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Old 13-09-12, 02:58
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Rob and Tony
Derk has recently made more room in his yard, and could use this trailer. I already have around 9 or 10 trailers littering the yard....Derk only has one. If it goes cheap at the auction, buy it and drop it off in his driveway.
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Old 13-09-12, 04:04
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Default "Love" take it away...

It's rolling with the 2 good tires/rims I put onto it... The auction is in St Labre Sandilands forest...this Sat. going out Thur. again for one more look around, but all Tony and myself saw on the first look was nothing special. But you have a much more critical eye when it comes to military parts. Cheers Rob
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Old 01-10-12, 02:23
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Default Need help with markings???

I would like to stick with the 3RD. Div. markings on my FAT/17PDR..Was there one paticular battery 1,2,or 3 which was designated for the big 17? Also did the 3RD. Anti-Tank with the 3RD. Div. even have the 17 going into D-Day? Artillery tac. markings on big back door and also in the back? Just want to get it right the first time. Cheers Rob
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Old 03-10-12, 03:06
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I would like to stick with the 3RD. Div. markings on my FAT/17PDR..Was there one paticular battery 1,2,or 3 which was designated for the big 17? Also did the 3RD. Anti-Tank with the 3RD. Div. even have the 17 going into D-Day? Artillery tac. markings on big back door and also in the back? Just want to get it right the first time. Cheers Rob
Rob, an anti-tank Regiment had four Batteries. In1943- early 1944 each battery of the A/T Regt in an Infantry Division contained two 6pdr troops and a 17pdr troop, each with four guns. Third division was unique in that it was an assault unit for D-Day and one of the 6pdr troops was replaced by a troop of 3in M-10s.

SP A/T guns were normally found in the A/T Regt. of Armoured Divisions and in the Corps A/T Regiments, and not in the Infantry Divisions.

In Jan. 1945 the A/T regiments in the infantry Divisions (2nd and 3rd) were reorganized to have two batteries of towed 17pdrs and two batteries of 17pdr Archers. 1st Div in Italy kept the old establishment until it move to NWE in March 1945.
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Old 06-10-12, 03:03
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Default Thanks John...

My next question? If my choice of #1 troops in the first battery is not A/B/C/D... but E/F/G/H... do I mark my choice H with #1 troop in the tac sign? "H1"...or just the "H"... It is my understanding that all Fat/Limbers/Guns in the first battery were all 1st troop men... So why not just the "H"... Nit Picking here a little bit. Cheers Rob
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Old 06-10-12, 16:18
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My next question? If my choice of #1 troops in the first battery is not A/B/C/D... but E/F/G/H... do I mark my choice H with #1 troop in the tac sign? "H1"...or just the "H"... It is my understanding that all Fat/Limbers/Guns in the first battery were all 1st troop men... So why not just the "H"... Nit Picking here a little bit. Cheers Rob
Rob there seems to be a misunderstanding here. An Anti-tank regiment is made up of four batteries. Each battery has three troops and each troop has three guns. The troops in each battery are as followers;
Senior Battery A, B & C troops
2nd Bty D, E, & F troops
3dr Bty G, H & I troops
Junior Bty - J, K, & L troops

The tac signs shown on the guns consist of a letter and a number. The letter refers to the Troop while the number refers to the gun and not the battery. In the photo you posted the I-2 indicates that it is the No. 2 gun of I Troop
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Old 06-10-12, 23:26
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Default Thanks you John

I will be marking the tac sign on the Fat door H1.

http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/vehi...ticalsigns.htm
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Old 02-02-13, 22:53
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Default 17 Pounder parts sought...

We are into the gun restoration trying to free up the traverse/elevating gears after being buried for so long. They are a little gummed up to say the least. I thought I would post some pics out of the manual of some of the parts needed. The gun is quit incomplete so this part search is going to take a couple of decades I figure.
Parts needed first time around: Elevating handle and worm gear part#25,41,49,50,etc...
Seat and attachments...All accessories...and of course ordnance breech and muzzle brake.

Thanks for looking...Cheers Rob and Tony in bloody cold Manitoba!
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Old 06-03-13, 02:38
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Default Broad C Arrow

I just found a Broad C Arrow mark on this made in England gun. Should I be surprised at that? Pardon my ignorance here. Cheers Rob
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Old 20-04-13, 19:50
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Default New pics of FAT

Thought I would give you guys a look as it came out of the shop. Still looking for P-60 boxes,artillery plotting board small,front bumper hawser hooks Chev, mirrors, tripod,hawsers, anything FAT /17 pounder related. Cheers Rob
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Old 21-04-13, 00:29
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A crisp April day.
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Old 21-04-13, 01:56
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Good to see a Prairie Command thread/club addition link here on MLU. Thank you Rob Love and Hanno.
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Old 21-04-13, 22:06
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Looks the Business Rob ! I can pick you a couple of P60's up and send them over if you struggle to find any over there,just let me know.

