At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

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At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by alloverover » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:45 pm

Well, it finally came out of my old mans loft after many many years, have been waiting for this box of stuff since I first posted about 50cal green tips :D
The round it totally inert by the way ( I know for sure ;) boys will be boys ).
I also know that its an AP bullet and needs disposing of which will be done ::g
Anyways, anybody who is interested may remember the thread
http://www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk/vi ... +green+tip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Seems the green tips are pretty rare as they were a prezzie from Uncle Sam to us poor old Limeys :)) the headstamp on this one is different to the link in the old post but still from the U.S, its
R A 42 ( Remington Arms 1942) and was from the crash site of a British Mosquito.
Happy to finally post a pic (or 3) of this, there are a few more goodies in the bag also, will post them soon :D ::g
Cheers for looking chaps, hope its of interest ::g ::g ::g
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Re: At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by stanslad » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:06 pm

Nice bullet mate, well found, even if it was from the old mans loft!
Was it the mosquito that had a wooden frame & the canvas held on with tacks?
On a field I used to go on in North Buckinghamshire, I was always digging up loads of small tacks & broken plane engine bits & I think the farmer said it was where a mosquito plane had crashed,
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Re: At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by Dave8472 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:10 pm

Nice one, never found a green tip ::g

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Re: At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by alloverover » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:18 pm

stanslad wrote:Nice bullet mate, well found, even if it was from the old mans loft!
Was it the mosquito that had a wooden frame & the canvas held on with tacks?
On a field I used to go on in North Buckinghamshire, I was always digging up loads of small tacks & broken plane engine bits & I think the farmer said it was where a mosquito plane had crashed,
Clint ::g
Thats the one Clint, it had various nicknames from The Wooden Wonder, The Balsa Bomber and The Timber Terror :))

How are you mate ? Its been a while. :D

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Re: At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by alloverover » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:19 pm

Dave8472 wrote:Nice one, never found a green tip ::g

Only ever had black, red and blue

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Cheers Dave, yes, they are not very common mate, might even drop it off at Duxford :D ::g

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Re: At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by stanslad » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:54 pm

alloverover wrote:
stanslad wrote:Nice bullet mate, well found, even if it was from the old mans loft!
Was it the mosquito that had a wooden frame & the canvas held on with tacks?
On a field I used to go on in North Buckinghamshire, I was always digging up loads of small tacks & broken plane engine bits & I think the farmer said it was where a mosquito plane had crashed,
Clint ::g
Thats the one Clint, it had various nicknames from The Wooden Wonder, The Balsa Bomber and The Timber Terror :))

How are you mate ? Its been a while. :D
I'm ok thanks, been a bit busy & away with work to Hartlepool & Stansted, plus had a coarse of treatment after getting poorly, but fit again now & up out digging in the morning with the old man,
Got loads of catch up reading to do on the forum also,
Cheers mate
Clint ::g

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Re: At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by MrLysol » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:55 pm

Thats weird, I was just looking at 50 cal casings as I dug one from an orchard today !
Mine was from Des Moines factory in the USA, date stamped 1943.
Loads of info' here : http://www.nebraskaaircrash.com/50caliber.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; but strangely doesn't show a green tip ?? ( bottom of page )
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Re: At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by alloverover » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:05 pm

MrLysol wrote:Thats weird, I was just looking at 50 cal casings as I dug one from an orchard today !
Mine was from Des Moines factory in the USA, date stamped 1943.
Loads of info' here : http://www.nebraskaaircrash.com/50caliber.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; but strangely doesn't show a green tip ?? ( bottom of page )

Made in the U.S for Britain, have a read ::g
http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11856" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by MrLysol » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:23 pm

Who'd have thought you could have had such a long conversation about a green tipped bullet ? LOL !
Thanks for the info' Alloverover ;-)
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Re: At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by alloverover » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:30 pm

MrLysol wrote:Who'd have thought you could have had such a long conversation about a green tipped bullet ? LOL !
Thanks for the info' Alloverover ;-)
The previous post seemed to bore some people =)) i hope this one does better ;) :D ::g
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Re: At last, the fabled Green Tip 50cal

Post by Dave8472 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:41 am

MrLysol wrote:Thats weird, I was just looking at 50 cal casings as I dug one from an orchard today !
Mine was from Des Moines factory in the USA, date stamped 1943.
Loads of info' here : http://www.nebraskaaircrash.com/50caliber.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; but strangely doesn't show a green tip ?? ( bottom of page )
That is a good site, I have sent them a couple of pictures of one I have that weren't on there, and they put them on the page ::g

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