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    I've never seen a 42, made of zinc!
    Search always English and US Bomb Fuzes!

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    Although the American "british bombs and fuzes" records the No27 and No42 bodies are being indentical, in brass, Henry Belot in Deminest article "Amorçage percutant des bombes explosives à oeil de 35 mm" p.755 to 766, reports that most No42 pistols and even the late series of the No27 Pistol had a cast zinc body.
    He also emphasize that, it to his mind, is the reason why the n42 pistol is scarce in collections as its zinc body was less attractive than the brass of the n27 and the surviving example were most often damged ones while lots of unused n27 captured in 1940 were available.

    Peter Voss in his Britische Abwurfmunition shows shows both version for the pistol n.42

    Britische Awurfmunition p236.jpg
    Last edited by Dreamk; 22nd November 2018 at 08:08 PM.

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    "British Bomb and Rocket Pistols and Fuzes 1914 - 2007" by David Andrews and Alan Swan, list both and all marks as having brass bodies. Furthermore, the photographs show brass bodies. The description of the 27 states that the vane is of aluminium or brass, there is a photograph of a 42 vane and although painted would appear to be of aluminium or diecast construction. The utilisation of aluminium/diecast vanes would fit in with the conservation of brass. In early 1940 consideration was given to a 27 with a plastic body (bakelite) due to the brass shortage.

    TimG

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    I have never seen a 42er in zinc casting in nature. Also never on pictures, always only drawings and stories.
    Search always English and US Bomb Fuzes!

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    Just to muddy the water, see pictures below. No 27 mkII dated 1941. Note the manufacturer.


    no27 1.jpgno 27 2.jpgno 27 3.jpg
    Always looking for projectiles, cases, fuzes and paperwork related to Burney and Davis guns.

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    No one in zinc again !!!!!
    Search always English and US Bomb Fuzes!

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    Burney,

    CA/C - Canadian Acme Screw & Gear Company Company, Toronto.

    TimG

 

 
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