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    .50 calibre Cigarette Lighter.

    Whilst not really into trench art myself, I do have a few small items that I have picked up over the years and did always fancy a lighter but seeing them over the years none of them ticked the box for me until today when I picked this one up....nice and simple, no frills.

    Bockscar.
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    nice lighter by the way, i too have one but slightly different.
    cheers
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    Nice one.....a bit more work went into that one!

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    This thread prompted me to go find an item which I've had for 25 years or so. I found it in a house-clearance shop in Sudbury, Suffolk ; 8th Air Force country with Sudbury Airfield ( B-24s ) close by and Lavenham ( B-17s ) just up the road.
    It's quite rough-and-ready and looks to be base-workshop made - I like the base of the lighter which appears to be a screwcap from an oil or fuel can.....
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    Great photos guys.

    As we're sharing pics of lighters, here's one I have that is made from a 20mm Vulcan.

    Dave.

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    A nice variation there with the two casings...I would definitely have bought one like that!

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    A nice variation using a Vulcan round instead of the usual .50"!

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    A gift from fellow bocn member Bigdave
    .50 lighter. Looks to be from the same as bockscars original post ,mine is without any markings on the mounting plug.
    Spent a couple of hours today getting it going again,new wick,flint,and wadding plus a good degunk.Time was mostly spent trying to get the lighter mechanics out,turned out theyre just a simple bayonet fitting.
    No markings on the plug but cartridge has L C 42

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    Here is my sample, that has been in the house for decades. For a very long time I thought, thatLighter .50 005 (800x404).jpgLighter .50 003 (800x767).jpgLighter .50 007 (510x800).jpg is was a badly made repro-cartridge. Only a few years back I realized it was a lighter. But, the wick I found inside just does not fit the small wickhole. This is a factory made item.
    Bellifortis.

 

 

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