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  1. SAFA1

    SAFA1 New Member

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    Hi Everyone - Is anyone able to help identify the shell casing in the photo. My son would like to do his history project on this. Thanks for the help! Shell casing.jpg
     
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    Welcome SAFA1 , I'm sure someone on here can id the casing but could you give the dimensions; width, length etc.
     
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    Hi Biak - thanks for the reply. The casing is 10cm wide and 30cm high - but it has been cut off so was originally longer. It is brass.
     
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    Oh great I had to do some computations and convert cm to American inches. :)

    Try a search for 4" artillery shells.
     
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    It might be a 105 MM howitzer shell case or possibly a 75/76 mm anti-tank gun? It's hard to tell WO exact dimensions of the rim diameter and thickness, the case diameter just above the rim, the diameter of the booster and primer pocket. The numbers shown are all different, pertaining to the various lot numbers and are meaningless WO the other data.
    Sincerely,
    Stewart.
    PS Once you know those dimensions try Jane's Ammunition Handbook. If you write back, I might be able to look it up, or might not as the old stuff gets kind of sketchy?
     
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    Case for a QF 25lb field gun commonly used by Commonwealth forces.

    It is a Mk2 case, manufacturer ECC, manufacture date 1940, N30 is the examiner's stamp, the arrow is the acceptance stamp, lot number is 898.
     
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    Thanks so much for the help everyone. We really appreciate it!
     
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    Thanks Alan. It was brought home from North Africa by a friend of the family who fought there during WWII so the Commonwealth forces link would fit with that. Thanks!
     

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