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|A1987...Absterdam time fuze, with flange, screwdriver slot. |
Fuze was manufactured in the Federal arsenals using Absterdam design, time fuze was made of a brass. Fuze was installed and tightened with two screwdriver slots. Distinguishing feature is holes were placed around the throat underneath the flange, this was to capture more flame gasses to achieve a better burn of the paper time fuze. Primary use of these fuzes was for Absterdam field caliber projectiles. Fuze measures: length 2.1in., body diameter 1.0in., flange diameter 1.3in., 12 threads per in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg. 110.
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