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    Question Gauges of Luftwaffe ammunition / fuzes

    For the beggining I want to say hello!
    I discovered this site today and its perfect! I found here lot of stuff which I like. I will post some of my cuttaway too.
    Im trying identification some stuff for while . First idea this is ring - gauge. After few weeks i remembered at marks which I saw in book - eagle with L. Second thing i found out is number of drawnings - that was good, a lot of german handbooks is on net. Only problem is searching in them. I spend few months by looking into several books and hundreds pages - best handbook for identification was "Handbuch der flugzeug Bordwaffenmunitions 1936-1945" where I found 1/2 of my gauges. But remnant is hard for me. Im sending some photo ind hope you recocnize something usefull. Sending some I identified , thanks for help, qustions are welcomed.


    Photo 1 - gauge and drawning of 15 mm Cartrige for MG151
    mix.jpg113_1651_L1.jpg
    Photo 2 - one i found + unknown


    If you are interest i can send more photo, i have about 30 pieces.
    Have nice day.
    Pepant

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    Nice find! Do you know which factory they are coming from?

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    Unfortunately no, but i ques some factory in czechoslovakia(Vsetin ; Brno; ...). one type of gauge is marked by "getewent" thats military fabric too. I was loking where was 13E 3803 (gr.zdlg.c/98 o.v ) made, that can me guide too. I think its mix after war - some have krigsmarine marks some WaA code..

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    The private ammunition factories ordered and paid for these gauges when they got an order from the OKW. But if these were special gauges like yours which were special made for ordnance production after end of delivery these became Wehrmacht/Luftwaffe/Marine property. The factories had a permanent shortage of gauges because they aged quickly in mass-production.

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    That sounds reasonable, every gauge have diferent "WL" nummber and some of them (113-3104/113-371 - unknown ) are in big number. Some have "BA" number which i didn't find - BA 6499;BA 7875; BA 8622.

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    WL=Wehrmacht Luftwaffe
    RLM=Reichs-Luftfahrt-Ministerium
    BA=Betriebsabnahme (Luftwaffe too)

    the BA Stamps are acceptance stamps like the small "L"-eagle stamps.
    Last edited by Alpini; 20th June 2020 at 12:35 AM.

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    More photo


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepant View Post
    This one is made by "J. E. Reinecker AG" from Chemnitz (the city I come from). Reinecker was once a very large and famous factory for gear cutting machines, normal tool machines and tools. The factory (and major parts of the city) was nearly completely destroyed on 5th march 1945 by american / canadian / british bombers in two attacks (day & night). Surviving machines of the factory went to Russia after end of the war as reparations.

    I am impressed by the quality of the tools. Such gauges bought today are looking 100% the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepant View Post
    this one is from MAHO aka "Mayr und Hoermann" or "MAHO Maschinenfabrik Pfronten". Later they became "Deckel & Maho" then "Deckel Maho Gildemeister" (DMG) and now they are DMG-Mori and produce CNC milling machines.

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    I found: HERZSTARK - WIEN; Hommelwerke ; Feinprüf (now Mahr); Gebr Merkel Suhl; R. STOCK & CO some others im not sure. Most of times are non written - only symbol or letters like : loga.jpg and more. A lot of company still working and have good renome (like Mehr and Merkel); Thank you for help Alpini i will note your info to my database i made for these gauge.

 

 
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