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Article about: Hello Everyone, I picked this up from a local estate for \\$7 today. I figured at that price I couldn't go wrong even with the rust. I am however at a loss for what I've bought (artillery, tan

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    Hello Everyone,

    I picked this up from a local estate for $7 today. I figured at that price I couldn't go wrong even with the rust. I am however at a loss for what I've bought (artillery, tank shell, etc.). I've attached some photographs in the hopes that someone may lend me their wisdom.
    Thank you and warm regards.

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    Update: After glancing at my photos for a while from a new direction, I've tentatively concluded that the item is marked twice with the broad arrow, meaning it would be British in origin. I picked up some WWII epherma from this same sale, so I'm sure if this may be WWII or WWI, however I imagine it is one or the other.

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    I'm not an ordnance guy but for $7 I think you did very well. That's an impressive shell. I'm sure someone here knows more about it.
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    You did well for $7.
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    My concern is that this one hasn't been fired. Are you sure it is decativated? Just saying.....

    I know little of shells. There are some here who could ID this in a heartbeat. But maybe an 18 lbs shell? At least a place to start

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    The facing broad arrows indicate that it was an official disposal/ decommission released by the government.Also it appears to have remnants of nickel plating as on presentation,souvenir ,trench art style items

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    Looks like a QF 18-Pounder shell. Common shells, but very hard to find in this condition. You've done very well for $7!

    You should be able to unscrew the fuse, assuming the threads are still in good shape. That would tell you right away if there is any explosive content remaining.

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    Spotter, after a second look I did take note of the chrome you mentioned. Absolutely spot on. I can't believe I missed it. Thank you!

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    BrodieBartfast,

    I gave it an honest attempt but I believe the fuse is stuck. Perhaps for the best. Thank you for your wisdom!

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