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Trench Art97 of 279AAC Trench Art Bracelet with Officers collar insigniaCopper, Torpedo Shell
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    Posted 6 years ago

    scottvez
    (874 items)

    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

    Comments

    1. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Fantastic!!!!!
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      It appears to have some sort of breech mechanism. Does it open etc.?
    3. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      Nice piece of craftsmanship!
    4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks petey. Yes, buss, it does open up.

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

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      It opens and closes but no firing pin.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks again manikin!

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking bellin and petey!

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks p...!

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking pw!

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking dempsey!

      scott
    13. kanukster kanukster, 5 years 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, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting Kanuckster-- yes, it has many rifle parts that were used to assemble the gun.

      scott
    15. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks much for looking moonstone!

      scott
    16. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking tom.

      scott
    17. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks padme and kanukster.

      scott
    18. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks much gargoyle.

      scott
    19. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks much jem-- be sure to check out my other trench art postings on CW. I have trench art airplanes, vehicles, submarines....

      scott
    20. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks brunswick and buss.

      scott
    21. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks ron and spirit.

      scott
    22. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking bucket!

      scott
    23. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks brunswick and medicoirfan.

      scott

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