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    I have 2 shell cases that i think i have worked out what they are but was hoping for additional comments or comfirmations.
    Both are Broadarrow marked, one is from the Australian Navy 1950s a 4.5 inch Mark 3.5 case
    and the other is a Boer War era (1900?) case i think but i don't know what gun its from, any ideas based on the photos anyone?

    pete

    1. Naval shell case 42cm high and 16.5cm base
    Base headstamp:
    4.5 IN MKS 3.5 GUNS
    LOT 286
    ECC
    FV
    OOO
    N5
    195
    Centre:
    N39 MKI B&B 12/62 5 4/63 CY OOO

    2. Boer War shell case 39cm high and 10.5cm base
    Base headstamp:
    2/00
    TD
    BOC I
    1
    23 2 00
    CF
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    The first is a British case made by E.Curran & Co. (ECC), South Wales. The primer was filled at ROF Chorley in April 1963.

    The second is "EOC", not "BOC" and was made by Elswick Ordnance Co., later part of Vickers.

    It is not my area of knowledge but a guess is it looks like a 3 Pr. Nordenfelt. Loaded once with cordite full charge on 28 february 1900.

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

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    Thanks for that Tony

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