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Article about: I picked this impact fuse up from Earlstown market this morning. It only cost 10, but I've not a clue what type of shell it is from - or what era. Can anybody help identify it? The only mar

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    I picked this impact fuse up from Earlstown market this morning. It only cost 10, but I've not a clue what type of shell it is from - or what era. Can anybody help identify it? The only markings to the fuse that I can see are... RC 3GO. I suspect it is post-war, but it has been nicely sectioned to show the workings.

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    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Hi Steve, I would guess that too. Suspect RG = Radway Green.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi Ade,

    I did wonder if it was RG. But it really does look like an RC. But what the hell ? At a tenner - who cares? Any idea about the shell size?
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Ah..does look like RC now I look again...

    No idea on the item. Sorry.

    But you cannot got wrong on the price!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    10 quid for that, you lucky sod!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Earlstown market turns up a lot of military stuff at cheap prices! I got a WW1 type compass in immaculate condition a few months ago for 15. I think the stall holder's drop their prices when they see how poor I look.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Its a no119 fuze commonly used on 25pdr projectiles and a bargain at a tenner
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    Well spotted Spotter! many thanks for the info. I shall use it to stop my wads of 50 notes falling off my desk.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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