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    Brass Mills Centrepices - Dunkirk or other

    Have just got these from a French farmer on the Somme. They are missing the det tubes but otherwise are solid cast brass.

    The standard Dunkirk Mills CP is cast in one piece including the det tube. These are different and have a flat face where the tube would be.

    Has anyone seen this before?

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    This is my one but the DT is off

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    Yes, that the same Dave but all previous Dunkirk CPs I've seen have been one piece. I can only assume one of the four makers came up with this solution.
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    unless you have the rest of the parts how do you know its a French copy.

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    They came from a farmer who has spent years disposing of Mills grens on his land. Here's two more from the same lot after I had cleaned them up.

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    On the right what I thought was the 'standard' Dunkirk CP and on the left one with the separate DT. That's six from this batch.

    I've also got a couple of hundred strikers, which I've not looked at yet. It will be interesting if there are some Dunkirk parts in that lot as well.
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