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 Post subject: 1/2 lb TNT blocks.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:03 pm 
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what colour were the tins for these blocks? normal steel or tin or brass plated? ive ive been told brass plated but also got a picture where the metals shiney.

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I've got 1 picture of these at home If i had a scanner etc I'd post on here for you but it shows a shiny metal, steel possibly i guess. thanks again for the stuff Paul


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is it this one?


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as you can see some of the ends are shiney and some are really dark aswell, maybe the brass tarnishing badly over time?

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from the blocks ive seen in museums ect ect it looks like there just thinly pressed sheeted metal

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Hi Paul,

They're lacquered thin steel/tin. The lacquer makes them look like brass sometimes, but basically it's just steel/tin that will rust covered by a varnish inhibitor to prevent the rust.

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I've got one in my hand as I write. It is a thin tin pressing with brassy protective coating.


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Does anyone know how to make these?
Or where I can get these cheap?

thanks, regards,
Wodan


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Solid resin replicas of these blocks can be had from KAR. Keystone Arsenal Replicas. http://www.keystonearsenal.com

http://www.keystonearsenal.com/shop/lar ... rod_id=150

KAR has a full line of WWII era Demo. These items are the very same quality that train the United States Armed Forces.....While KAR has most every sort of replica demo/IED/Mine available, and our military contracts focus on the modern stuff, the WWII line is available to the general public....KAR also has a few other bits and Bobs for the WWII re-enactor, but primarily focuses on weapons.

I am personally very proud of our WWII demo line. I am a former WWII re-enactor, and I pushed for these items. Anyway, I hope this info helps.

Cheers Brother,

Gary C. aka Col Hogan
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