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    mills plug with no stamp

    unearthed in the region of comines (belgium) several plugs without marking .... I thought one was a production error, but more than that is probably intending?

    Sans titre.jpgIMG_20180704_163947.jpg

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    French plugs were not marked. You might also find that the threads are slightly too big (> 1.25 inch) to fit a British made No.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ludokhan View Post
    unearthed in the region of comines (belgium) several plugs without marking .... I thought one was a production error, but more than that is probably intending?

    Sans titre.jpgIMG_20180704_163947.jpg
    Agree with Tom on this. The presence of other French made base plugs gives this away.

    Very nice batch of plugs to get.

    John
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    I see 7 french plugs there, was there many battles in that area,,,,,,, Dave

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    yes a lot, you have certainly heard about the battle of Messines ... very close to comines

    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batail...essines_(1917)

    and yes that's a lot of French ... 7 plug on 180.233 dunkirk mills produced.
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    Very interesting as most of the French Mills grenades were used or destroyed by December 1916 - before the battle of Messines.
    William Mills - Thank you!

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    yes, it's true I admit I'm a naughty joker ... I unearthed them in 1916 and returned them in 1918..pfuuuu
    for those who still know how to use a shovel, I offer a tent in the back of my garden.


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