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Article about: Hi there Hope some one can help me on this. My brother has just found this unknown British War Department Tool which I suspect has something to do with ordnance. It is dated 1941 and several

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    Hi there

    Hope some one can help me on this. My brother has just found this unknown British War Department Tool which I suspect has something to do with ordnance. It is dated 1941 and several letters like ML which could be manufacturers abbreviations. So what is it ?


    thanks
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    Hello tankfreak,

    It looks like it could be a tool to installation/removal the Base Plugs on Mills Grenades.

    Could you take a few measurements?
    ...the distance between the centre of one pin to the centre of the other pin
    ...the diameter of the pins

    Cheers!

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    To install firing caps in 25 pdr. cartridges?

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    I would suspect it is either for removing the primer from a cartridge, or for setting a time fuze. I would tend to think the latter more likely, as I doubt it would produce enough torque to take the primer out of a large cartridge. It is definitely not a piece of 25-Pr equipment however.

    I did notice that it has II N stamped on the left side, which could be Mk II Naval?

    Rob

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