Mills bomb mk1 base plug a minefield to date??

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Mills bomb mk1 base plug a minefield to date??

Post by Lowland » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:27 pm

Hi all
This surfaced in a grazing field very near to where all the blank rounds and mortar fins keep appearing.
The casings are usually dated 1943 if I remember correctly,

When I found it I thought to myself with all those markings on the bottom it should be easy to date....
Not so!
I can't even pin down a manufacturer.,,there's loads on the mills grenadecollectors website.
But I can't see this one
Plus it's double stamped and a bit faint.
Any help /opinions appreciated ,I would love to know more about the markings.
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Re: Mills bomb mk1 base plug a minefield to date??

Post by Dave The Slave » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:14 pm

Millsgrenades.co.uk, have similar bases with the SDR mark but can`t see the info.
Expect RRPG will be able to identify it for you.
Nice find ::g
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Re: Mills bomb mk1 base plug a minefield to date??

Post by Lowland » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:34 pm

Dave The Slave wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:14 pm
Millsgrenades.co.uk, have similar bases with the SDR mark but can`t see the info.
Expect RRPG will be able to identify it for you.
Nice find ::g
Dave.
It's a great collection on the millsgrenade website.
Cheers for havin a poach about! ::g
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Re: Mills bomb mk1 base plug a minefield to date??

Post by AndyM » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:48 pm

Hi, The manufacturer is VADIS. (Davis & Brocklesbury.) and its dated 1942. I hope that helps. all the best Andy

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Re: Mills bomb mk1 base plug a minefield to date??

Post by Lowland » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:08 pm

AndyM wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:48 pm
Hi, The manufacturer is VADIS. (Davis & Brocklesbury.) and its dated 1942. I hope that helps. all the best Andy
Hi Andy
VADIS!....would have never got that..been staring at it for a bit!
Thank you so much for that
Brilliant
Chuffed with the date too.
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Re: Mills bomb mk1 base plug a minefield to date??

Post by fred » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Great ID. ::g They turn up by the bucketfull down here but I've never really got beyond the Mills grenade base plug part of the ID.

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Re: Mills bomb mk1 base plug a minefield to date??

Post by Lowland » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:09 pm

fred wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Great ID. ::g They turn up by the bucketfull down here but I've never really got beyond the Mills grenade base plug part of the ID.
💥ID!
The millsgrenade site is excellent.
Worth a squint for the list of companies that made them.
Interesting read
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