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    Unknown fuze (time(?) + impact) Possibly German or Export (?)

    Has no markings or grad. of time , or atleast not anymore.

    Diameter of thread is : 38,1mm x 1/14" (Equal to the Krupp. Dopp.Z. C/04 & Turkish variant)

    However, I do not know what type this one is , and hope any of you may be able to help me with this.

    In attachment , images of the fuze.

    Thank you

    IMG_4013.jpgIMG_4010.jpgIMG_4005.jpg

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    Hello,

    it's a Krupp S/15 double action fuze. At least Norway and Spain (Mod. 1894) used this fuze but I think others too. Yours is missing the scale. Such fuzes I know have been used on inert shells for (ballistic-?) experimental purposes. Sometimes it can be observed that such fuzes did not met quality requirements and were taken from the production lines not completely finished. The fuze thread is a typical Krupp thread. The british No.59 is also an example with this thread size.

    Regards, Alpini

    PS: I think you are the first person here giving correct meassurements of the fuze thread

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    Hallo Alpini,
    if the above is an S/15 , what is the nomenclature of the fuze in the attached foto. There are a few differences.
    regards,
    Bellifortis.Krupp S 15 001.jpg

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    Which differences do you mean? Nomenclature is the same, Krupp internal of course. The customers of Krupp often had own names for the fuzes.

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    Hi Alpini,
    the percussion apparatus is different. In my foto the firing-pin is integral with the fuze and you can see the top of the seperate cap-holder/striker with its safety-spring. In Bevers fuze the complete striking-mechanism can be screwd out as one piece. In the fuze of my foto, this is not possible.
    Regards,
    Bellifortis.S-15.jpg
    Last edited by Bellifortis; 4th December 2018 at 02:02 PM.

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    I am sure it's possible also for your fuze. The small gap between the fuze body and the primer screw is visible in the photo.

    The construction with the six ignition holes wouldn't make any sense if it is a single piece.
    Last edited by Alpini; 4th December 2018 at 03:14 PM.

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