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    Tellermine 43 with a difference

    In the pile of things to be sectioned was this Tellermine 43,it wasn't till I pick it up that I noticed it didn't have the bottom or side pockets for the pull fuses ,is this common ?I've looked through a few pictures ,books and manuals and they all have bottom and side pockets ,so is it a 43 or something different any help appreciated
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    Not knowing the location or history of the piece, there were some Allied training sets for German mines. Though not as well known as the Japanese training set, pieces show up from time to time. Could it be part of one of these? Most are pretty accurate, but you never know -
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    Just finished this one ,decided not to section her as I've never come across a Teller with no bottom or side pockets for fuses ,so left her complete apart from a little filler and a new paint job
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    Here is a sketch design from MD1. Not quite the same as your example but interesting nevertheless. MD1 needed dummy mines for development of their 'plough' (see Macrae's 'Winston Churchill's Toyshop) for minefield clearance. I have seen a fair selection of MD1 output but not one of their Teller mines so I cannot be sure that they actually got round to making dummies themselves.


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    Just recieved this concrete Teller ,is this a MD 1 product ? looks very much like Bonnexs drawing and the drawing has a space for the material the mine was made from but is left empty.Concrete mines would make sense if they were been used in trials for a mine plough ,more hard wearing than steel ones and reusable. This one's made out of very fine ash/grit and cement ,the fuse is some form of white metal
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    Dave,

    You might like to compare the fuze with the attached diagrams of the MD1 dummy Tellermine fuze. Note Brass was specified for the body of the fuze but I would have thought that 'white metal' would be more appropriate for large quantities.


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    Hi Bonnex ,they look very similar ,this one's missing the side extension with the ring,the arming dial and a Couple of screws from the top ,I havent actually tried to clean it and was just assuming it was white metal due to the white powdery corrosion on it , I will try to give it a clean tomorrow ,many thanks Dave
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    The fuse is definitely white metal and can just make out the arrows for the settings for arming the fuse.The 2 fuse wells (bottom and side) exit on the top of the mine as per the drawing
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    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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