roxunreal wrote:Interesting stuff. Still interested in actually 100% confirming the priming/arming mechanism. In the odd chance that it's really possible for it to blow if dropped, I might get rid of it or put it in a safer place than my ammo shelf. It's not a very pretty example anyway.
The only reference to electric arming for this type of round that I have found is later (1954) shells of US manufacture, as you appear to have an earlier UK round it is likely to be percussion fused as per the diagram and dropping best avoided.
By the way do you have any idea what this thing is? I didn't take this one with me but it sure tickles my interest. My first guess would be a rifle-grenade-something, maybe with a signal or target practice purpose?
No idea, what a tiny little projectile though.