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    I would need a little help to ID this spent fuse marked J-40, brass made
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    Regards

    Matt

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    Looks German to me Zeller. Almost certainly not British judging by the split fuze and relatively long thread.

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    Hi Steve - Happy New Year.

    I don't think it is German, as I would expect it to have a two or three letter manufacturer's code like "eej" or similar. I don' know of any single character German codes. Also there is no Waffenamt or fuze type stamped. They usually have the fuze number like "AZ1501". I agree though that it is not British.

    Location might give a clue.

    Cheers
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Hi both, more or less same location of the greek case. Difficult ground, it was used by the austro-hungarians first and then by germans. After the war even british and american troops trained there. I will later post an interesting alu flare case I found there too.
    I've seen some austro-hungarian fuses with the code J- and the year , obviously pre WW2. My guess is that it could be manufactured in Austria, used by germans, hence the code J-40. The german fuses for 20mm I have seen where always alu made, this one is brass.
    Regards

    Matt

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    I see what you mean Tony. Interesting piece. Happy New year to you too

    Zeller - I have 2 20mm MG151 (20 x 82) rounds sat on my desk. Both have brass nose fuzes, both definitely German.

    The Japanese Type 94 had a nose fuze of a very similar construction. Close.......but still not an exact match.

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    Steve, must be the hangover ...just checked and I also have some brass ones
    Regards

    Matt

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    Lol !


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    Could this be the fuze......Zt. Z. S / 30 Fg......
    Last edited by zwerge; 03-01-2013 at 02:31 AM.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    I mean the 20mm fuze of course,the claus.espeholt site ID`s a Junghans fuze with the letter J on it also,just a guess....Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Looks like the feller

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