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    British Elia contact mine.

    I acquired this casing of a ww1 contact mine, after some reading. I identifyd it as a British Elia Mk IV / V because of the diameter of 33 inches. It still is in pretty good state except for a big hole what has rotted in the place where the lever and pistol combi was mounted. The intention is to have this hole patched by welding in a new plate (depending on cost!), there is some information on this seamine but not a lot. Now I am looking for information on the lever and firing pistol (or someone has a spare Elia pistol lying around ), color and markings used for this mine, or maybe someone has a blueprint or other idea where to get this. There seem to be a couple of variations!! I could not find a museum that has this model as a reference so any help is appreciated!!
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    Last edited by Michel; 5th November 2017 at 02:29 PM.

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    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    The first excellent book by Norman Friedman I used or determine witch mark Elia it was, the second I have read but sadly not a picture of the lever and pistol.

 

 

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