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    johnnyg
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    Can anybody help with identification of this small shell I have?
    any advice much appreciated

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    Well.....it's a 2 pounder. Looks to be WW1 era. Many of the stamps mean little to us as they were check marks and inspection marks, made at the factory. I've attached some pics from a book I have. Sorry for quality but it will give you an idea at least

    Steve T
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    I've fiddled with the JPGs and made them clearer

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    Much easier to read now

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    VSM is proably going to be Vickers Sons and Maxim, made 1916 for Naval service. (Just seen I've duplicated the info in Steves post)

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    johnnyg
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    Thanks guys for this useful info - the item is of no significant value but it's an object of interest and it's good to know more about it
    cheers
    JG

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    JG

    This may be of interest

    37MM AND 40MM GUNS IN BRITISH SERVICE

    Regards

    Richie

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