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    could u tell me what the difference is between urs and mine. because mine says t.m.?
    i've just looked at my 20mm casings and they're 10,2 cm.
    Steve T said it probably isn't a 20mm casing.

    Could u try to explain me how a Italian casing got in the Netherlands at the northern point of it near Groningen?

    greetz,

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    The TM would be the head inspectors initials at the Bologna arsenal in 1936.....B-36...capice ? The 20mm could be an American 20mm x 102mm Vulcan,the center round in my picture.why don`t you simply measure the opening where the projectile goes in and then you will know if it is 20mm ????????????
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    it's 20mm but from what kind of weapon is this casing?
    I saw at your picture that there was writing on the side of it. My casings doesn't have any writing what so ever.

    Still don't know how a Italian casing got here. I'm looking in the internet but can't find anything.

    greetz

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    these casings aren't ww2 relics, right?

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    I need some help to identify this casing.It's from a friend of mine and he would like to know where it's from etc.

    At the bottom of the shell are the markings:
    1944
    ot 2795 8f
    25pr II
    ecc

    Could u please look at my earlier replies with casings? One of them was italian but i still don't know what the other is.

    cheers,
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    This shell case is a British 20 Pounder Tank round....BILL

    Ordnance QF 20 pounder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "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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    maby a stupid question but how can u be so sure?

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    Mark II

    25-pounder with a muzzle brake.The Mark II, fitted to the Mark 1 carriage was the standard gun during World War 2. They were built in Australia and Canada but mostly in UK. Deliveries (from UK production) started at the beginning of 1940 and first entered service with a Canadian regiment stationed in UK during May 1940. No Ordnance 25-pr Mk 2 on Carriage 25-pr Mark 1 were lost in France. This gun fired all charges, 1 - 3 and Super. A later addition were charge increments. These were added to Charge Super for direct fire anti-tank and necessitated the adoption of a muzzle brake to reduce recoil. Guns with this modification were known as the Mark 2/1. The distinctive brake is a well-known feature of the gun that makes it easily recognized.

    could it be this?

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    Originaly pict. shell looked like a 20 Pounder but it is actually a WW2 25 pounder...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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    Hi,it`s Canadian made.
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