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Text copied from TM9-1985-2 German Explosive Ordnance 1953 :

"Safety fuze igniter (Percussion type)"

Description:
Igniter consists of a cylindrical brass body containing a spring loaded striker held in position by a friction fit of the Z type with a cap to which is attached a large steel ring.
The percussion cap holder is threaded outside throughout the entire length, thus allowing it to be screwed into the igniter in either a safe (percussion cap away from the striker) or armed (percussion cap toward the striker) position.

Operation:
A strong pull on the steel ring detaches the striker release plate from the striker, permitting the striker spring to drive the striker into the percussion cap.

Employment:
Used to ignite safety fuse.



Photos Claude.



Could anyone confirm the description as copied from the US TM 9-1985-2?
It seems questionable if this fuze was really meant to ignite safetyfuse.
Send me an e-mail if you have another suggestion.

The photo below shows the igniter in the middle.
Left is the
Zündschnüranzünder29 , right is the T.Mine fuze 42.

Photo © Krilan.