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    Default Aerial Dart opinions please

    Just wondered if this dart was original or not.

    Thanks for any help z4.
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    No Idea but I would HATE to be hit by it!!!!!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    You probably wouldn't know much about it if you did.

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    It's the real deal, a German WW1 aerial flechette marked 'DRGM' (Deutsches Reich Gebrauchsmuster - German Reich Registered Design). There are several various different types in the museum at RAF Cosford, of which i'm sure this type is one.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    You probably wouldn't know much about it if you did.
    It was designed to go through a man and a horse, although it's effectiveness in doing so is not recorded IIRC.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hi , well I like the look of it , it looks to have genuine age rather than "forced/fake" age. An unusual piece and very interesting ,What is the length/size of this piece? thanks for showing it. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    They are generally around 5"-6" long, I remember that a French one in the museum is actually stamped 'Fabrique Allemande' which is ironic considering.....
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    The length is 5 inches, I have seen quite a few fakes even at my local antique fair but as Leon said it looks like its genuinely aged.

    z4

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    Heres another dart found in Verdun a number of years ago along with other relics uncovered.

    Horst
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