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    Fuze Covers ???

    Does anyone know what these are from, height 40mm, Diameter 43mm, brass with no markings.

    Web covers 001.jpgWeb covers 002.jpgWeb covers 005.jpg

    any help/ideas greatly appreciated.

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    They look like the ones for one of the British WW1 1st WW fuzes that had a distinct dome shape . Can't remember the number but may have been used on a TM ? Siegfreid.

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    Richard, I think Siegfried has homed in on the answer with a Trench Mortar fuze. Your covers are a very similar shape to the No. 28 (Sutton's Fuze) and its successor the No. 79. Picture attached. Depotman.

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    They are far too small for that fuze. The diameter of the 28/79 is 65mm.
    Always looking for projectiles, cases, fuzes and paperwork related to Burney and Davis guns.

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    Whoops! I should have looked at the dia. although I don't have a No 28 or 79 in my collection! Depotman

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    Thanks for that, I was thinking something along the lines of a 2 pdr or US 37mm, but the TM's profile is very similar even if it is to big. Thanks for your help most appreciated.

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    a no.80 cover is similar but around 60mm dia.

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    I am not familiar with 40 mm grenade-launcher ammo but could they be from that?
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