I posted this in my latest "antique store finds" thread, but I was hoping I could post it here as well to get a more definitive answer as to what it is.
I bought this dummy round (brass casing, wooden tip) at a hole-in-the-wall antique/ militaria shop in Ticonderoga, NY. The owner of the shop claimed it is a WW2 Sherman Tank training round... something trainees could use to familiarize themselves with the 75mm cannon on the tank without the heft or danger of using a live 75mm shell. The price was right, and it certainly looks period to me, so I took a chance.
What do you guys think of it?
The head stamp reads:
The primer is marked: U.S. 18 1425-284
Around the primer is marked: 75mm GUN (FLAMING BOMB LOGO) LOT 1272 - 19 E.M.C.
Also, very faintly marked is: OT P9512 - 5 8
SO! What is this? Pre or post WWII?