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Bulge M42 Relic

Article about: I've had this for over 20 years and recently 're-discovered' it up in the loft. I got it when I stayed at a farm cottage between Vielsalm and St Vith. Got talking to the farmer who'd recentl

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    Arrow Bulge M42 Relic

    I've had this for over 20 years and recently 're-discovered' it up in the loft. I got it when I stayed at a farm cottage between Vielsalm and St Vith. Got talking to the farmer who'd recently found this while clearing some bushes ; it looked as though it'd been sitting 'right way up ' for many years. I blush to think how little it cost me ( IIRC, in Belgian Francs ! )

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    The liner is still there, albeit as fragile as paper and rather broken. I put a repro cord in, more to try to keep it from coming apart than anything else. The helmetwas full of dried up grass roots and stuff which I carefully pulled out, and I waxed the outside to consolidate the rust.

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    At the time I really didn't think that much of it, but now it's a real piece of history to me and I'll leave it just as it is.

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    nice find.there's lots of stuff still in the Ardennes area,by the way you woud'nt have relatives in Brugge Belgium by chance.?

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    'Fraid not......and sadly, there's less stuff than there used to be 20 years back !

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    Nice find and I love seeing relics with the liner still in them.

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    Great relic!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    A nice "save", those Belgian hedgerows just keep on giving! 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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