2018 Tool Hunting

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2018 Tool Hunting

Post by gpw_42 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:50 am

Picked this up yesterday; I'm thinking it's some sort of gage block, or perhaps a timing device for a machine gun. So far, no luck trying to find anything more about it, so I'd sure appreciate some insight if anyone has anything to offer. Picked up a bunch of other stuff, but this and a Herbrand H-1 tappet wrench are the only items which could be military. Not much doubt about this one, with the part number A-12-515069-T-19 USAAF!
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Re: 2018 Tool Hunting

Post by daveus6 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:34 pm

Looks like some sort of ordnance tool with that A prefix to the number. The shape suggests that sort of thing too. Apart from that it is a mystery. Being USAAF it can't be a timing tool for anything too big - 20mm automatic cannons were getting up there in size for aircraft. Though the USAAF did operate ground based AA weapons as well.

It looks too thick for the typical plate type wrenches used to open various instrumentation.

It doesn't match anything in my G61 Instrument Repair Kit. So sorry - not much useful information I'm afraid.

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Re: 2018 Tool Hunting

Post by gpw_42 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:28 pm

Grabbed a number of things over the weekend, at a mix of estate sales and flea.

Highlights are:
- SnapOn G code 7/8" socket
- PLVMB C code 15/16" socket. Anybody know when this was made?
- WHALEBONE (Portage Tool Co. brand) cape chisel. At 7-3/4", it's a little long compared to the 7" standard.
- 3x Armstrong 21-505 1.5" Impact sockets, 3/4" dr
- Nicholson (partial) needle file set
- Camco TL-29 (has bakelite or plastic scales, so not WW2 vintage, but for $5 I wasn't passing it up)
- Phillips No. 2 stubby 1-1/8" blade
- 4.5" flat tip electrician screwdriver (a little short for GMTK)
- Unmarked (Irwin or Federal) 11" screwdriver. Grips held on w/tape, so will likely remove and attempt to replace the nail heads

Luke and Mudbox, when I get around to pulling off the grips of the 11" screwdriver, I'll post the forging info. They're currently held on with what looks like bent nail heads and tape.

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Re: 2018 Tool Hunting

Post by gpw_42 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:33 pm

More pics, including the Portage Tool chisel:
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Re: 2018 Tool Hunting

Post by lt.luke » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:03 am

Nice haul!

A buddy & I picked up a whole bunch (50+) of vintage DUI, mostly WWII and a few older.
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Re: 2018 Tool Hunting

Post by Tin Medic » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:23 am

Need pics of the DUI's.
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Post by lt.luke » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:52 am

Tin Medic wrote:Need pics of the DUI's.
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Can you see that? A buddy has some he kept for collect/sell and he has the “unclaimed pile” for sale. I don’t have pics of those. I have not yet sorted and decided on disposition of mine. 11th Infantry Div (Ghost) I will keep, 63rd ID I will probably keep and the AAF Mechanic grade pin is spoken for.



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Re: 2018 Tool Hunting

Post by Tin Medic » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:29 pm

There are a few in there I would like to get if you are going to move them.
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Re: 2018 Tool Hunting

Post by gpw_42 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Attached pic has new (to me) tools, and prompted an update of my hard and soft copies of my GMTK component listing. It's finally missing a small enough list of things to be a reasonable facsimile of a box in use in the Army....guess there's no question of financial liability for the shortages :)

Luke, that's a NICE haul on the DIs.

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Re: 2018 Tool Hunting

Post by gpw_42 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:00 am

Had a pretty good weekend; WW2 stuff pictured below:
1/2dr socket (not pictured)
Hinsdale 5/8" 1/2dr socket (not pictured)
5/16 UII hex key (probably not WW2, but....)
3/16 Marvec hex key (probably not WW2, but...)
0.183" Bristol wrench...found at a pawn shop!! Definitely the score of the weekend for me!
Bonney 4090 5" extension
Lufkin 50' steel tape
3/8" 8pt socket 1/4" dr.(maker unclear)
30 caliber ammo can
Rockola M1 Carbine magazine
30 round M1 Carbine magazine: SEY code, which has been reproduced/faked, per:
http://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads/Ca ... r_2007.pdf
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Re: 2018 Tool Hunting

Post by pjones » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:35 pm

Looks like a well spent weekend! Does the Bristol wrench have any markings on it?

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Re: 2018 Tool Hunting

Post by gpw_42 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:20 pm

Thanks, Phil. There was more to it than this, but figured I'd leave out the non-WW2 stuff.

No markings on the Bristol wrench, even with a loupe. That was on the list I'd chalked up to being "unobanium," and yet there it is, and the price...well, it made it worth roll of the dice :) Now if I could do the same with a Ford brake bleeder wrench! I've had my GPW for over 20 years, but only been into the tools for the last year, so just maybe.

Steve

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