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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

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    Im starting to wonder what else we might find there, its getting to the stage where anything could turn up, so far some german pieces, plus all these rarities, could this place also have been an evaluation depot for enemy weapons?

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    Could well have been Dave. You never know, you might just trip over an MG42 next weekend

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    Yes true, ill trip over it ,DM will pick the bloody thing up !!!, im staying right by your side this time, so youll have my company all day long, wont that be nice eh

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    I can't wait Dave. All those jokes......the fag smoke.....the smell of warm beer.......It'll be like being in heaven.


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    Nice one Steve, I'm glad those parts have been IDd.

    Ref, captured weapons and evaluation. If you think about it, we Brits captured thousands of enemy weapons and we never destroyed them, most were salvaged and repaired and stored just in case. These weapons were dropped behind enemy lines for resistence groups and pot war were given to other nations in aid.

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    Ha ha ha... Dave I'm gonna follow you around... you can't get away! That MG42 will be mine Reading this made me laugh out loud that I woke the Mrs up. So you all got frowned at!

    Great work ID'in those PIAT parts nice to know what I'm filling my house with actually is

    Can't wait for Saturday!

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    I've showed that relic P1907 bayo from DM to a friend of mine, who's specialised in Brittish WW1 material.
    He told me that it was a recut bayo possibly used as a trenchknife or as a testmodel, because Brittish troops were never issued a short model of that type, it was only issued in the indian army and with a completly different blade.(can you guy's confirm?)
    I think you guy's will discover a lot of strange and odd things there.
    It's a real Alibabba's cavern.

    I would also like to thank SteveT for IDing that PIAT triger mecanism.
    Now I can begin hitting myself over the head for discarding one, with a piece of the upper part of the launcher, as rubish, when I was in Normandy

    Cheers,
    Steven(who's still learning the hard way and still has much to learn)

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    Quote by WW2Hunter View Post
    I would also like to thank SteveT for IDing that PIAT triger mecanism.
    Now I can begin hitting myself over the head for discarding one, with a piece of the upper part of the launcher, as rubish, when I was in Normandy

    Cheers,
    Steven(who's still learning the hard way and still has much to learn)
    Oh no !! Not ANOTHER Whitehunter !! It took me a few months to get Whitehunter to take EVERYTHING home with him and only chuck stuff away when he was totally certain it was trash. Now I've gotta train someone else Glad I could help you Steve, even though you don't have the relic any more

    As an example, I was reading a post in this forum a few months back where cockpit canopies were being discussed. A few pictures were posted and it was then I realised that a brass object I had found 2 years previously, and was stored in my 'to be identified' box, turned out to be a slider off a Spitfire canopy

    Keep everything you find ! You never know when it's going to get ID'd

    Steve T

    PS Great info on the Bayo. Thanks

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Oh no !! Not ANOTHER Whitehunter !! It took me a few months to get Whitehunter to take EVERYTHING home with him.
    A few years you mean

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    Quote by WW2Hunter View Post
    I've showed that relic P1907 bayo from DM to a friend of mine, who's specialised in Brittish WW1 material.
    He told me that it was a recut bayo possibly used as a trenchknife or as a testmodel, because Brittish troops were never issued a short model of that type, it was only issued in the indian army and with a completly different blade.(can you guy's confirm?)
    I think you guy's will discover a lot of strange and odd things there.
    It's a real Alibabba's cavern.


    I would also like to thank SteveT for IDing that PIAT triger mecanism.
    Now I can begin hitting myself over the head for discarding one, with a piece of the upper part of the launcher, as rubish, when I was in Normandy

    Cheers,
    Steven(who's still learning the hard way and still has much to learn)
    Hi Steve, the Brits quite often cut down bayonets to use as trench fighting knives, in fact I'm pretty sure all sides used any found bayonet ( I say found, as you'd definetly never cut down your issued bayonet!) to use as such. The WW2 and post ww2 Indian versions had slightly longer blades than the example shown, and as you say, the blade on the indian short bayos were very simple and look slightly stronger than the P1907. Also the pomel is very square in comparison to the 1907, the Indians appear to have really simplfied things towards the end of WW2, even the Ishapore SMLEs ended up with much simpler and squarish nose caps.

    I just assumed that the relic bayonet was a broken example thrown away, hence why it was in the dump. If it is a cut down example, thats another nice find.

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