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    Hi All, Extract from the 1983 REPB,

    PE 808.jpg

    It shows the dimensions in metric, (100 x 32mm = 4 x 1 1/4 in) which seem to be at odds with the above post. My 2 dummy carts are 3 x 1 1/4 in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard709 View Post
    It shows the dimensions in metric, (100 x 32mm = 4 x 1 1/4 in) which seem to be at odds with the above post. My 2 dummy carts are 3 x 1 1/4 in.
    Is that for the WWII stick? It says a "light blue cartridge"?

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    The 1979 version of the REPB also shows the same information, but there is no listing for 808 in the 1967 version?. I am not aware of any changes in the size between the WW11 and late 70's stock??. Light blue cartridge with a brown paper wrapper. I seem to remember it was a form of pastel/baby blue, but it has been a long time since I used it last (late 1970's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWIIBuff View Post
    Very nice Anders, thanks for posting! I have your AWESOME book, and enjoy viewing it and drooling over all the fantastic items you have in your S.O.E. collection. I can only dream of acquiring many of those things someday. A Type E6 Limpet, with placing rod and hold-fasts would be the ultimate acquisition for me.

    Unfortunately neither of the two pictures you show of Nobel's 808 have a view of the stick ends. I am just trying to determine if the wrapper on the end was very neatly folded over and creased a certain way, or just folded randomly. I am probably over-thinking this, but I like to be as accurate as possible.
    Thank you for the kind words. Yes I am sorry for not taking photos from that angle. As I recall the ends were closed similar to the business end of a shotgun cartridge (star crimp).
    "All live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with by qualified EOD personnel"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belly View Post
    Nice job, what did you use to recreate the Bickfords?
    Quote Originally Posted by Andysarmoury View Post
    Hi Belly, and thank you. i used boot lace and took the middle out of it and in side i put plumbers solder wire that way its flexible.
    Andy
    I believe it is against the rules to tell about how to deactivate a piece of Bickford fuze, but it is very easy and safe. But first the fuze has to be acquired.
    But it is a very intuitive solution that AndysArmory has come up with.
    Last edited by Anders; 9th October 2021 at 10:59 PM.
    "All live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with by qualified EOD personnel"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders View Post
    Yes I am sorry for not taking photos from that angle. As I recall the ends were closed similar to the business end of a shotgun cartridge (star crimp).
    Thanks Anders, that is very helpful. No need to apologize, you would have had no way of knowing that some silly collector like me would want to see the ends of the sticks.

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