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    WW1 German Igniter

    I need the correct name for this WW1 igniter possibly for a large Minenwerfer?. And the weapon which used it.
    One was shortened 3mm due to end damage. Length is 62.5mm.
    Where does this item screw into and who is maker A ?. Looks like a copper pull ring was at the top. All info welcome.


    Igniter c.jpgIgniter b.jpgIgniter a.jpg

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    It's name is simply "Reibzündschraube". It was used basically for the medium (17 cm) and heavy (25 cm) mortars (Minenwerfer) but also for the 24 cm "schwerer Ladungswerfer (Erhardt)". Maybe it was used for other mortars too (probably the 18 cm smooth bore mortar and not sure about the Flügelminenwerfer).

    Factory-stamps for such things are almost unknown.
    Last edited by Alpini; 18th September 2019 at 09:05 AM.

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    If the large one is called “Reibzündschraube”, what is the name of the small one?
    (both are empty btw).
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    Last edited by greif; 21st September 2019 at 01:11 PM.

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    The small one is for Artillery : "Reisszündschraube" or "Frictionszündschraube"
    Last edited by MINENAZ16; 21st September 2019 at 01:16 PM.
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    Thank you, MINENAZ16!

 

 

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