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Fuze bomb pointy bit, Safe to take home?

Post by stejens » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:15 pm

Just out in the field, is this part safe to take away?

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Re: Nose bomb ? Safe to take home?

Post by stejens » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:25 pm

Taking picture but says file too large, it's the pointy bit withe a screw in bit, and a nobbly bit on the back, size of the palm of my hand.
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Re: Nose bomb ? Safe to take home?

Post by oldartefact » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:47 pm

stejens wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Taking picture but says file too large, it's the pointy bit withe a screw in bit, and a nobbly bit on the back, size of the palm of my hand.
To be on the safe side it would be best to leave it where it is, mark the spot, and contact the landowner and bomb disposal.
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Re: Fuze bomb pointy bit, Safe to take home?

Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:37 pm

No way of knowing without the pictures. Best to mark anything you're suspicious of, so it can be retrieved later.
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Post by roamingrob » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:54 am

Best way ..If you are not sure leave it ! no second chance if you get it wrong.. x;
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Post by RRPG » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:50 pm

Without a picture it is impossible to give you any other advice than, leave it alone and call the authorities. Sorry.....but that is the only way it can be!
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Re: Nose bomb ? Safe to take home?

Post by Wansdyke44 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:49 pm

stejens wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Taking picture but says file too large, it's the pointy bit withe a screw in bit, and a nobbly bit on the back, size of the palm of my hand.
You are describing a fuze, but as said without pictures impossible to say what state it is in.
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Post by oldartefact » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:07 pm

For peace of our minds, it would be nice to know whether this all ended safely.
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Post by alloverover » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:57 pm

oldartefact wrote:
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For peace of our minds, it would be nice to know whether this all ended safely.
I shouldnt loose to much sleep OA, I havent heard ant loud bangs lately ( or seen any detectorists blown up in the news) ::g ::g

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Post by Mud Max » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:09 pm

Just found something that looks like a bomb. It's not easy typing while your jumping up and down on something. Nothing happening so I
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Re: Fuze bomb pointy bit, Safe to take home?

Post by stejens » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:23 pm

Hi guys, sorry, home now so can upload a picture.

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Reason I thought it is possibly the safe bit is because I always enjoy looking at RRPG's polished up ones in his post lol, and always wanted one myself :).
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Re: Fuze bomb pointy bit, Safe to take home?

Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:31 pm

Appears to be a No.199 fuze for a 3.7 inch gun.
Already gone pop, so perfectly safe and free to a good home ::g

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Re: Fuze bomb pointy bit, Safe to take home?

Post by stejens » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:38 pm

MilitaryMetalMagnut wrote:
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Appears to be a No.199 fuze for a 3.7 inch gun.
Already gone pop, so perfectly safe and free to a good home ::g

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Thanks Simon, I shall get my wire wool out :)
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Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:40 pm

stejens wrote:
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Appears to be a No.199 fuze for a 3.7 inch gun.
Already gone pop, so perfectly safe and free to a good home ::g

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Thanks Simon, I shall get my wire wool out :)
Should have plenty of tasty markings, too =P~ ::g
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Post by Machinist » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:30 pm

Well done a nice complete one, should clean up nicely. We do not find them around here but have seen plenty on the forums.
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Post by Johnnn » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:32 am

Nice complete one will clean up nicely , type 199...HH Johnnn

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Post by stejens » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:31 am

Would a good scrubbing with wire wool be the best method to clean this, in water with soap?. Or any other methods before or after?.

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Post by Johnnn » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:52 pm

hI Stejens,
I have posted these piks of mine a few times, mine cleaned up with a low velocity sand blaster and silica sand, you have got lucky and have a really good example there. You may not have access to a sand blaster so soaking in soapy water for a few days would start the cleaning process off and wire wool (stainless steel) would do nicely... HH...johnnn
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Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:07 am

Personally, I always clean my finds with soapy water, and a damn good scrub with a brush (Nylon bristles). Steel wire would probably wreak havoc with the deteriorating Zinc nose cone, but either way is just as good ::g
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Post by stejens » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:35 am

You have some nice ones there Johnnn , thanks for advise. ::g
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Post by stejens » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:37 am

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Personally, I always clean my finds with soapy water, and a damn good scrub with a brush (Nylon bristles). Steel wire would probably wreak havoc with the deteriorating Zinc nose cone, but either way is just as good ::g
Maybe I will need to invest in a good nylon brush, you scare me now with the steel wreaking havoc on Zinc :-SS

I just want to do the best job on cleaning it up as I can. :)
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Re: Fuze bomb pointy bit, Safe to take home?

Post by stejens » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:24 am

I've been hand scrubbing an old fuse bit for practice, with wire wool, and I still don't see brass :( it's still orangy.

I just ordered some of these wire brush drill bits, in hope they do the job??

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Post by stejens » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:44 pm

Well?? Anyone tried these?
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Post by JBM » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:08 pm

We get lots of these AA shell nose cones from WWII including many pieces of broken timing rings etc from the raids on Bristol docks and Filton Airfield..

That when the old Tin hats came in usful.

As a youngster of the times I remember them well.

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Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:21 am

stejens wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:44 pm
Well?? Anyone tried these?
My apologies, only just seen the new posts!

They would be good! Brass bristles is a good way to go, not too rough on it ::g
I normally like to give the really hard on crud and corrosion a rub by hand with a copper brush, takes longer, but it's great doing it while watching the telly, too ::g

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Post by Stillburning » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:03 am

stejens wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:44 pm
Well?? Anyone tried these?
I bought an identical set a couple of years ago, great for cleaning up larger items such as fuzes, large horse brasses and machinery plates ::g

In the attached photos I cant remember though if I cleaned the fuze up with the brass brushes or the steel one I already had, horse brasses were with the brass ones ::g
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