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    Id this fuse please

    Can anyone ID this grenade\mine fuse for me? Ther are'nt any markings on it but it fitt on a us Mk II grenade. I have never seen this type befor but luckily i got it now
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    hi freaky

    It seems british N°2 switch.

    Take a look here :
    http://www.lexpev.nl/fuzesandigniter...uremk1mk2.html

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    Fuse booby trap id

    Hi, oops, me thinks and am pretty sure 100% it's a US m1A1 booby trap device for the US frag grenade..just sold a mint one.Check out US switches on lexpev's fab site.Cheers Murdosbunker

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    Thank you Pascal

    I browsed around on the site you posted a link to and found the right fuse fro US.

    http://www.lexpev.nl/fuzesandigniter...evicem1a1.html

    It looks like to be a M1A1 pressure fiering device. Does any on know if it is rare?

    Freaky

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    Hi:
    Not a rare one. It is the first in the series. After this model a new one was made for attach prongs and with a rod extender.
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    Thanks every one for enlightenment on this fuse. A last question. What is the production year for this type of fuse and are they still in service?

    Thanks again folks
    Freaky

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    As it was used in WWII, but yours is the first model I guess the year will be between 1930 and 1940. Americans didnīt stamp dates in all as Germans did and didnīt call to item with the year of production or design neither. So it is difficult to give an exact date. And for service Iīm quite sure that these devices were "out of order" many years ago.

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    Hi

    Yes, you're right. I made a mistake and post too fast !

    thanks !

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    I have a copy of The Guide Book For Marines from November 2001, and it still has the M1A1 firing device listed in it. It is also listed in FM5-25 Explosives and Demolitions May 1967, but in appendix G of FM5-250 (Explosives and Demolitions from June 1992) it says that the M1A1 pressure firing device, the M1 pull firing device and the M3 tension firing device have all been replaced by the M142 multipurpose firing device. I belive the M1A1 is a copy of the Brit No2 switch and that all are WWII and later, absent any information otherwise.
    Nice collection of U.S. firing devices Grenademan, you have several I don't yet. These things aren't so common at shows here. I've only got 3 of mine at shows the rest have come from internet auctions.
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    Gijunkman, for you I will tell that all mine are from internet auctions, here in Spain it is impossible to find this and we have no shows, you know "Spain is different".... and I hate it. But for elude this I have the net.
    Also many thanks for your info with the manuals. I believe that they are a copy from the Brit ones too.

 

 
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