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1942 Australian 25 Pounder case

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    Gday all,
    Picked this up with a pile of books (9 off) for 20 bucks.
    1942 Australian manufactured 25 Pounder case.

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    I won't polish it up as I do like it's current aged look.
    Would anyone know if you can still obtain the Cordite bags (empty of coarse ) for these cases?
    2-3 bag's per case was the norm I believe depending on range and projectile type.
    Thanks for looking.

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    Love the shell.....recently saw a 18 pdr from 1918, neighbour works for ST vinnies and someone bought it in, he thought the staining inside was rust, but it was oxidized gun powder, you could still smell it....he asked me to look at it, he was quite shocked as I was able to tell him the markings....he got 300 for it!!!! All for charity...

    Sorry I can't help on this one...

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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    Would anyone know if you can still obtain the Cordite bags (empty of coarse ) for these cases?
    2-3 bag's per case was the norm I believe depending on range and projectile type.
    The standard 25-Pr cartridge came with three 'portions' in red, white and blue bags, giving Charge 1 (red bag), Charge 2 (red + white bag) and Charge 3 (all bags). There was also a separate cartridge for Charge Super. Later in the war, half portions were introduced.

    They do turn up from time to time, I have some red and blue bags, but haven't found a white yet. I got those from eBay (empty of course )

    Rob

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    Thank's Rob for the info mate.A1.
    Will keep an eye out.
    Good on ya cobber.
    All the best.

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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    Thank's Rob for the info mate.A1.
    Will keep an eye out.
    Good on ya cobber.
    All the best.
    You're welcome. Just found this in my 'unsorted jpg folder of crap':

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    Rob

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    Excellent Rob
    Thanks again mate

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    Nice one Dave,
    Here's my shell casing collection, and I don't know allot about these
    Regards
    René

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    Gday Rene,
    Nice stuff mate.
    The 20mm could be a Oerlikon Cannon case.

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    Hi René, the 18 prd is WW1, same gun as my Grandad was on.

    Cheers, Ade.
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