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18 pounder shell case.

Article about: Got this today from the local flea market, though I have never seen another which has such a deep patina of the brass, even after a polish it is still very dark green, almost black in colour

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    Got this today from the local flea market, though I have never seen another which has such a deep patina of the brass, even after a polish it is still very dark green, almost black in colour. I have taken pics next to my other example which is very brassy in comparison (which used to have badges glued to it).
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    The discolouration is certainly unusual.

    Made by Elswick Ordnance Company (Vickers) and filled once with a full charge.

    I cannot read the manufacturer on your other case.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Thanks for the info Tony. I assume it has stood somewhere damp for the last 90 or so years.

    Here is a clearer picture of the other case.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks for the info Tony. I assume it has stood somewhere damp for the last 90 or so years.

    Here is a clearer picture of the other case.
    This one greatly resembles the one I just bought. I wonder what the values range on these? I picked up two -- one being just a shell casing like this one and is WWII dated, the other is a 20MM Pom Pom round dated 43 and 44. The Pom pom is complete with bands and warhead and such--the other aint.

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    Almost looks ground dug the colour is so deep.......

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    Maybe you all can help. I found this at an antique shop and I'm giving it to Dad for Christmas. I found a little info but I was hoping y'all could tell me some more about its history.

    The imprint details on the bottom read as follows: (outer ring)
    18 pr
    LOT639
    B.C.S.
    10/15
    CF

    (Inner Ring)
    No. 1 (there is what looks like a very wide Roman numeral 1 under the "No.1")
    LOT1841
    10/15
    B.C.S.

    I know it's an 18 pounder but not sure if it's WWI or II but the only thing that resembles a date is the "lot 1841."

    If there's any forums I've seen that May give some help I'm sure it's this one! Thanks in advance!

    John

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    looks to me like the date is 10 /15 so Oct 1915 you see them dated this way sometimes ,some photos would help if you can post some

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    Hi JerryB,
    It is a bit dark iv not seen one the colour at all,but as said could be ground dug i got hold of one last weekend for four pounds a nice 1907 issue. Minus the primer but a nice piece to go with my two complete ones. i just need to finish polishing up a bit now
    it is from Coventry Ordnance works.
    Dave.Click image for larger version. 

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