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    S.mine, factory codes

    Any one out there know what factories made S-Mines usually have the 3 letter code stamped on the top plate. Ones i have seen are (always in lower case)bre, dah. Any others?

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    Re:S.mine, factory codes

    I have 3 examples of `S`-Mines.

    Im afraid i cant make out the ones on the practice version,but the other two are `bre`?, and `brc` under the spyglass.

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    Re:S.mine, factory codes

    Thanks waff, Do these bre and brc mines have the pre-war or war time top plate.

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    Re:S.mine, factory codes

    That i would not know!.:unsure:

    Im sure ive posted pictures of them somewhere in this section?
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    Re:S.mine, factory codes

    I will post some pictures later of the top plate differences.
    Does any one have the new German factory code book, i just wonder If the code bre is there as i don't seem to see it listed in other listings.

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    Re:S.mine, factory codes

    MB has just listed them .they are in `other` section.As for my `bre`,it could be `brc` but the stamps are not so clear.

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    Re:S.mine, factory codes

    Mine is defenatly stamped bre. The diferences in pre and wartime s-mines are in the following pics.

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    Re:S.mine, factory codes

    Note the differences between the plug holes on the later plates that are recessed to accept the rubber washers, there is also a small cut grove from the centre where the flash tube protrudes, not sure what this is for or why its there.

    Next picture shows the base, inside the mine. The early one sealed with a lead cover held down by screws and the later wartime model sealed with a tin plate. I believe that the base ejection charge is about 3drams of black powder can anyone confirm the powder charge. This black powder charge, so i assume must have been very susceptible to moisture.

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