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    Nothing yet ? I just got back from a Normandy Invasion Tour of S. England and the coast of France and didn't see any examples of this pin there either. You would think there would be stacks of them at the factories where the igniters were assembled and also where the rockets were put together. Also at the training grounds.
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    Hello! Here some photos from the firing pin (charge igniter) of 8.8cm Panzerschreck. Greeting Harry
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    Hello Fussee2004,
    That s a very nice example. I would also really like to see an example of the plug that used to be at the end of one of those wires in as good condition !
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    Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year, this is the third anniversary since I received a reply from MikeP to my post about the connector pin on his schreck rocket. I was reminded of that when I found the attached picture of dug up schreck rockets in my stack of image DVDs. They all have the later cut down version of the connector which makes it even harder to understand why I can't find any examples of the wood block and pin !? I know, broken record. I found a MikeP on another forum but he denied any relation. Ah well, on with the search.
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    Thanks (belated) to Harry for the pictures he posted.
    Does anyone know what the German designation is for this igniter ? Like the connector it's impossible to find ! I believe I saw it once but can't find it in my stack. [
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    QUOTE=Fusse2004;264478]Hello! Here some photos from the firing pin (charge igniter) of 8.8cm Panzerschreck. Greeting Harry[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by botcheg View Post
    Nothing yet ? I just got back from a Normandy Invasion Tour of S. England and the coast of France and didn't see any examples of this pin there either. You would think there would be stacks of them at the factories where the igniters were assembled and also where the rockets were put together. Also at the training grounds.
    Bill
    Surfing the net I found the attached image of a display at Batterie Todt near Calais . I was beating myself up that I didn't see it on our trip until I found out it was about 300 miles away from where we were on tour .
    It would be great if someone on this forum reads this and happens to go there and gets a few closeups of the area circled to post here. It's the stuff that dreams are made of !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusse2004 View Post
    Hello! Here some photos from the firing pin (charge igniter) of 8.8cm Panzerschreck. Greeting Harry
    Hello Harry,
    What is the German designation of this igniter ?
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    I came across an auction on ebay that had various pieces from a German bunker, supposedly WW1 and these two slotted pins each about 2 3/4 inches/ 70mm long by 7mm diameter. There are holes at the bottom of the rods and remnants of solder and wire along the sides. I wonder if these might be similar to the elusive Pschreck igniter pin ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botcheg View Post

    I came across an auction on ebay that had various pieces from a German bunker, supposedly WW1 and these two slotted pins each about 2 3/4 inches/ 70mm long by 7mm diameter. There are holes at the bottom of the rods and remnants of solder and wire along the sides. I wonder if these might be similar to the elusive Pschreck igniter pin ?
    Found out what those pins were used in . . . the 1915 German Disc Grenades ! They were the safety rods, one per grenade . See attached diagram . Would be a nice simple solution to the connector pin question though !!!
    Bill

 

 
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