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harley1962

Hello

Found on a recent field walk, does anybody have any idea what this was once part of.

Could anyone also tell me what the markings are on the Fuze head find (J.M.R  CME)

Thanks in advance.

Carole

 

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303man

Pusher plate from a Shrapnell shell, and a fuze unknown type and country unless you can find makings like 101 etc

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harley1962

Thanks 303man.

Re fuze no numbering only other mark I can see is a F and date 4/18

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DorsetDan

Carole ,

The disc is found on top of the blast/flash tube under the fuze of a shrapnel shell .

The markings on the fuze , i would think are the manufacturer ( but which one ? ) , I would take a guess its a British No. 101 !    DD

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23 hours ago, harley1962 said:

Could anyone also tell me what the markings are on the Fuze head find (J.M.R  CME)

 

The fuze was a British No.101 percussion fuze, with remains of a No.2 gaine emerging from the base.

 

It was manufactured by MR-CME, which was Midland Railway Co. (Chief Mechanical Engineer's Office), Derby. I am not sure about the J. It is separate from the MR and might identify the specific workshop used to produce the fuzes. The Derby plant was huge and made many different items for the war effort.

 

 

 

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MikeyH

From the evident damage, it was used on a H.E. (high explosive) round. Yes would

concur it is a No.101 Fuze.

 

Mike.

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harley1962

 Thanks everyone.

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dickaren

 Here is a No 101 mark B II from the same manufacturer.

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Richard

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