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£ 125 WW1 HZ14 German Fuse on a Shell Base Antiques & Militaria
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WW1 HZ14 German Fuse on a Shell Base Antiques & Militaria

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Portsmouth, South EastUpdated 3 years ago
Sale typeTrade
MakeWW1 HZ14 German Fuse on a Shell
Your referencePQE0XM99E4EF
Recommended UsageCollection item
ManufacturerWW1 HZ14 German Fuse on a Shell
Seller TypeTrade
Your Reference NumberPQE0XM99E4EF

~ WW1 HZ14 German Fuse on a Shell Base ~

This is a trench art piece. A HZ 14 German fuse has been attached to an 1899 made 9cm K 73/88 shell case.

Inherited from the 1914 German fuzes generation based on the technology developped for the 'KZ 11' de l'obus universel comme la fusée percutante 'KZ 14' fuze of the light field gun, the HZ 14 fuze was the medel initially dedicated to the light field howitzers, but used afterwards with numerous other guns and howitzers.

Just like its generation fuzes, it included the graze action arming system with two components (mobile primer pellet and percussion system safety by stem and gunpowder pellet), and the pecussion system (axial mobile graze pellet and static percussin pin, safety spring and safety stem blocking) that was the German state of the art in 1914.

The fuse is stamped…

‘HZ 14


HB 107’

The shell base is stamped…

‘AD 18

HL 3

FEBR 1899



Dez 1919

Crown over Gm 8’.

~ Dimensions ~

The base diameter is 9 mm and when mounted, the assembly is 4 inches (10 cm high).

It weighs 1.4 kg.

~ Condition ~

The piece is in good condition for its age with some oxidisation.

~ Postage ~

UK postage is £18, international at cost and it can be viewed in our shop.


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