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Old 27-05-13, 02:08
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Default Thanks Rob for the help...

with the last P-60 can auction. We'll try again when another comes available. Rob
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Old 02-06-13, 03:28
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Default My 12 Year old Lab Winston is starting to feel his age

..I had to get a couple of CMP pics with him before he moves on. Great dog! The LAAT, still a great looking truck! Cheers Rob

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Old 29-08-13, 03:05
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Default A couple of recent finds...

or purchases so to speak. Still looking for projectiles for the 17 PDR. casings seen here. Thanks you Micheal Perrier for this recent casing. Also thank you Rob Nixon over in the UK for that beautiful restored sight mount 17 PDR...A work of art! Cheers Rob
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Old 30-08-13, 23:23
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or purchases so to speak. Still looking for projectiles for the 17 PDR. casings seen here. Thanks you Micheal Perrier for this recent casing. Also thank you Rob Nixon over in the UK for that beautiful restored sight mount 17 PDR...A work of art! Cheers Rob
Your Welcome Rob , its a good thing when we can help our fellow collectors out now and then, not quite the normal package you get through the post though !
I shall keep an eye out over here for any 17 pdr bits floating around, you never know !

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Old 08-10-13, 03:54
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Default Progress on the 17 pounder...

Sandblasted, primed, and painted, I hope we got the colour right. Bronze Green? Tony looking pretty happy to get this out of the way before the snow arrives. Also see pics of our Prairie Command group at my place for a fall get together, and a beautiful touch and go Trojon?...this afternoon unexpectedly. Keep those 17 pounder pieces coming my way,if you have them. LOL...Cheers Rob
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Old 08-10-13, 10:31
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Looking Good Rob, now you have started you'll have to Finish !


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Old 26-10-13, 23:07
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Default 17 Pr warner brake pads

Hi Guys, I own a blank firing 17 pounder and am looking for a source of warner electric brake pad discs for the gun brakes. I tow the gun behind a Morris Portee and the gun really pushes me along on the downhill. The rest of the system is working but the pads are worn out. They are similar to most US Warner trailer brake parts?

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Old 27-10-13, 13:24
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Default Any pics of your gun?

Sorry I can't help you out, mine are missing as well. Stay tuned here, there maybe someone out there who frequents this forum that can help. I am looking for a 17 pounder muzzle brake is you have one lying around. Cheers for now. Rob Fast
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Old 27-10-13, 14:04
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I am not overly familiar with the 17 pdr brake system, but here is a shot of the 105 howitzer Warner electric brake system. Drum size is 14"x2". The 105 got rid of the electric brake portion of the setup but retained the handbrakes.

Is the 105 similar to the 17pdr? If so I managed to find a set of brake bands on ebay a few weeks ago.

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Old 23-11-13, 17:47
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For some strange reason the little town of Terrebonne Qc has two 17pdrs sitting beside its miniscule cenotaph down by the river/former mill now library/ island park

I can guarantee no-one in the city knows what they are, nor how they got there..probably decades ago.... I think I might have taken photos of them for an old Convoy mag.

The local legion has a 25pdr, but somehow pieces have disappeared from it over the years.. When I first saw it, it was pretty complete...including the wood seat, and traversin platform/ring gone along with just about everything else.. probably thrown out.. not many "collectors" around this area, and I would guess (pure speculation) that they scrapped the heavy ring to get cash,, along with the traversing poles and any other removable metal... as, like all Legions, they're struggling financially..esp as this -was- a mostly "English" legion..and even a decade ago, there were hardly any members...(there's another French Legion in town.) The area has hardly any anglos left.. two anglo schools closed down long ago.
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Old 28-11-13, 23:43
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Default A little restoration undate...

The elevation wheel and attached gear were missing as well as the lower gear cover. Everything is elevating/traversing with relative ease. Also see recent P-60 box purchase for FAT step. Cheers Rob
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Old 02-12-13, 20:12
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What's the little flat silver ammo box?

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Old 02-12-13, 20:50
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Default P-60 ammo box...

holds 4 AP shots for the 25 pdr. and the box fits into cradles on the back step/entrance on the FAT . See pics of this in the P-60 thread here on MLU. Cheers Rob
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holds 4 AP shots for the 25 pdr. and the box fits into cradles on the back step/entrance on the FAT . See pics of this in the P-60 thread here on MLU. Cheers Rob
Obviously a scaling issue on my behalf... didnt think it looked deep enough for 4 x 25pdr rounds... used to have some P60 boxes with all the metal inserts - think they are all sold now.

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Old 03-12-13, 17:17
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Derk would know better, but I recall seeing a lot of the 25 pounder boxes, many in excellent condition, at Ribtor's in Calgary. Not sure if they were the P60, but many still had the dividers, along with packing slips etc.
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Old 03-12-13, 18:39
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Default 25 pdr ammo boxes

P-60 ammo boxes carried four cardboard tubes holding AP Rounds , the P-59 contained a metal shell clamp for holding four HE,Smoke ,Burst Rounds etc.


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Old 03-12-13, 19:34
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Good info, then I am sure the ones I saw at Ribtor's were the P59 then, as they had metal cradles for the rounds.
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