Scovill Artillery fuse
Posted 10 November 2019 - 09:26 PM
Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:58 AM
Yes, it's WW1 vintage. Commonly used in the 75mm cannister round fired from the famous French 75.
Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:53 PM
WW1 fame, for the common shrapnel shell. Used right up to WW2 by some artillery units. Early WW2 TM's still list them.
Posted 11 November 2019 - 03:27 PM
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 03:45 PM
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:14 PM
nreed, I noticed your picture, I was 82nd , 1/17th Cav in the 70's, Airborne All the Way, so we say....and you?
Thanks for all the information guys! I actually skipped on the fuse and instead got a complete 18 pounder. Its from a British QF-18, dated 1915 (pics attached)
Im currently in 1-319 AFAR, part of 3BCT
Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:17 PM
Edited by nreed_94, 11 November 2019 - 04:17 PM.
Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:21 PM
Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:24 PM
Posted 12 November 2019 - 06:35 AM
Posted 12 November 2019 - 11:00 AM
Fuze is normal rt hand threaded. Certain amount of risk in damaging the fuze is always expected, why unscrew it? Shake it, if it still has the plunger ( pusher plate), you will feel it. If it has original paint ( rare) best to leave it. However, if curiosity has taken over, I would apply oil ( Kroil or PB blaster) on the warm mating seam ( careful not to get it on the paint) , then hot cold, outside overnight if very cold ( freezing best), then warm it up inside ( hair dryer).That may be enough to expand/ contract the fit ( the brass fuze and steel case expand and contract at different rates) and allow the fine oil into the threaded portion. Then, get two drill bits same diameter as the notches , stick them in the slots and carefully put in a vice to bear down on the bits only. Cloth pipe wrench on body and apply unscrewing pressure. Repeat for days, weeks? If no luck, leave it alone. No one likes a nicked/ bent/ deformed fuze or shell. I had a 16" inert fuze w/ adapter I successfully seperate this way, it took three days. I put the fuze assy in the freezer then heated up outer adapter with a hair dryer. To my surprise it seperated and broke free with little effort. Good luck.
917601: I have one of these put-together .75mm shells with fuze. Still retains remnants of the red color on the casing. Any trick to unscrewing the fuze, such as reverse threaded? Kim
Posted 12 November 2019 - 12:12 PM
Posted 12 November 2019 - 03:11 PM
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