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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

  1. #41

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

    I found just one drill 303 round which is in there, see if you can spot it
    Yes its next to a bit that got me excited, its the metal bit of a Garand or BAR sling!

  2. #42

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

    Your boot is a football boot. It has the two leather studs on the heel and if you examin the sole i expect that you will see small nail holes where the studs should have been. I had a pair of boots like this in the 1950. John.

  3. #43

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

    Whitehunter - Yes. It's out of a spares box. Linkie below.

    http://www.vickersmachinegun.org.uk/acc-spares.htm

    Elliott - No problems

    LUCKYSTRIKE - Living up to your name again I see !!! Some of the more 'unique' bits I can see in the picture are as follows (I'll not ID everything I can as I know you know what most bits are anyway !!);

    Close up picture 1

    Bottom left are two Vickers cleaning tins.

    Close up picture 2

    Bottom middle-ish is a Vickers rear 'spike' long range sight. Very nice indeed. You should find it is 'toothed'.

    Just above the No.1 MkIII barrel end is, what looks like, a BESA trigger mechanism.

    Above this looks like part of the handle from a Sten (mk 1) loading tool

    Close up picture 3

    To the left of the oil bottles is what's left of a 100rnd Bren mag winding handle.

    To the left of your inspectors round is a starter 'cartridge' for a 100 rnd Bren mag.

    Close up picture 4

    Nice to see you found two No.4 barrel ends. One has a nice long piece of barrel

    Top right I think you may have a Vickers small parts tin from the spares box.


    Of greatest interest however, is the bakelite item next to the water can. It looks remarkably like a drum magazine but, as yet, I can't think where I've seen it before !!! Cn we have some close ups of it please

    Cheers

    Steve T

  4. #44
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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Steve, i think ive seen iot as well, im trying to find a photo of the drum mag for the Luger to see if its the same

  5. #45

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

    I've had a look Dave. It isn't. I've tried googling 'Bakelite drum magazines' and 'Bakelite snail magazines' but still haven't found anything. We need a close up photo really.

    Steve T

  6. #46
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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Me too, thought there was a broomhandle magazine like that, but theres not one listed, so is it german or possibly italian, beretta type

  7. #47
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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    The rod with a ring on the end appears to be a Vickers Zero Post.

  8. #48

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

    Good haul Lucky! Some great findings, thats some nice markings on the flimsy. You did better than Dan on the drill rounds i think he only manaed to find a half of one
    Look forward to seeing the cleaned finds


    John

  9. #49

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

    Okey dokey peeps...

    First off I found more than half!!! I found one and a half thank you very much

    Here some pics for ya.

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    dirty stuff

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    dirty stuff

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    Dog tag - post war ally type but the name is just LFF ?

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    mess tin 1945

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    clean stuff

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    all three bits have numbers on of units - sadly means nothing to me though.

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    2 scabbards, different attachments on back?

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    3 mess tins all from this place

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    clean bits

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    no idea what this mag is, for some reason I never posted a pic of it from our first trip? Any one know what its off?

    Mouse x

  10. #50

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

    Some nice bits Dan. Is that a NAAFI crest on that piece of cutlery handle ?

    You have 3 Vickers tripod bits, and the brass thingy that looks like a trigger guard is the inside bit off a Mk 1 Sten mag loader.

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    Cheers

    Steve T

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