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US M13 periscope

Article about: Hi all. Have had this Minnesota-made M13 periscope for awhile; am curious if the grenade stencil is a proof mark or a unit mark. Any help is appreciated! Are these all WWII era? Definite it

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    Hi all. Have had this Minnesota-made M13 periscope for awhile; am curious if the grenade stencil is a proof mark or a unit mark. Any help is appreciated!

    Are these all WWII era? Definite it came out of Sherman or were these used widely in different types of armour?

    Thanks so much.
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    The 'flaming bomb' as it's known is a U.S. property stamp. You see it on a wide variety of equipment, as well as on British rifles and pistols produced under the Lend-Lease agreement. As for where this periscope was used, I'm afraid I can't help. Having a single design that could be applied universally would make sense from a manufacturing standpoint.

    Regards, B.B.
    "Don't worry about the bullets, I've got an umbrella". - Major Digby Tatham-Warter

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    Quote by BrodieBartfast View Post
    The 'flaming bomb' as it's known is a U.S. property stamp. You see it on a wide variety of equipment, as well as on British rifles and pistols produced under the Lend-Lease agreement. As for where this periscope was used, I'm afraid I can't help. Having a single design that could be applied universally would make sense from a manufacturing standpoint.

    Regards, B.B.
    Thanks BB, I figured it was one of the two haha allies/us is not my realm so I appreciate the info!

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