photo of the Vickers, just below the traversing platform and to the front, there is a very similar looking piece except for the rou

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    The two items that you thought were trigger guages, on the photo of the Vickers, just below the traversing platform and to the front, there is a very similar looking piece except for the round ball like end facing the camera, could this be it, it seems that the other end of the piece is very similar and possibly the ball end piece is missing , hence the open tube in the ones you recovered

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Quote by eddy8men View Post
    steve
    thank you for your generous offer
    No problem eddy. There are literally hundreds of them there, but as Ade says, most are rusted to hell and back. The ones I've got are rusty as well, but the writing is visible. Just let me know when you're passing this way, (Leicestershire), and you can pop in and grab a couple.

    Dave - Good spot but I don't think it's that bit. It looks to be steel and would probably be solid, not a tube like the two bits I can't ID. I thought they might be the containers for the barrel mirror but all the ones I can find don't have the cut angle on the end.

    Steve T

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    It would make sense if they were barrel mirrors, the offset mirror at that angle would give a proper look at the interior, and the hole peg at one end would be for the draw string

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Yeah......my thoughts entirely. Only problem with the theory is the diameter of the items, which is about 50cal, much bigger than 303.

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    The item on the right appears to be a 'Pin, 'T' fixing rear crosspiece' from a Vickers.

    I think It's badly corroded and missing one half of the 'T'.

    Steve T

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    I dont think thats a problem, bearing in mind what weve been finding on the site, could it be for a Boyes or a 50 cal barrel

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    How very true.

    What a lovely little chat we've had. And not once did either of us resort to jokes or digs.

    See ! We can do it. Ya old bugger you.



    Steve T

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Well i can be serious sometimes, but what a dull world it would be if we were all the time:grin:

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Steve, I also just found in my pile of bits, one of those cut off things.

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Is this one?



    John
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