What is it?

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  1. TranterUK

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    Little competition for the military minds...

    Anyone out there able to identify this: (the rod is optional!).

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  2. carver

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    Well, at least 8 have looked at this, and no one has posted. Looks like some sort of cleaning kit, but I really don't have any idea what it could be. Once somebody else nails it, it will probably look familiar.
  3. Haligan

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    What ever it is it looks like it needs a drop of oil.
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    Wild guess here........some sort of anti-personnel mine?
  5. TranterUK

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    Warm.
  6. kingnothingugm

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    Is it a trigger for a mine? I see what looks like a feed for a wire.
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    Or a detonator for demolitions explosives perhaps...
  8. kingnothingugm

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    Whatever it is, it is pressure sensitive. Hinge in the front and not the back...that says either foot pedal or detonator to me...the rod could just be a hand extension or an attachment to extend the area of activation by some unsuspecting enemy. Or maybe I am way off, but it is hinged in the front near the wire feed.

    *Also there is a hole, midway from front to back that appears to be the insertion point of a safety mechanism.
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  9. islenos

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    box is hinged like a shoe box mine
  10. cycloneman

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    I know what it is. It's a FLUX CAPACITOR.:D:D:D:D


    When you flip it over does it say Radio Shack?
  11. 358 winchester

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    pressure switch with multiple uses. mines would be one, set guns another it could also be used as a trigger for foo gas ;)
  12. Vladimir

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    I was going to guess some sort of antenna, sounds like I am not close :(
  13. TranterUK

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    Well done to those who got it. Its a pressure switch for sabotage use.

    The top presses down against two springs and at a certain weight, fires a pin that detonates whatever's been connected to the front. No electricity needed.

    The removable adjustable spike would typically be used on a rail line. The base unit sits on the ground and the spike is adjusted right up against the steel rail.

    Its a No.5, used throughout WW2 and to my knowledge into the 60s at least.
  14. islenos

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    I like things that go BOOM
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    This was an educational thread, thanks Tranter and everybody else that participated.

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