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Likeaboss
05-17-2019, 08:16 AM
Cleaning out personal belongings from a deceased relative and came across this. I think it's probably an artillery shell projectile that's inert but figured it wouldn't hurt to run it by some subject matter experts (that's you folks) to see if anybody recognizes it and can confirm before I monkey with it.

It's about 8" long and maybe 5 or 10 lbs. Any thoughts?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190517/5a59242af63b25fc9f8fbe72d6a7cda5.jpg

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RobertMcC
05-17-2019, 08:33 AM
Whats the diameter?

SwissArmyMan
05-17-2019, 09:16 AM
It's probably somebody's lunch. A vacuum flask of some sort...

RobertMcC
05-17-2019, 09:23 AM
It's probably somebody's lunch. A vacuum flask of some sort...

Well the shape is similar shape to a Russian 122mm shrapnel shell. But that only had 1 driving band, not 2.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7b/Rus122shrapnel.JPG/800px-Rus122shrapnel.JPG

kennymo
05-17-2019, 09:29 AM
Definitely artillery, and it’s been fired, the rifling has cut the copper driving bands at the bottom. No idea if it’s a practise round or what.


https://youtu.be/c-4iOOfgBQo

Likeaboss
05-17-2019, 12:57 PM
Okay thanks, so unlikely to have powder or anything inside of it that could go boom if I move it around? Or is that a possibility?

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Drache
05-17-2019, 01:02 PM
Okay thanks, so unlikely to have powder or anything inside of it that could go boom if I move it around? Or is that a possibility?

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No powder and there is no fuse so you're ok.

What is the diameter of the projectile?

Forbes/Hutton
05-17-2019, 01:04 PM
It's green.

Stew
05-17-2019, 02:00 PM
could be naval round

Likeaboss
05-17-2019, 02:46 PM
Whats the diameter?
No powder and there is no fuse so you're ok.

What is the diameter of the projectile?3 inch diameter (76.2mm)

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LB303
05-18-2019, 09:38 AM
Don't touch it! A crack team has been dispatched to your location!
https://www.atimetolaugh.org/images/men-disarming-bomb-hatchet.jpg