It is unknown where this clockwork device comes from.
Does anyone have an idea?
Let me know.

Photos © Joe.


This igniter looks very much like the US M1A1 pressure firing device, but it's not the same.
Is this also an American fuze, and if so, why is it so different?
Let me know if you have an idea.


Unknown fuze :

I have this picture in my computer for a while now, but don't know who I got it from.
" Minenzuender-D. Versuch " is the title of the photo. (Minefuze German, experimental).
The body seems to be bakelite, or maybe darkened brass.
Aluminium components, it seems that the safetypin was similar to the one of the
ZZ35, the aluminium top seemed to have had a small hole.
The bakelite cup covers the detonator insert looks german ww2 too, as I've seen on the
ZZ42. It seems to be thát type of threads, not the T-mine fuze threading.

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Photo © L.B.

Looking for name and origin of the fuze shown on the right.
It has a striker and a spring in the top halve (approx. 15 mm long)
There are two holes in the end similar to German
ZZ42 fuze (one hole is not visible, because of the sping pressure)
Safetypin is missing.
The fuze body itself is 87 mm long and is 14 mm in diameter.
The empty brass tube on the base is 47 mm long and is 12 mm in diameter.

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Francesco has a nice one to identify.
It's the fuze on the white RGD-5.
I have no idea, do you know who made and used this plastic fuze?

Who uses white RGD-5's ??


Is there anyone that can provide more info on these Detonator tubes?
Length: 45mm , diameter: 7mm.

They carry the marking " RB " on the slightly hollowed base.

Which country used these and when, and what does "RB"stand for?
let me know if you have any info.

Photo © W. Jordan.


Below : unknown pull fuze that looks a lot like the

Krilan got me the scan of a Polish document, mentioning the (German) fuze.
Pull fuze? delay? name? Does anyone have an idea?

Maciek provided this translation of the Polish text :

" Fig 49. German friction igniter ANZ-29:
a) general view b) cutaway c) second variant of the igniter
1 - case 2 - cover 3 - friction element 4 - hook 5 - ring

There are also igniters with a longer case encountered (fig. 49), having slightly less diameter and different threading, not matching threadings on charges.
This type was probably intended for supplying other (not german) armies "


Who can help with the proper identification of this US clockwork device Mk13?
Bernt has it in his collection but no written documentation has been found so far.
drop a line if you have information.