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    Question Question about 81mm french mortar grenade and fuze

    Hi guys,

    i am new to the forum and i have a question directly.

    A friend send me these pictures of this 81mm french mortar grenade with fuze. Grenade and fuze are complete inert. The fuze is iron and there a no stemps on it. The socket is untypical big and had the stamps ABS 15.33.
    I have the same mortar as a practice version in black/blue with the markings "EXce". Also with this socket but without any fuze.

    My questions:

    1. Can anybody tell me a few informations about this fuze ?
    2: When is this specially big socket use (only practice or smoke) ?

    Thank you, best regards
    Adrenalin



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    I think the fuze may be for an artillery shell and not for mortars. That just happens to fit. Looks like a WW1 version German Dopp. Z. variation.
    Last edited by Slick; 16th December 2019 at 11:32 PM.
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    It's a practice projectile with a special gaine
    Image10.jpg Image11.jpg

    S.

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    Thank you very much.

    The drawings are from belot ?
    Did you have any informations or drawings from the suitable fuze "fusée de 24/31mm d´exercice" ?

    Best regards.
    Adrenalin

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    Not sure but I think it was those ones : 24/31 PRACTICE RYG 18 (drawing below) or 24/31 PRACTICE RY 17
    Black powder replaces the detonator

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    Great !

    So, on pic 3, the upper piece isn´t a fuze. It´s a screw for closing the hole....?! That make sense.
    Thank you again.

    Greetings
    Adrenalin

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    Seems to be a fuze. I don't know which one, but not the right one.
    Last edited by sgdbdr; 17th December 2019 at 10:09 PM.

 

 

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