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Cleprechaun

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Interesting discoveries and oddities
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:39:35 PM »
Some bolts put up such a honarable fight against time, I just can’t toss them. I like to think Normandy salt and sand did this.

Selliott

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Re: Interesting discoveries and oddities
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 10:05:33 PM »
Wow, that is crazy!!!!
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Outsider

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Re: Interesting discoveries and oddities
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 04:41:14 AM »
And best of all it still came apart without breaking.

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Re: Interesting discoveries and oddities
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 08:48:55 AM »
holy cow!
talk about material reduction!  ;-)

Cleprechaun

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Re: Interesting discoveries and oddities
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 12:05:23 PM »
After removing at least three layers of paint, I found etched writing on what I think is part of the battery box. I think it survived because I used paint remover and only mild sanding. What looks like a “Q” in the photo, actually looked more like an “a”. I traced over it with soap stone so it would show up in the photo. The writer did this with light fluid motions, but it still managed to etch steel. I first thought this might be the markings of a battle field film crew ( scene 73, WWII, real 2 of 3), but because it seems to be under the paint, I suspect it was inspection / manufacturing notes.
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Cleprechaun

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Re: Interesting discoveries and oddities
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 12:34:04 PM »
After doing a little more sanding, I found “F 43” which is probably February 1943. My halftrack is a 1943 m15a1

Cleprechaun

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Re: Interesting discoveries and oddities
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 07:12:59 PM »
Anyone else ever find one of these “dead bolts” ?

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Re: Interesting discoveries and oddities
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2018, 10:37:03 AM »
I can't say as if I ever saw that exact mark, but I have seen several makers marks on bolts from my ht and newer ones I put on my ht.
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Re: Interesting discoveries and oddities
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2018, 12:09:28 PM »
Someone trying to be funny?  ;D
1944 AUTOCAR M15A1 (M16A1) HALF-TRACK:
(Being restored to an M3A1 configuration)
SERIAL NUMBER M-15 A 1, 1356
MODEL M-16 A 1, ORD. SERIAL NUMBER 1106

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