ID`D as Timer Ring, No207 Artillery Shell Fuze, 3.7inch AA

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ID`D as Timer Ring, No207 Artillery Shell Fuze, 3.7inch AA

Post by Dave The Slave » Tue May 29, 2018 3:15 pm

Found this last week on pasture and assumed it was a coupling from an agricultural irrigation system.
While cleaning up today, a scale of numbers appeared.
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Reminded me of an Anti Aircraft fuse fragment.
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Made of brass, weighs 81.4g, going on the curvature of the fragment at the top, would give a diameter of around 66mm.
The scale starts at 8 and goes round to 17. Each number is marked off in 1/4 and there is 6mm between each number.
Found on pasture near to a WW2 airfield, approx. 8" deep, with a 400i, custom mode, 2 off max sensitivity.
Any help appreciated ::g
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Re: Anti Aircraft Fuse or Agricultural pipe connection /

Post by silversabrebri » Tue May 29, 2018 3:17 pm

looks like a fuse mate ;)

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Re: Anti Aircraft Fuse or Agricultural pipe connection /

Post by JBM » Tue May 29, 2018 3:33 pm

We get lots of these nose cones and timing ring fragments around Avonmouth Docks area.

Many have the year of manufacture on the brass timing rings.

In those days we wore tin hats when the air raids were taking place.

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Re: Anti Aircraft Fuse or Agricultural pipe connection /

Post by Badger1935 » Tue May 29, 2018 3:50 pm

Hi.During my National Service in R.E.M.E. I was a 3.7" anti aircraft gun fitter.I handled many fuses for this gun albeit intact.The numbers round the tapered end ring a bell and the size seems about right.I am pretty sure that it's a fuse fragment perhaps after it had been fired.

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Re: Anti Aircraft Fuse or Agricultural pipe connection /

Post by RRPG » Tue May 29, 2018 5:45 pm

Nice find. Timer ring from a No. 207 artillery shell fuze, used mainly in the 3.7inch AA artillery piece. That big oval groove gives it away. Google it, you'll see what I mean! :)
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Re: ID`D as Timer Ring, No207 Artillery Shell Fuze, 3.7inch AA

Post by Dave The Slave » Tue May 29, 2018 6:48 pm

Thanks for the replies and the precise ID from RRPG.
until it was washed this morning and saw the numbers, just thought it was agricultural.
My 1st piece of WW2 larger than a 303 bullet, so very pleased.
Thanks all ::g
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