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RRPG Group dig - British Army Dump - July 2011

Article about: by Steve T No idea what this is. Anyone help ? Attachment 221962 .. Looks like the bottom of on old cycle parafin lamp, the hole in the middle is where the wick would be Hangarman

  1. #91

    Default Re: RRPG Group dig - British Army Dump - July 2011

    Hi all

    Some more pictures of cleaned stuff.

    The 20mm magazines came up REALLY well. The face that was facing inside the storage crate is as good as new, the face that was against the wall of the case isn'[t so good.

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    Best of all, I found some markings on one of them that made me really happy

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    No idea what this is. Anyone help ?

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    Butt plates, LE oil bottle, LE front sight guard, LE No. 1 end piece (in bad condition), SMLE magazine.

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    The two butt plates on the right have a much longer tongue than the others. What are these off ?

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    One even has lots of nice markings on the tongue.

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    Last lot. The two sten mags I found cleaned up very nicely. The trigger guard and barrel caps also came out nice.

    However, I thought the other bits may be part of the trigger mechanism for a Sten as they were found where all other Sten bits were found........but I can't match them up against anything on the net. Anyone any idea what they are ? I found literally hundreds of them.

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    Cheers

    Steve T

    <-----Goes off to cuddle his German 20mm magazine with the German stamp on it.....

  2. #92

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    Hi Steve, the normal butt plates are from Enfield No.4s, the long type butt plates are from Long Lee Metford/ Enfield or CLLE conversions. The markings are unit markings from the pre butt disc period so the markings will be associated to somthing like Highland light infantry.

    The Trigger parts could also be feed pawl parts from a belt fed but I cant ID them yet. I do know theyre not STEN or Bren parts. The parts your calling barrel caps are the reurn spring caps.

    ATB, Chris.

  3. #93

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    .....that's what I meant.....return spring caps

    Sorry. My computer is just about to kick the bucket after 3 years of honourable service and I am a little pre-occupied backing everything up


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    You Jammy so and so, Waffenampt stamps on the 20mm mags, ive just got to get back up there soon, but knowing my luck ill end up with another dead rabbit

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    WOW Steve these really are top finds,just makes you wonder what else lies lurking undiscovered.Those magazines are dreamy,who'd have thought you could get such finds over here.keep up the good work

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    davejb - Yep Totally jammy And don't worry about finding a dead rabbit.....I've found 3 already, one of which was Waffenampt stamped.

    cornishboy - Thanks It does make you wonder what else is in there doesn't it

    Steve T

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Hi all

    Some more pictures of cleaned stuff.

    The 20mm magazines came up REALLY well. The face that was facing inside the storage crate is as good as new, the face that was against the wall of the case isn'[t so good.

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	221958

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	221965

    Best of all, I found some markings on one of them that made me really happy

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	221964

    No idea what this is. Anyone help ?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC06977.JPG 
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ID:	221962

    Butt plates, LE oil bottle, LE front sight guard, LE No. 1 end piece (in bad condition), SMLE magazine.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC06973.JPG 
Views:	0 
Size:	227.4 KB 
ID:	221959

    The two butt plates on the right have a much longer tongue than the others. What are these off ?

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	221960

    One even has lots of nice markings on the tongue.

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	221961

    Last lot. The two sten mags I found cleaned up very nicely. The trigger guard and barrel caps also came out nice.

    However, I thought the other bits may be part of the trigger mechanism for a Sten as they were found where all other Sten bits were found........but I can't match them up against anything on the net. Anyone any idea what they are ? I found literally hundreds of them.

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	221963

    Cheers

    Steve T

    <-----Goes off to cuddle his German 20mm magazine with the German stamp on it.....
    Those 20mm mags have turned out very nicely Steve that's a nice find mate !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

  8. #98

    Default Re: RRPG Group dig - British Army Dump - July 2011

    What is this for ?




    John

    Don't forget to check your pull throughs for the Crows foot

  9. #99
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    Ive seen something like that before, im thinking it was a locking ring, but i cant think what its off, its going to bug me all day

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    Is it not the locking lever from a Vickers tripod?

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