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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrinvs View Post
    Thank you. That is very helpful. Would you say the font size was nearer to 1/4in or 1/2in?

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    Mark
    You're welcome.
    On my shell, the font height comes in at 6/16" so slap bang in between 1/4" and 1/2".
    The letter thickness is 1/16" for all letters.
    Length of word line 'MK 1V' measures 1 & 9/16" long.
    Length of word 'FUZE' measures 1 & 11/16" long.
    Again, these measurements apply to the shell I have, I'm sure there'll be variations on others you may find.
    Either way, hope its usefull info.
    Cheers,
    Dylan

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    I have had this one for about 20 years so thought i should add it to the thread as another example, still not decided if i should repaint it or not. It took along time to find a base fuze for it, best Weasel.
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    Looks like the fuze is dated for 1918, what date is the projectile and is it a navy example or army ?
    Just wondering if it was wartime projectile for the tanks.

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    Hi Gordon, i think the projectile may well be earlier than the fuze, the only stampings on the body i can find are R L just above the driving band and a I above that, these can just be seen in the second picture. As regards Army or Navy type i am not sure but would welcome any input on how to tell.
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