German 88 FUZE in English?


#1

Ok, this is pretty wild. Does anyone have any ideas that would explain why this German 88MM projectile fuze is stamped with both German and US markings?

Jason


#2

APFSDS,

This fuze was renovated by the Norwegians in 1959, and was for their use.  They had a substantial amount of WWII German ordnance on hand and periodic maintenance of certain items, such as fuzes, was required to assure it would remain serviceable.  

Jim


#3

Thanks so much Jim! I was going to guess it was a US captured piece studied at Aberdeen or something? It seems to be in amazing condition for its age. Appreciate the great information.

Jason


#4

Raufoss Arsenal marks are regularly confused with the US Remington Armory/Arms Co.
Norwegian refurbish.

Doc AV
AV Ballistics.


#5

Careful there Jason. There are guys on this Forum who are a lot older than that fuze. We know who they are but won’t name names. :) :)

Ray


#6

Haha Ray! I just hope they are all in as nice a shape :-) Heck, I wish I was in as nice a shape!

Jason