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Military and Wartime1019 of 3728British WWII Fire Watchers helmet.Patriotic young boy, WW1 era
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Posted 1 year ago

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scottvez
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The acquisition of a miniature is a significant prize for trench art collectors.

I thought that I had posted this a while ago!

This particular example is expertly crafted and the origin of several parts can even be determined.

The barrel came from a GEW98 Mauser Rifle and is clearly stamped "Spandau 1911". The base plate is from the timing fuse from the top of an artillery round.

Enjoy.

Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.

scott

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  1. petey petey, 1 year ago
    Fantastic!!!!!
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    It appears to have some sort of breech mechanism. Does it open etc.?
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Nice piece of craftsmanship!
  4. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks petey. Yes, buss, it does open up.

    scott
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Does it have a system for firing blanks? The maker must have had something in mind.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking david.

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    It opens and closes but no firing pin.

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks again manikin!

    scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking bellin and petey!

    scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks p...!

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking pw!

    scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking dempsey!

    scott
  13. kanukster kanukster, 29 days ago
    It appears to have been assembled with many rifle parts. Trigger is the breach handle. Behind that is a stripper clip charging port. It also looks like they used part of the bolt assembly.
  14. scottvez scottvez, 29 days ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting Kanuckster-- yes, it has many rifle parts that were used to assemble the gun.

    scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 29 days ago
    Thanks much for looking moonstone!

    scott
  16. scottvez scottvez, 29 days ago
    Thanks for looking tom.

    scott
  17. scottvez scottvez, 28 days ago
    Thanks padme.

    scott

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