Strange firing pin

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Strange firing pin

Post by 10MOTB » 31 Dec 2021 17:20

Hy guys.

Few days ago I found strange firing pin long aprox 7 or 8 cm. It is heavy.
What do you thing, which system belongs to?
Tank or canon?

Thanks fpr any opinion.
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Re: Strange firing pin

Post by Hans1906 » 31 Dec 2021 21:17

I would please urge you to keep your fingers away from this material.

Where, and when found, unfortunately your user profile does not give that...?
Five new fingers will be expensive, if at all, a new head will be difficult. 8O

Only your request speaks volumes, often even experts do not even recognize the material, you should remove yourself very quickly, a well-intentioned advice!!!

Stupidity never dies out, frightening... :roll:


Hans

P.S. Why such a topic is not deleted immediately, I do not understand, is there some kind of intention behind it?
(Perhaps a kind of preview, with which one transports oneself into a nirvana...)

About this you can only shake your head, as long as this should still sit in the right place 8O
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Re: Strange firing pin

Post by Hans1906 » 31 Dec 2021 21:49

There are meters of literature on the subject "Kampfmittelräumdienst",
and nobody reads all this:

Kampfmittelräumdienst https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampfmittelräumdienst

Most of this literature is available only to the experts, if at all.

Photos: https://www.google.com/search?q=kampfmi ... =759&dpr=1

The inconspicuous "small stuff" causes the vast majority of victims, lost bodily extremities are rather a minor issue...

Happy digging! 8O


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Re: Strange firing pin

Post by LineDoggie » 01 Jan 2022 00:16

Hans1906 wrote:
31 Dec 2021 21:17
I would please urge you to keep your fingers away from this material.

Where, and when found, unfortunately your user profile does not give that...?
Five new fingers will be expensive, if at all, a new head will be difficult. 8O

Only your request speaks volumes, often even experts do not even recognize the material, you should remove yourself very quickly, a well-intentioned advice!!!

Stupidity never dies out, frightening... :roll:


Hans

P.S. Why such a topic is not deleted immediately, I do not understand, is there some kind of intention behind it?
(Perhaps a kind of preview, with which one transports oneself into a nirvana...)

About this you can only shake your head, as long as this should still sit in the right place 8O
It's NOT unexploded Ordnance
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Re: Strange firing pin

Post by 10MOTB » 01 Jan 2022 07:08

This is just a piece of metal. There is nothing explosive in it. :D

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Re: Strange firing pin

Post by AnchorSteam » 02 Jan 2022 00:48

10MOTB wrote:
01 Jan 2022 07:08
This is just a piece of metal. There is nothing explosive in it. :D
Yes, and those of us with good vision can see that. :milwink:

How about some measurements? If you have it in your possession, could you give us a more exact idea of how long it is, how wide and an exact idea of the width of the hollow area. Depth would be helpful too.
Without that, it will be very difficult to figure this one out.

Maybe part of a large gun, removed and thrown away to sabotage it, or.... part of the fuze for a bomb, perhaps?

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Re: Strange firing pin

Post by veeteetee » 03 Jan 2022 13:57

Definitely striker / firing pin from an artillery gun. The spring is inside the striker and both are contained in the breech block of the gun, typically under a quick-detach (for cleaning) cover plate.

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Re: Strange firing pin

Post by AnchorSteam » 03 Jan 2022 19:46

veeteetee wrote:
03 Jan 2022 13:57
Definitely striker / firing pin from an artillery gun. The spring is inside the striker and both are contained in the breech block of the gun, typically under a quick-detach (for cleaning) cover plate.
Right. I'm no expert, but wasn't most German cannon ammo electrically fired, or was that just for the AFVs?

Really heavy guns of battlewhip-size fired bagged charges, so.... perhaps this was for a 28cm gun or smaller. I wish we had a location for the discovery,

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Re: Strange firing pin

Post by Grzesio » 04 Jan 2022 09:24

AnchorSteam wrote:
03 Jan 2022 19:46
Right. I'm no expert, but wasn't most German cannon ammo electrically fired, or was that just for the AFVs?
Tank guns were electrically fired, land guns had generally percussion igniters (with very few exceptions).

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Re: Strange firing pin

Post by AnchorSteam » 05 Jan 2022 20:01

Grzesio wrote:
04 Jan 2022 09:24
AnchorSteam wrote:
03 Jan 2022 19:46
Right. I'm no expert, but wasn't most German cannon ammo electrically fired, or was that just for the AFVs?
Tank guns were electrically fired, land guns had generally percussion igniters (with very few exceptions).
Thanks, so what about Naval guns?
For some reason I am thinking something from 21cm-28, maybe a former naval gun made into a shore battery or RR gun. Really don't have anything to go on other than the size of this thing.

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