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RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

Article about: Hi all Well, a very successful trip to the British army dump at the weekend. Some great finds made by all, one within 5 minutes of starting digging !!! As usual for this site, lots and lots

  1. #101

    Default Re: RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

    I agree with LS, i am very jealous of your Boys :-)

  2. #102

    Default Re: RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

    Just when you thought the thread was dead.......
    So much cleaning, so little time!

    1. General Collection.
    2. Butt Plates. a/b/c. S.M.L.E.; d. Bren Mk.I; e. Unid.
    3. Butt Plates. a. Bren Mk.II?; b. Lee-Metford; c/d. Unid.
    4. Detail, 2.a.
    5. Detail, 2.b.
    6. Detail, 3.b.
    7. Oilers. a. Mk 3 Oil Can, Bren; b. Mk.IV Oil Bottle, S.M.L.E.
    8. Detail, 7.b.
    9. Detail, 7.b.
    10. Detail, 7.a.
    11-13. Pistol. Thought it was an M1911 at first but now I'm not sure.
    14. Browning MG Belt Starter Tabs.
    15-16. Detail, 14.b.
    17. Mills Woven Cartridge Belt tab. Ammo cal.?
    18. Pistol cleaning tools.
    19. Odds & Ends. a. Unid; b. Unid; c. Bren sling swivel hook; d. Unid; e. Bracket, Mounting, Butt, Bren Mk.II.
    20. Unid. trigger guard.
    21. Nose Cap, No.1 Mk.III S.M.L.E.
    22. Nose Cap, No.3(4?) Mk.I S.M.L.E.
    23. Bayonets. a. 1907; b. No.5
    24. 1907 Bayonet Throat & Chape.
    25. Sten Mk.V Stocks.
    26. a. Unid.; b. Vickers oil bottle top; c. Pull-Through, S.M.L.E.
    27. Unid.
    28. Unid. Another example of the large clear one was sealed and contained a clear liquid. It was handled cautiously and safely dealt with!
    29. Plate, Simplex Electric Company. In 1937 the Company was manufacturing canteen equipment. Advertised the 'Creda' electric cooker.
    30. Latches & hinge from a heavy box.
    31. Buckle parts, including the Kerr 'Nobuckl'
    32. Mess Tin.
    33. Detail, Mess Tin.
    34. Unid.
    35. Unid.
    36. Gas Mask parts. Unsure of the brass ring.
    37. Steel Plate. Steve T: Can't remember what you said it might be.
    38. BESA Machine Gun Tool Box. Empty. Illegible writing on side.
    39. Unid.
    40. A productive hole.
    41. Masses of rusted BESA boxes shifted to get at the good stuff.

    I am open to correction on any of the above!

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

  3. #103

    Default Re: RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

    Awesome job Mate well done, great cleaning of those relics top marks and your photos are superb. Cheers for showing.
    LS

  4. #104

    Default Re: RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

    3B is Bren MkII
    11,12,13 looks like a Remington type .22 Pump action rifle rather than a pistol
    18 looks more like a tool than a cleaning rod, cleaning rods have eyes for loading with patches/oakham etc
    19B is a Ammo box/general ordnance box catch
    22 is the muzzle of a STEN Mk5 barrel or a Lee Enfield No.4 Barrel, only the bore will tell.
    23A looks to be a P17 bayonet.
    24 is the scabbard for the United States P17 bayonet, Home Guard issue, based on the 1907.
    30 Hinge from a Vickers Maxim ammo box
    34 is the recoil spring tube and stock nut from a Bren Mk1
    35 is the lock from a Snider rifle or similar
    39 looks like a pocket watch cover
    40 is a big hole!

  5. #105

    Default Re: RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

    Bren Mk1 parts, 119, 120, 121, 137 are in photo 34



    Snider lock


  6. #106

    Default Re: RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

    Correction to No.30, I thought I recognised the catches and I did, I then noticed that the hinge mabe from a Vickers spares box aswell as a ammo box.




  7. #107

    Default Re: RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

    Some great finds Salzburg........very glad you posted them.

    The steel plate (37) I said I thought was a data plate and, if you were lucky, it would have writing on it telling you what it was off. Guess what......you weren't that lucky !!

    M3 has covered off most of what I could have clarified for you, and the picture he has posted of the Vickers spares box is great. Of course, it also means that, given we each find three or four of these catches on every trip, they must have set fire to LOADS of the damn things !!!!!! But where oh where are the spares.........

    As for the picture of the hole, just goes to show how much earth and crap we shifted on the day. And that was only one of the holes !

  8. #108
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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

    Call that a hole? This is a proper hole when doing battlefield archaeology!

    Cheers
    TonyE
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    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

  9. #109
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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

    Yeah your right THAT is a big hole, but not many of us are pothole qualified, and dont let Steve anywhere near a hole that deep, can you imagine the size of the rabbits!!!!

  10. #110

    Default Re: RRPG dig - British army dump - 21st October 2012

    Steve T: What! You mean you can't identify the plate from 'V253'?
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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