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Can you identify this random object?

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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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I have absolutely no idea what this thing is. I thought the great minds here might be able to give a stab at it.
I was just skimming over craigslist when I stumbled upon it. I kept going back and finally decided to post it here.


Source

Maybe if you know what it is you could contact the poor guy and help him out.
edit on 22-4-2012 by Doodle19815 because: Stupid enter key!

edit on 22-4-2012 by Doodle19815 because: Add source

edit on 22-4-2012 by Doodle19815 because: Had to change the misleading title for mwood. It did say "Can you name a random object".




posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:20 PM
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It's a serial number, engraved on metal.




posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:25 PM
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looks like a piece of a firearm



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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reply to post by boncho
 


Thank you, I have been scratching my head over this one all night and you just solved it for me!


Well, on to the next mysterious object on Craigslist.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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It does seem to be in a pretty fancy box for just a piece of a firearm. Unless there are certain pieces that are that prized that they get their own box?



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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It looks like a brake lever for a centre lathe.

The case looks like a old gun cleaning kit case.




posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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What the.......

Jeez, I thought I had a hard one to figure out. Ummmm......I got nothing on that.

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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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The listing says it's from Antioch, the same place as the holy hand-grenade...... so maybe its for killing rabbits? Rabbits with nasty big pointy teeth?
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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:34 PM
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Seismograph?



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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It's a part of something. It doesn't look complete. Looks to me like the other half is out there somewhere and when put together is worth more than $100. Otherwise they wouldn't be asking $100 for a piece of something. Notice the hole to the right of the serial # ? That could be a clue to as to what it is.

If I were you I'd ask the poster who is selling it.





posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by OccamAssassin
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Seismograph?



“Dynamo Analysis Apparatus with Cenco-Improved Design.”

Source



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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Looks like a tool in a workmans box, part of a vice maybe? The box looks pretty grimy..



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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Looked like a knife sharpening apparatus/case...top left of the box looked like it had a oil stone or something



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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I got nothing. Boncho already put what I was thinking though


$100.00 for a box and a piece of metal... Well if it sells great

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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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Thumb trigger for a Browning 50 cal.

Thus the serial number.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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Good eye, I missed that. There does seem to be a slender object in the top left of the bottom box.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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You could very well be right! Do you have a link that would point this out? I tried to google it with no success. I thought I might pass it along to the poster.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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OH, you mean identify a random objet......
When you asked me to name one I was going to say: Lottery Ball!

It appears to be part of a scope mount for a WW2 surplus rifle. You can see the indentations in the sides of the box for the scope to sit in ( half circles)

They came packaged in wooden boxes and were surprisingly good quality optics, at least the Russian ones were.
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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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Point well taken. With a giggle I shall proceed to fix my misleading title. That is what I get for rushing after I hit the enter button way to soon.



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