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    Hydrostatic Pistol

    Anyone have a diagram of a depth charge Hydrostatic pistol (preferably British)(preferably WW2) they would be so kind as to share with me?

    Thanks in advance

    Tim. G.

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    Re:Hydrostatic Pistol

    can't help with a diagram but can let you have a photo of a Mark XX from about 1948 if that helps. Dave

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    Re:Hydrostatic Pistol

    Dave,

    Thanks for the offer. I had already seen your photograph, but it is the diagram I'm after. I spent Sunday at Priddy's Hard and having seen a number of depth charges there it piqued my interest into the functioning of the pistol. I have a copy (CD) of "Mine Disposal Officers' Handbook 1945" but the quality of my copy leaves a great deal to be desired.

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    Tim.G.

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    Re:Hydrostatic Pistol

    well done Tim, the museum needs all the visitors it can get. It's quite impressive isn't it? dave

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    Re:Hydrostatic Pistol

    Tim
    You'll get the diagrams you want in the US Navy publication of 1946 - OP1665 'British Explosvie Ordnance', which is downloadable from the net - unfortunately I've lost the website address but if 'Invest' is reading this I sent it to him a few weeks ago!!
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    Re:Hydrostatic Pistol

    Hi all,

    that manual is downloadable from my website.
    Here's the link:
    http://www.lexpev.nl/downloads/briti...dnancewwii.pdf
    "all live or dug ordnance shown in my post has been dealt with accordingly by eod personnel"

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    Re:Hydrostatic Pistol

    Well done Lexpev

    What better way then to give directions to your great website

    Cheers,

    Invest

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    Re:Hydrostatic Pistol

    good isn't it?

    Wanna die famous...
    "all live or dug ordnance shown in my post has been dealt with accordingly by eod personnel"

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    Re:Hydrostatic Pistol

    What do you mean by "Wanna die famous" ?

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    Re:Hydrostatic Pistol

    Sure I'm not going to die ever, but if I do, I hope to die famous for my effort to document grenades, mines and boobytraps on my website
    Lex
    "all live or dug ordnance shown in my post has been dealt with accordingly by eod personnel"

 

 
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