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Two shell cases found

Article about: Here are two shell cases that a friend of mine found in a skip on monday! Please see attached pictures. They are as tall as a standard biro, and have a diameter of 2.95 Inch (in the end wher

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    Here are two shell cases that a friend of mine found in a skip on monday! Please see attached pictures.
    They are as tall as a standard biro, and have a diameter of 2.95 Inch (in the end where the shell fits).
    Any ideas about the markings, they are
    - VS & M
    - And an M with what appears to be an I in the middle of it?
    Also, what gun would they have been fired in?
    Thanks
    Jimbo
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    With that size they could be starter cartridges for a very big engine. I have some in similar sizes but perhaps a little shorter. Just a guess.....

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    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
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