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fuse ID ?

Article about: found this shell fuse at my local antiwues store, looks like it survived the detonation, any info on it? ( i knwo nothing about shells) on the top there is 3/16, R, V.S.M, (what looks to be)

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    found this shell fuse at my local antiwues store, looks like it survived the detonation, any info on it? ( i knwo nothing about shells)

    on the top there is 3/16, R, V.S.M, (what looks to be) 80IVA, 583A, and a veryfaint F right on the tip, then on the base there is, V.S.M, 3/16, 583A, (bad stamp but what seems to be) 80IVA again but there is also a circle stamped over the I.


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    i got it guys, british #80 type IVA, the explosion moved up the fuse tunnel and blew off the timing ring,

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    what made it difficult to id was the missing ring and also that is has aluminium parts, these were only made in aluminium initially, not bad for somthing found in a 1 bin

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