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    Must say i am quite enjoying this forum guys. Does anybody know what lot number WC is? Something Washington or Wabash...brain is getting old.

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    Nice body from post war US made butterfly bomb. Found on military show in Italien

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking King View Post
    Must say i am quite enjoying this forum guys. Does anybody know what lot number WC is? Something Washington or Wabash...brain is getting old.
    I believe WC is Wolf Creek Ordnance Plant - Tenessee .........................maybe someone else can confirm this

    regards Kev

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    after just PMing with Kev we both came to the conclusion that the M83s dropped in Korea and Vietnam were in fact just old stock from World War Two. Can anyone verify this? Would be great to find out if in Fact the M83s were still being procured in the 50s.

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    I'm pretty sure that the production of the M83's continued well into the 1950's, perhaps beyond. Though I suspect that the stocks used in the Vietnam war would have by that time been old surplus stock. Submunitions by this stage had well superseeded the butterfly bomb, which must have looked ancient in comparison - though nontheless deadly.

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    Here's the M83 from my collection.

    The body is Marked: M83 EGS-1-18
    The wings are marked: M83 COC 115

    Does anybody know the manufacturers?

    Mine is in Original paint and stencilling and there is no yellow band.

    Thanks in advance,
    Regards, DJH
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    thats one very nice example of an M83 you have there DJH

    wonderful to see.
    not sure if I have the manufacturer, but will have a look when I get a chance

    regards Kev

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    DJH,

    American manufacturers aren't my area but,

    I have COC as -
    CONPAC Corp,
    1053 Constance St.,
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    EGS as -
    Elegant Garments,
    7923 S Halstead,
    Chicago, IL 60620

    If the last one is correct, one presumes they either made suits of armour or believed in serious diversification. The property is now a budget supermarket.

    TimG

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzgr40 View Post
    Here's the M83 from my collection.

    The body is Marked: M83 EGS-1-18
    The wings are marked: M83 COC 115

    Does anybody know the manufacturers?

    Mine is in Original paint and stencilling and there is no yellow band.

    Thanks in advance,
    Regards, DJH
    Nice butterfly DJH. What sort of fuze is in it?

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    Nice butterfly DJH. What sort of fuze is in it?

    Dave.
    If I was a betting man I would say its a 129 Dave, but would be interested to know for certain too.

    regards kev

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    Good bet

    Regrds, DJH
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