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Need help identifing large shell.

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ID:	652028I came across this shell at the local scrap yard recently and am presently trying to figure out whatever i can about it. It is empty and the hole in the bottom shows that is is inert. [I]m posting some pics in hopes that someone with more knowledge about these things can help me out. Thanks in advance.Click image for larger version. 

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    My first impression is that it's a Navy 5"/38 projectile. These were used on Destroyers as main armament. A very versatile gun.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Sorry have to ask..... Not live is it?

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    He says it has a hole in the bottom and is empty, so I'd say it's safe.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    interestiing Projectile..
    Worth saving from the scrap pile.

    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    It might need a strong shelf to display it. I have a 4.5 inch WW1 Howitzer shell sitting on the wall in the garden. That's the closest I've ever got to getting it indoors!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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