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Need help identifing large shell.

Article about: I 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 p

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    Need help identifing large shell.I 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.Need help identifing large shell.Need help identifing large shell.Need help identifing large shell.Need help identifing large shell.

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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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