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Article about: I was digging in some of my things I bought at an Auction quite a while back and found this shell. Could anyone tell me what it may be?? Thanks, John

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    I was digging in some of my things I bought at an Auction quite a while back and found this shell. Could anyone tell me what it may be??
    Thanks,
    JohnClick image for larger version. 

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    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Boys antitank cartridge.
    chris

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    For the British .55 cal Boys anti tank rifle as used early in WW2-soon became obsolete as tank armour was increased and other more effective weapons like the PIAT were introduced in service.

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    A very nice round.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I ghess a Gi bring back.
    chris

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    Thanks Guys: I now know what I have. Itr was in a box from an estate. I was looking for some WWII Stuff and I didn't find any.... I thought. Bought A box of some tools and just junk for 2.00 and forgot I had not looked all the way to the bottom of the box. till now.

    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Just to give you full details it is an Armour piercing Mark I round.

    Details on my website here: https://sites.google.com/site/britmi...boys-2/boys-ap

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

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    The Boys AT Rifle was also used by American forces in the Pacific. Although it was not much good against German armour, it was quite useful against the thinner armour on Japanese tanks and pesky bunker positions. This is another possible explanation for it turning up. Nice find

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    Thanks Guys for all your information. And Thanks Tony for your link to the web site.
    I now know what I have .

    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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