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When I read the topic title I was expecting to see a pair of disco pants from the 70s!! (in the UK known as "flares" from flared trousers!) :lol:

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I picked these up at the Hastings show with some other survival kit items. They are obviously WWII, 44 dated. But something tells me they are not US. Can anyone validate what these are and/or what they go to.

 

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Hi hawkdriver, possibility that they were issued to USAAF crews operating in the UK during WWII to comply with signalling requirements at UK airbases. I think that I may have a similar tin possibly holding six rounds and US manufacture, sorry I don't have it to hand to compare.

 

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Hi hawkdriver, possibility that they were issued to USAAF crews operating in the UK during WWII to comply with signalling requirements at UK airbases. I think that I may have a similar tin possibly holding six rounds and US manufacture, sorry I don't have it to hand to compare.

 

ken

 

Ken, any idea what they were fired out of? With the type of gun, it might be easier to track down if your theory is correct.

 

Ian, there you go again, you Brits polluting and ruining a perfectly good language! ;)


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Ken, any idea what they were fired out of? With the type of gun, it might be easier to track down if your theory is correct.

 

Ian, there you go again, you Brits polluting and ruining a perfectly good language! ;)

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