[quote=“ordnance”]Depth charge interest?? Oh, yeah, love that big stuff when I can afford the space. I have a 1945 dated Mk9 and a 1943 vintage Mk6. To properly display them, I’m currently restoring a WWII Mk6 K-gun and arbor assembly, just about identical to the example from the Oregon Military Museum shown below. I hope to someday display mine in a similar fashion, attached to a small pallet with casters, but with the depth charge properly chained to the arbor in launching positon. This IS a heavy setup.
The bronze plate in the center of the Mk6 is not the actual pistol but the booster assembly normally fitted to the opposite end. It looks very similar to the pistol except there is no dial in the center for setting the firing depth. Both the Museum and I are still searching for pistols for our depth charges just in case anyone has a spare or two.[/quote]
Rick, I have acquired a WWII dated(1944 I think) Mk6 pistol fuze. I haven’t yet decided what I am going to do with it. I think I might use it as a trade item. They are next to impossible to find(as you know) and when you are looking to add something new/different to the collection, you often need a trade item of this rarity to acquire something that you don’t already have. I have one in my collection, and the only other one I have ever seen was sold at Manion’s Auction House 4 years ago for $2427. Regards, Marshall