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World War One247 of 682 WWI Mark VII Marching Compass, Creagh-Osborne Mfg 1914 tin
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    Posted 7 years ago

    battlegear
    (69 items)

    The US adopted the French M1897 75mm Artillery gun during WWI , this brass M1907 artillery fuze is dated 1913 and has been fired [inert]

    M1907 Powder Train Time Fuze which was designed to function at a predetermined time. The rings were rotated to the time desired and on firing the flame would shoot down a flash hole on the fuze igniting the powder inside.

    The French 75mm Model 1897 was capable of firing up to 24 rounds per minute.

    The First World War caught the US Artillery unprepared. Our 3 Inch M1902 and M1905 were in no way the equal of the modern German and French Artillery. We quickly adopted the “French 75” and the “Schneider mle/1915”.

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Great information.

      These were a favorite of trench art craftsmen-- often found converted into inkwells.

      scott
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Is this basically the CW style Bormann fuse?
    3. battlegear battlegear, 7 years ago
      The Bormann appears to be an early version of a powder train type fuze

    4. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Great post and information. Keeping history alive and well. Also a fine military collection. Do you have a favorite piece?
      Roy.
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 11 months ago
      that's pretty simlar to the one i found. thanks for the info! this is not my area of expertise by any means!

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