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Article about: Hello i've just acquired a very old shell from a tag sale. The shell is 8 1/2 inches tall, and about 2 inches from one side to the other. It's very thick making me think it is very old. It o

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    Hello i've just acquired a very old shell from a tag sale. The shell is 8 1/2 inches tall, and about 2 inches from one side to the other. It's very thick making me think it is very old.

    It only has two markings on the bottom.

    EP
    97 (...1897?...)

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    Some pictures would help

    Thanks

    Steve T

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    Hi, one of the Articles on this site may prove helpful:- BOOKS BY ANTHONY G WILLIAMS , Have a hunt round this site.

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    Could be a 57mm British or Belgium shell ....
    .... 'EP' for 'Ecole Pyrotechnice

    Gary J.

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    Quote by Gary J View Post
    Could be a 57mm British or Belgium shell ....
    .... 'EP' for 'Ecole Pyrotechnice

    Gary J.
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    5.7cm Nordenfield dated 1897 Mfg. by (EP) Ecol Pyrotechnique Antwerp, Belgium.......BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Would this have been used by the Belgians in the Great War?

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    Would this have been used by the Belgians in the Great War?
    Yes it surely would have been used in the Great War by the Belgians.....BILL

    http://users.skynet.be/fonck/57gunc.html
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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