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Help identifying small brass item from Somme

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    Default Help identifying small brass item from Somme

    Hi guys, first time poster on the forum but i've been enjoying it for a while.

    I've visited the somme a few times and have always found these objects each time, could anyone help me identify them?

    I look forward to posting on this forum!

    Thanks,

    John

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    I think it's a Lee Enfield butt stock disc?
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Do a size comparison, lets see the dimensions etc

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    Thanks a lot, that's great if that is what it is.

    Here is a size comparison:

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    I dont think its a butt disc it looks too big i think they would compare with a 2 pence piece

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    Not a butt stock disc. Way too big.

    Any markings on the piece at all ?

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    It's an inside-part of a British Nr80 Time fuze
    Used on 18Pdr Shrapnell shells.
    This is the part where the flash tube starts from (and runs from top to bottom in the shell, where the propellant charge then bursts out the shrapnells).
    Most likely Great War era
    kind regards

    Ramses

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