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  1. The 16”/50 is really impressive, currently in my garage, but it gives me a back ache every time I just think about moving it...it weighs in at 2,000 lbs and it sits with a high CG Making winching onto the trailer always a nervous Nellie exercise....
  2. They used to be very hard to find, but lately I know of three or four that were on the market. Most came from life long collections being liquidated. I saw one here a few weeks ago that a member acquired.
  3. It will compliment my Vietnam era 500 pounder, no room here and I have to move the stuff around to various Organizations for display....some day I will get my “ museum” in one place.
  4. For future reference: 6 in diameter, 36 in overall . Square nuts and spot welds , rudimentary construction.
  5. I picked up this WW1 50 pounder, lacking a fin. Planning to fab another one from 16 gauge steel and repaint in original brown. It has no less than 5 coats of paint, sandblasting is in order.
  6. Dimensions and readable lettering will iD it, many parachute types out there, chaff, illumination, drogue, IR, ....
  7. The lower picture is one I have in my collection, it can be dated by its color- grey is visible on some segments. The grey on the WW1 MK 1 body indicates a surplus HE WW1 grenade fitted with the later war cut back fuze.
  8. The bouchon is early WW1, and appears to be picked up after detonation would be my guess. To make your grenade " correct", you need a cut back fuze with short spoon. Your grenade body is not 4 segments, indicating late 20's maybe 30's. The early WW1 fuze as you have were pulled from service by late 1917 and the cutback fuzes were instead installed on the 4 segment bodies until exhausted. See pictures.
  9. Could be 1982, "82", as they were made into the mid 80's...
  10. I affixed a challenge coin the crew gave me and cherry maxed a plate " commemorating" the day of the unknown , un-recorded drug war event.....it was Nov, 2006.
  11. The casings were given to me by the crew for supporting an operation they conducted in Colombia, SA back in 2008. At the time, I was a DOS Colombian Army advisor. The 40mm HEI L60 projectiles took a long time to find as the L60s are WW2 era design, and still being specially manufactured. The L60 40mm, as opposed to the modern L70 , are still the most accurate and the 40mm cannon on board is WW2 dated, barrels, parts still being specially manufactured.
  12. C130 Spectre gunship ordnance: linked ( cycling rounds) 25mm Gatling gun, 40mm L60 Bofors HEI on clip, and 105mm USAF HE.
  13. What exactly are the five digit numbers on them? Pics are not clear. The pecan roll looks like "62355", that would make it manufactured the 355th day of 1962.
  14. From memory, manufacture date is Julian form. Your Pecan roll has the date. Three digits are Julian, first two digits year., I can not read your can numbers from the pics.
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