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My $10 flea Mkt find

Article about: Hi- I picked this projectile up to day at a small flea mkt. for 10 bucks. It will make a great door stop, but can anyone help me to ID it?

  1. #11
    CBH is offline


    That is probably for the best , as I was writing my response . I was hoping you wouldn't fool with it too much , there are many stories out there about old munitions long thought to be inert that weren't ! I'd hate for anything harmful to befall any member here , I'm glad you took the cautious approach and got rid of the shell . Welcome to the forum and sorry about raining on your parade about your new find .

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    Better safe than sorry !! Nice find though...
    I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "

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    Please let us know the out come of this piece.

    Semper Fi

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    Will you get it back if it is found to be safe??

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

  5. #15
    CBH is offline


    Nope , it gets blown up usually . But that does tell them if it was live or not , small explosive charge placed against the shell and detonated , if it's simply the small explosion it was inert , however if there is a large explosion it was live all along . European farmers are still being hurt by WWI shells over 100 years later . Better safe then sorry .

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