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    Hi
    Can anybody help with the identification of this shell casing I bought a few years back, for instance year and what service, I think its Naval but I,m not sure. Thanks for your help .

    Martin
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    See if this link helps?

    Ammunition and Ordnance Treatise

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks for the Link Ade.

    Martin

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    I would suggest that the 'GD 04/89' is the makers mark and date of manufacture of the central 'blast cap' and the 'RLB 7/89' on the main body of he shell case are the manufacturers mark and date.

    Hope that helps.

    Steve T

    PS That link Ade gave you is worth trawling through until you find the info you need It'll be there somewhere !

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    Hi you have yourself a 4.5 inch shell case. In ww2 they were used as anti aircraft and they were also used as a naval gun round. They were used widly by the british and a few other nato members. If i have this the right way round if it in naval it will have an electric primer and if it is a land gun it will have a primer with a cap in like a pistol/rifle round.
    hope this helps.
    Andy

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    looking at the pick of the primer yours looks naval.
    will polish up nice if you have the elbow grease.lol
    Andy

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    Hi again
    Thanks Lads for your help, I just need to find some grease for my elbow so I can polish it up.!!

    Martin

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