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    can anyone ID this?
    maybe some sort of pole carrier???
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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    First one I have ever seen friend.

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    its a mine probe web carrier.

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    heres one with the probe (not my collection). Its a 1951 pattern so post WW2.
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    Its for a mine probe.They are an aluminium pole with a retractable spike.Postwar I think...

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    wow, i wouldn't fancy probing a mine with a spike!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Quote by bananamafia View Post
    wow, i wouldn't fancy probing a mine with a spike!
    Don't know if they are still on issue, but they certainly were in the 1980s/90s. We used to be issued them at 1 to a rifle section when I was in the infantry.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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