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Article about: Hi Guys, Any idea on this box ? What is a DC pistol ? The date is 30/05/44. On the top it says "Free from Explosive" and is dated 1946, I guess from when it was released from duty.

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    Hi Guys,
    Any idea on this box ?
    What is a DC pistol ?

    The date is 30/05/44.
    On the top it says "Free from Explosive" and is dated 1946, I guess from when it was released from duty.
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    Not really my area, and I'm guessing wildly - but could it be 'Mk IX Depth Charge Pistol' ?

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    Thank you, I think that solves my mystery.


    A quote from this forum
    Depth Charge Pistol Box?

    "Hi John according to the book Depth Charge by Chris Henry [Pen & Sword 2005 ] the mark ix*** Pistol was developed in 1942/43 for depth charges dropped by aircraft ,so i dont know if this classes it as a RAF or Navy box and is it a older box been reused regards Dave"
    Last edited by Roger M; 07-29-2015 at 12:03 AM.

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    Well, I'm glad to see my wild guess was of some use....and I've learned something, too !

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    I have just picked one up too.
    Inside mine is a list of equipment that was in the boxes.
    Pistol
    Primer
    Bung
    'D' shackle
    On the exterior of mine is 'depth measurement' for setting the depth ignition of the charge.
    Neil.

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    Sounds great, Have you got some pictures ?

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    My box is in my lockup but I will post a pic or two in the morning to show the list of contents, not a problem.
    Neil.

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    CBH
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    Someone posted one with the contents , but it looks like it's been taken down . I have 3 or more of these and always wondered what they were for also .
    Cheers Chris

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    This may be of use....its the equipment list in mine.
    Neil

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