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Mark Finneran

British Artillery Expert? id of clinometer please?

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Here is a beautifully made, and heavy clinometer British made and presumably for field artillery.  Any detail of its use would be much appreciated and possible value as it must go to a good home.

Thanks.

 

 

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Hi Mark 

you're correct about its use and go at auction for around £60-80 with the box on a good day

Dave

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I think the rectangular flat forward and inboard of the breech lever top right here:-

 

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...is the machined register for use with the clinometer. Most other guns used for indirect fire would have a similar register.

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Interesting :D  naturally a cased WWI example will be more valuable but I would like to know the specific artillery piece it was used with.

Mark

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For         what its worth. Sorry about the image the original is very faded, and I think the date is 1929.

Cheers.

 Tom.

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