I have only a modest collection of big ordnance, but anyone who collects the big bullets knows that the hardest-to-find parts are fuzes. I’ve been searching for years for early VT fuzes to complete the restoration of my USN projectiles and finally decided I was never going to find them, so I retired to my laboratory and made some replicas. They’ll do until the real thing comes along.
Left to right are MK 58-4, MK 58-1, and MK 59-0. I’m in the process of making another MK 59 since I just recently got good photos of a real one that has been sectioned to show the guts.