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Hello out there.

Bought this the other day and have no idea what it is.

A series of brass nuts screwed onto a painted mounting.

Any thoughts gratefully received.

Many thanks 

Carl

 

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Just an off the wall thought, spanner size gauge for ordnance fuse spanners.... though spanners would be brass not sure why nuts need to be...

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Possibly drain plugs for an amphibious vehicle? The inspectors mark on the one close up looks like it could be Canadian (?).

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CM3334 is a Plug, preserving, no 2 and caps the outlet of the compressed air reservoir used to fill the recuperators on  artillerysuch as 17 pdr and 25 pdr. 

 

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15 hours ago, Adrian Barrell said:

CM3334 is a Plug, preserving, no 2 and caps the outlet of the compressed air reservoir used to fill the recuperators on  artillerysuch as 17 pdr and 25 pdr. 

 

Adrian, you are a legend.

I fired a number of gun salutes at the Tower of London back in the 80’s. In those days they used 25 pounders and the answer to my question was staring me in the eye all this while.

Thanks again Adrian and all those who have responded. Really appreciate your time.

Carl

 

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Hi Carl, glad to help! Just to clarify, it's not fitted to the gun itself but to the air reservoir used to charge the recuperator, it's like a small oxygen cylinder, 5 1/2" in diameter.

 

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Is there anything you don't know Adrian?!! 😍

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Yes I didn’t read your explanation properly and thought it was on the actual gun. Understand now.

Many thanks again Adrian, really kind to share your knowledge.

 

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