lcn (12th July 2012)
Many years ago when I was a small boy, I found these two items in a local antiquies shop, I wanted them so saved some pocket money and went back and bought them both. I assume they are some type of bomb fuse, both had been sectioned, I used to have them on a shelf, I then left parents house, they moved with me and have since been in a box in two different house lofts. Untill today. We have our house up for sale and i decided to empty the loft in readyness, when I refound these two and it sparked my interest in finding out exactly what they are, which is how I came accross you guys.
Hopefully someone will be able to give me some answers to what it is i have.
lcn (12th July 2012)
Welcome to BOCN . You have a pair of British artillery shell fuzes . Siegfreid.
The first fuze looks to be a no101 and the 2nd is a no106 .
usually you will find stampings on the fuze bodys denoting which type they are ,do any remain ?
Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .
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There are no markings or identifications on either.
I would agree with Spotter, left is a British 101 II which was fitted to high explosive shells of varying calibres, right is a 106 also used on HE shells, also smoke shells again varying calibres. Surprised there are no markings as there is usually at least a crows foot and month/year or model no on both.
Both look really good by the way.
Now you kind people have given me the 101 and 106 numbers I have looked through other peoples posts and images and they are definately the same, so I am very gratefull for your help.
Definately no markings on either and no sign that any have ever been on and polished out or simalar, possibly any markings were on the missing bits were they have been cutaway, does the fact that they have been cutaway make them more or less collectable as I guess they are no longer as they should be ?
Mark . It makes them more collectable , usually . Those are n't particularly rare fuze types so a good quality sectioned example is a nice find . Mike.
Given that I ca'nt remember what I paid for them (although it had to be not much as was pocket money 30ish years ago) what sort of money are they roughly worth today ?