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Sussex D.Day training grounds

Article about: Heres a pic of a shell ground picked from the hills above the coast of sussex used by the canadians prior to d day,its 330mm tall and 82mm at the base,i found two many years ago,i did have a

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    Heres a pic of a shell ground picked from the hills above the coast of sussex used by the canadians prior to d day,its 330mm tall and 82mm at the base,i found two many years ago,i did have a sten gun cut in half as it was ploughed up but i sold that upon getting married [silly boy],there was a live mortar on a shelf of a farmers outside toilet but i dont know what happened to that,nothing nasty i hope.Does anyone recognise the shell ?
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    looks like a 105 to me.

    What does the top of it look like, is it hollow?

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    im thinking 25pdr BE SMK ,it looks very slightly tapered at the base can you measure it further up above where it tapers
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    nice picture,i agree with diameter as drawing and top is 60mm o.d.
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    It's a 25 pounder.

    Take a look here at the ones I found (base ejecting smoke rounds by the way.....NOT dangerous in any way )

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/collection...-united-18108/

    Steve T

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    verty interesting thank you,ive found a fuse on e bay so im getting near to assembling one like you,thanks again Colin.

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