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  1. hope these are of some help to you ,,in the photo of the two cut versions the one showing the detonator is intantaneous and the other crimped one has a delay...the two cut examples came off a range where 6inch newton trench mortars were used. http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_05_2012/post-1192-0-87493900-1337160936.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_05_2012/post-1192-0-80663700-1337160963.jpg
  2. I am guessing that its a .50..i found some info showing the same type of headstamp S L ,this was described as been for ... St Louis Ordnance Plant (SL) Located near St Louis, MO this plant was operated by Olin Corp. under the United States Cartridge Co. name. One of the first wave of ordnance plants it operated from 1941 to 1945 and again from 1952 to 1958. St Louis was one of the largest volume producers but made only caliber 30, caliber 50 and caliber 60 ammunition. hope this helps
  3. Found this online if any use,website is on bottom of picture
  4. simple to manufacture and very effective
  5. The thing is the carriage car for the French 240mm Gun Mle 1903, i found the following info in Allied Artillery of WW1 by Ian Hogg..............Fom the book "The vehicle was fitted with four wheels of standard gauge plus two narrow gauge four wheel bogies,one at each end of the car ,For normal running and covering major journeys it travelled as a standard gauge hehicle as close to its firing site as could be arranged.After that it could be jacked onto a set of road wheels and pulled by a traction engine,or shifted onto a narrow gauge track by lowering the narrow gauge bogies by means of screw
  6. Very interesting photos ,just goes to show the scale of the job the deminers do.the artificial leg also shows the commitment of these guys,an old work colleague of mine has just lost his leg in the lebanon demining and in his words"as soon as im back on my feet im off back to work" deminers everywhere
  7. Hello mike.Unfortunately/fortunately i am not digging the glass mines i work only in the uk and occasionaly overseas .the real one i saw was in a friends collection ,i had always thought these were the size of small modern anti personnel mines .anyway back onto your RPG its in fantastic condition for such an early date ,you say you are looking for a replica launcher there is a company here in the UK that manufactures wood and plastic replicas the company is called "Relics" you can find them on line at http://www.relics.org.uk/ it may be worth contacting them to see if a genuine round will
  8. Thats a really nice item..Ref the quote of "" What's the sense of Collecting or Displaying all this "Militaria" since it's all been photographed before " I work in clearing ordnance and i am often surprised at how different items look in real life compared to in photographs.For example ive seen lots of german glass mine photos and only recently saw a real one and it was a lot bigger than what i expected..you keep displaying your stuff as it is a usefull source of physical information ........spotter
  9. [attachmentid=44128] The two rounds on the right are GermanWW2 2cm flak38 rounds the red band (just visible)indicates a tracer was present and the yellow overall colour indicates HE.The small round appears to be a 20 X120 mm round more likely of US origin but also used by other countrys inc germany see the attatched article i just found as for wether its practice or HE its hard to tell without any markings ,,does any colour remain at all.try wetting it around the driving band to see if any colour got trapped . [attachmentid=44129]
  10. dan send me a email if you got time
  11. Hello dan if your ever in doubt about any items and this goes for everyone notify your local authoritys dont throw them away in the trash or dump them .children may find them or even people who would use the contents to make further devices.I understand your fears of getting into trouble,im sure you could think up excuses...old family war souvenirs etc.even if the items turn out to be safe its better to look stupid than look dead or maimed......here endeth the sermon.... ok dan im off back on my mission to id these items
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