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    • My calendar says that Fall will hit on Sunday.¬† It'll be a lot cooler then, so that's when I'm going. ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† Old Tom
    • Thanks for sharing your story and photos. ¬†The photo of the .50¬†cal ammo clips¬†seem to indicate a clip failure. ¬†During WW2 Govt contractors at some point (I believe by 1942) were required to stamp all of their clips. ¬†The spring metal that the clips are made of¬†is very hard and difficult to stamp clearly. ¬†But if you look closely with a magnifying glass after cleaning your clips best you can you should be able to distinguish the stamped markings. ¬†The purpose of these markings was to enable Govt quality control inspectors to trace back to a manufacturer -- and even to a specific plant -- defective clips, i.e., usually clips that no longer met the tolerance standards required to perform military contract work. ¬†This typically would happen when a particular manufacturing apparatus was used beyond its anticipated life or when it had not been calibrated for too long a time. ¬†The result of a defective clip could be catastrophic for a fighter pilot, for example, whose guns jammed in the midst of a dog fight. ¬†Just thought this little bit of WW2 memorabilia might be of interest. ¬†I have a collection of .50 cal clips, casings and rounds. ¬†My father, as an ammunition ordnance man aboard the USS Boxer¬†during WW2, would have had the duty to make¬†a report of such ordnance failures after examining the clips of a returning fighter plane¬†whose guns jammed.
    • I do indeed know how hard it is to dig a 5 foot hole.... The one we were using was a Garrett machine. Exactly what model I have no idea. I am sure it was the best that it could be for what it was designed for. It was very difficult to locate and dig a target.¬† The Pulse Stare was a whole lot better. And the coil was really cool. You could wind it just about any way you wanted. It could be small like a regular search coil or a 4X4 square. You could hit stuff the size of your finger or something big many feet deep.¬† Anyhoo, it looks like the Gemini 3 can find all kinds of stuff too.¬†
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