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Some nice US 8th Airforce finds 30/1/11

Article about: Hi everyone iv been back at it again. Today i took some pictures as they came out the ground sorry there not very good i was useing a phone cam. lots of photos to come so keep poping back. H

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    Default re: Some nice US 8th Airforce finds 30/1/11

    Thanks Paul thats great!

  2. #122

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    A couple of bits from yesterday
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  3. #123

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    Great finds Andy ... looking at the arming vane, I've just realised that I've actually found several of the central brass bits minus vanes ....

    Thanks for posting,
    Gremlin

  4. #124

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    Hi Andy,
    Another good days digging you had there, two very impressive relics I don't know which I prefer most as they're both great.
    Well done the 98 mile round trip certainly paid off again.
    All the best mate.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

  5. #125

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    Gremlin, Does that mean you will be picking them up & taking them home now or will i be finding them on your spoil heap?

    Luckystrike, Thanks for your comments. Im just hopeing the arming vane stays in one bit when i try and clean it.

    Andy

  6. #126

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    Oh now you've upset me !!!!!!!

    Myself and LS and WH have found bucketfuls of No. 28/30 bomb pistols yet have never found the arming vane to go with them. I do believe that is what you have, an arming vane for a no. 28/30 tail pistol. I am afraid I am going to have to be upset with you for quite a few months now......

    GIT !!



    Steve T

    PS Pic of a 28 below. I believe it sits on the big wingnut that keeps the firing pin 'locked'. Once unwound, vane and wingnut drop away, leaving the firing pin floating free.

    PPS I would leave it alone. The vane is very thin and any pressure on the metal tends to break bits off. It looks fine as it is
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    Sorry iv upset you Steve Ha
    Well i need to find a couple more then i will do you a swap if you like because i cant find a pistol to save my life and could do with a couple for display.
    Andy

  8. #128

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    Sweet ! I've got about 20 of those pistols now, and WH & LS have about 50 each (they found a shit load of them when I wasn't there )

    Steve T

  9. #129

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    Gremlin, Does that mean you will be picking them up & taking them home now or will i be finding them on your spoil heap?

    Andy
    No Andy, I've learned my lesson ... I won't be leaving any behind ... and, after what happened with the astrograph mounting plate, I'll be checking every item for hidden data plates etc. ..... !!!

    Simon

  10. #130

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    Hi Andy,
    If your vane is from a No28/30 bomb pistol then thats great, I'll bring one of mine over to Beltring for you. Just pop over to the RRPG display and Ill be there.
    All the best.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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