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DorsetDan

Great war relic or not ?

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DorsetDan

Dear forum ,

 

This came in a small lot of battlefield relics i bought recently , the rest were easily identifiable as Great war period , but this is a mystery to me !

 

The disc is made of brass and is set into wood .

 

Any idea's , Great war period or lost by a French farmer ?

 

Cheers

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Relic (2).JPG

Relic (2).JPG

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depaor01

Looks like a butt disc from  a Lee Enfield set into a remnant of the stock.

 

Dave

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Gunner Bailey
38 minutes ago, depaor01 said:

Looks like a butt disc from  a Lee Enfield set into a remnant of the stock.

 

Dave

Enfield Butt discs had a central screw. French or German? 

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depaor01
2 hours ago, Gunner Bailey said:

Enfield Butt discs had a central screw. French or German? 

Ouch. True. I own a Lee Enfield and don't know how I forgot that detail!

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Dave66

Some form of grave marker???

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DorsetDan
3 hours ago, Gunner Bailey said:

Enfield Butt discs had a central screw. French or German? 

Thanks for the idea's Dave and Gunner . My first thought was some type of butt disc but I have a good look at some example's online and don't think its British/German but maybe worth checking out French .The letters/numbers don't look like a unit marking to me ! Thanks again  Martin

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DorsetDan
42 minutes ago, Dave66 said:

Some form of grave marker???

Yes , also crossed my mind and looked for example's online , but nothing close so far . Many thanks  Martin

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Chasemuseum

If possible - please describe how the disk is secured to the wood. Is it stapled/pinned at the side? Is there some sort of screw or bolt coming through the back ? It may only be an interference fit - however that tends not to be a very robust way of securing a disk.

 

Cheers

Ross

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DorsetDan
6 hours ago, Chasemuseum said:

If possible - please describe how the disk is secured to the wood. Is it stapled/pinned at the side? Is there some sort of screw or bolt coming through the back ? It may only be an interference fit - however that tends not to be a very robust way of securing a disk.

 

Cheers

Ross

Hey Ross , thanks for your interest . There is a cavity behind the disc , which may reveal the fixing , i'am not sure . I'am at work at the moment , when i get home i'll have a proper look and let you know and also post a photo . Thanks again  Martin

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DorsetDan

Ross

 

Not easy to see the fixing in the photo , but there is a brass peg in the hole ( which looks like it has been drilled ) which must be attached to the back of the disc . Not sure if this is the complete fixing or parts have been lost !  Cheers  Martin .

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