German Zündschnuranzünder 39 Fuse Lighter

This little guy is the Zündschnuranzünder 39 or Zdschn.Anz. 39 This fuse lighter is used to light a time fuse attached to a prepared charge of hollow charge. It may also be used to ignite a smoke candle or, with a trip wire attached to the pull cap, as a fuze for booby traps, activated antitank mines, or improvised mines.

It looks a lot like the fuse used on an E39 egg grenade but doesn’t have the wings, collar and is quite a bit smaller as you can see by the comparison photos below. Also the thread is left handed as opposed to right handed on the E39.

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