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    Can something maybe tell me a little bit more about this shell please its ww1 1916,its for my son who just got given it from a friend.thank you in advance,regards Jake.these are the only photo's he sent me.
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    It's an 18-Pounder shell casing. Fired by the Ordnance QF 18-Pounder, which was the standard field gun of the British Army during WWI. This one would have been manufactured in 1917, going on the date stamped on the primer. A lot of the time you find these engraved. In fact, I'd say plain casings like this one are in the minority. It would be fairly easy and inexpensive to locate a shell head and fuse for it, if your son wanted to complete it.

    Some info on the gun here: QF 18-pounder gun - Wikipedia

    Regards, B.B.
    ''Everyday you think of living. We are born to die, but I appreciate life. We live day by day, and I always say: yesterday is history, today's reality, and tomorrow's a dream.' -- Henry Flescher, Holocaust Survivor -- March 14, 1924 - August 29, 2018

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    cheers B.B this forum has such great members with a wealth of knowledge many thanks....

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