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WW2 RAF Lancaster base - Dump discovered - Finds keep coming

Article about: by Steve T A big buckle off something and a piece of metal that reminds me of a metal MG belt feeder. The stainless steel item is indeed part of a USAAF .50 cal flexible feed chute. by Steve

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    The RAF Museum Archive would be the best place to ask.

    The clip could well be a belt hook from an RAF Service Dress jacket.

    All the best,
    PB

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    Quote by Paul B View Post
    The RAF Museum Archive would be the best place to ask.

    The clip could well be a belt hook from an RAF Service Dress jacket.

    All the best,
    PB
    It probably is.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Time now for some congratulations:boys,you make my day with your craking finds!!!
    Each episode is so exciting,and i think that all together ,you surely have good time while recovering such mysteries from the ground.
    A huge thank you to share them with us,with a so brilliant photo work!
    Keep on the good job!!

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    Thanks Seb your thoughts are very much appreciated and I can confirm we do have an exciting time each time we meet up for a search.

    Steve your belt hook is an intriguing find, it looks to me as if it is made of brass?, I always thought that German belt hooks were made of aluminium and later non discript sorts of white metal alloys?

    Here are a few more cleaned finds from our recent search.

    When I found this it was covered in rust and had no visable writing. I thought perhaps it was just a ring from an old oil lamp and almost didn't keep it. But Im pleased I did At home I put it in some derust treatment and left it for two days while I cleaned other finds.
    So what a great surprise I got today when I pull it out, its in remarkable condition and there are traces of the original black paint.

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    This is some sort of tool but what? do you have any idea's what it was used for?

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    My final post for today is in remarkable condition, it's a length of aero oxygen hose with the original valve sockets.

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    Thank You.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Jimpy - It's 1 1/4 inch

    Cheers guys

    Steve T

    Steve

    Going on the size as given, the "clip" is a tunic belt hook.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Quote by LUCKYSTRIKE View Post
    Steve your belt hook is an intriguing find, it looks to me as if it is made of brass?, I always thought that German belt hooks were made of aluminium and later non discript sorts of white metal alloys?
    RAF SD jacket belt hooks on the other hand were, and most probably still are, brass.

    When I found this it was covered in rust and had no visable writing. I thought perhaps it was just a ring from an old oil lamp and almost didn't keep it. But Im pleased I did At home I put it in some derust treatment and left it for two days while I cleaned other finds.
    So what a great surprise I got today when I pull it out, its in remarkable condition and there are traces of the original black paint.

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    Here's a shiny NOS one:
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    All the best,
    PB

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    Paul,

    Thanks for the prompt reply, its nice to see the lamp holder it belongs with.

    Best Wishes

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Hi all

    Due to some last minute rearranging and other factors out of our control, the three of us are having to visit the dump on separate weekends I went this weekend, LS and WH are due to go next weekend.

    It was a bit lonely on my own and nowhere near as much fun but I did make some interesting finds. Only just got back so not cleaned anything yet, but here are some shots of all the stuff I brought back before any cleaning.

    1st batch. Note the 303s and flare gun carts near the bottom.

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    Lots of bomb pistols again. 28s, 30s and 42s, all on the surface.

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    Big item at the top......is it a stirrup pump ? Should be able to tell more when it's cleaned.

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    Best find of the day is bottom right. Bent in half, rusty as hell, but definitely Sten gun magazines !!!

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    A close up of one of the mags, the top bit is quite distinctive. Wonder why on earth they had been bent in half like this ?

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    Anyways......best get on with the cleaning ! Lots more pics to come when I've cleaned stuff.

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    Good work Steve Nice haul! Like the posion bottle to the right. Sten mag looks cracking! it's going to be my mission to find one now

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    Steve,

    Your "big item...at the top" certainly has the look of a stirrup pump - just missing the foot plate!
    Got rid of one a couple of years ago when I tidied up part of the cellar!

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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