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Author:  Philip,ABRG [ Mon Aug 07, 2006 17:56 pm ]
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found this today, anyone any idea from which weapon?
It was rapped in an US chute


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Author:  Sean [ Mon Aug 07, 2006 19:46 pm ]
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I think its a breech from a thompson?!?

Author:  30thcammo [ Mon Aug 07, 2006 20:33 pm ]
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More like a bolt .30cal .50cal? Need to look at the front and back to make sure or what would be the bolt face.

Author:  sadbunny [ Mon Aug 07, 2006 20:41 pm ]
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it needs cleaning up a bit more and photos taken from all 6 sides to give a definate answer

as it might not be intact

oh and a ruler or something alongside /
can of coke even so we can get an idea on size ?

Author:  Philip,ABRG [ Mon Aug 07, 2006 20:52 pm ]
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As it heavy I also presume .30 or .50, will clean it up and make some photographs

Author:  pigeon [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:23 am ]
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VERY NICE FIND !

Author:  Philip,ABRG [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 13:01 pm ]
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sadbunny wrote:
it needs cleaning up a bit more and photos taken from all 6 sides to give a definate answer

as it might not be intact

oh and a ruler or something alongside /
can of coke even so we can get an idea on size ?


16cm long 4cm width

Author:  rotxxyyzz [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 13:15 pm ]
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definately no part of a thompson ...

think the idea about 30. or 50.cal is right ...

Author:  Sean [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 13:21 pm ]
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Yeah deffinatly now a thompson now i know the size...

It was the slide on top that made me thing 'oh thompson'

Author:  Philip,ABRG [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 13:32 pm ]
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suprised to find it wrapped in a parachute as if someone wanted to pick it up later on, the area were I found it was used by 43 Wessex,Germans, and later probably also 82 or 101 US

Author:  sadbunny [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 14:01 pm ]
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you might find its not american but german

part of a captured weapon buried to stop it being used against allied troops
(too bulky to carry and to big to hide)
and yes wrapped for retrieval later by someone that fell in battle ??

just an idea you never know !!!!!!!!!!!

Author:  m3bobby [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 14:31 pm ]
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Its a .30 cal breech block.

Author:  Philip,ABRG [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 14:34 pm ]
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Oke thanks for that

Author:  sadbunny [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 14:47 pm ]
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sadbunny wrote:
you might find its not american but german

part of a captured weapon buried to stop it being used against allied troops
(too bulky to carry and to big to hide)
and yes wrapped for retrieval later by someone that fell in battle ??

just an idea you never know !!!!!!!!!!!



or it might just be a .30 cal breech block

Author:  m3bobby [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 14:48 pm ]
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See photo below.

Author:  m3bobby [ Tue Aug 08, 2006 14:48 pm ]
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Here you go

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