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Can anyone identify the weapon?

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Ray Walsh

Could it be for firing a line. So that something can be pulled across from A to B

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Skipman
4 minutes ago, Ray Walsh said:

Could it be for firing a line. So that something can be pulled across from A to B

 

Possibly but more likely for 'pulling a chain' ? B)

 

Mike

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NigelS
1 hour ago, Skipman said:

 

Possibly but more likely for 'pulling a chain' ? B)

 

Mike

or a leg! and before anyone suggests it, I doubt it had anything to do with chained German machine gunners, but, how about a gizmo for dislodging Turkish female snipers from trees?

 

Looking at it from another direction, other than a flare gun, for what else would an RIR officer - if he is such - need a specialist bit of kit which necessitated him to carry it like a sidearm?   An artillery officer would, perhaps, allow more possibilities.

 

NigelS

 

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RobertBr

A detail from the FB image. Could be a rotary adjustment wheel or perhaps a means to attach it to something; akin to a tripod mount.

 

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robins2

if you look at post 64, you can see what looks like a trigger on the previous photos if fact is not a trigger

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