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    Canadian 2" HE bomb

    Picked this up recently as they are very uncommon here in Canada, especially with a fuze. Interestingly, the lacquer is much lighter in color than what I am used to seeing so I'm wondering if it's not original. Sadly, this was made into a lamp so there is a hole in the safety cap. Anyone have any ideas on what I can do to improve it for display? I suspect that I might have to seek out a replacement cap but considering how difficult it is to find No 151 fuzes around here I'm still happy to have it.

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    I don't think its the original Lacquer, the tail fins were never lacqued. Very nice minty round though. I usually find blown Canadian tails and fuzes here in the UK.

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    Fuze caps are fairly plentiful here in the uk, fuzes, as you say are somewhat scarcer. Saw a whole load of them recently but they had holes drilled in al but one or two of them...
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Relic-Brit...p2047675.l2557
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    Fuze and tail manufactured by "P.C." - Pressure Castings, Toronto.

    TimG

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMG50 View Post
    I don't think its the original Lacquer, the tail fins were never lacqued. Very nice minty round though. I usually find blown Canadian tails and fuzes here in the UK.
    Good point about the lacquer on the tail fins. This only occurred to me after I posted and was looking at my other bombs. Of course this also explains why the color of the lacquer is lighter than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangarman View Post
    Fuze caps are fairly plentiful here in the uk, fuzes, as you say are somewhat scarcer. Saw a whole load of them recently but they had holes drilled in al but one or two of them...
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Relic-Brit...p2047675.l2557
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    So the challenge is not to find a replacement cap but to find one in excellent condition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimG View Post
    Fuze and tail manufactured by "P.C." - Pressure Castings, Toronto.

    TimG
    This company seems to have been very prolific as I find components with their company logo often.

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    here in west germany i find soooooooooooooo many 2 inch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerfaust View Post
    here in west germany i find soooooooooooooo many 2 inch
    Do you ever find the safety caps in nice condition?

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    Funny enough we find them here in the UK buried for 70 years as if they were screw off from the bomb yesterday. Plenty around.

 

 
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