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    Quote Originally Posted by Burney Davis View Post
    So i'm guessing the guns were taken over and used by the Germans then?
    Maybe taken over (but never seen here) but originally made in Germany by Krupp for the Netherlands. Maybe also produced in the Netherlands in license but I think only with a small chance.

    I think 1933-40 is much to late. Krupp made such fuzes around 1900.

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    The guns were from 1899. Ship guns at first. Then after 1932 they served as coastal guns up to 1940. The colored drawing is from a instruction wall plate that was made in 1938. So the fuze was still in service in that year. The no.1 HE shell was replaced by a new one (No. 2) which was equipped with the Schokbuis No. 40. I believe only six 15 cm L40 No.3 guns were placed along the Dutch coast, along with L40 No.1, 2 and 4 guns.
    Keep in mind that Holland was neutral in WW1, so the ammo for these guns was still in stock. We Dutch were very economical with our guns and ammo.
    Last edited by greif; 5th September 2019 at 06:28 PM.

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    Yes, I know these instruction plates. It was the starting date 1933 which was much to late for me. The fuze fits well for a year 1899 gun.

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    Thought I would show this one, same dimensions ,22cm total length thread diameter 46mm.
    A more complicated fuze internally.The only markings are as shown U K F and a feathered arrow.
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    Hello,
    Swedish fuze M/1912 (Bottennedslagsrör m/1912 med detonator)
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    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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