That will do some damage. Nice!
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
You bet MAP, Hopefully not to my house !!!!!
Is the fuse easy to open on the top ? As you say its been fired just hope it wasn't a misfire
The copper driving band shows that the projectile has passed through a barrel, and the fact that the fuse is intact suggests that at least this bit has never hit anything solid. Weight the shell and then find out what a full one should weigh. If your example is much less you have nothing to worry about!
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This is a smoke shell, there should be a plate on the bottom . High explosive shells have a solid base and are painted buff yellow, they also have an impact fuse. Nice projectile for sure
Last edited by 4md; 03-22-2017 at 01:04 PM.
Very nice 25 pounder, nice to see the markings, I have 2 HE's, one with all the markings and one not so well marked.
YOurs was probably filled at DIL Ajax, my home town.