railroadgun shell

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railroadgun shell

Post by detector digger » 27 Dec 2018 12:52

hello can anybody identify this shell
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Re: railroadgun shell

Post by OpanaPointer » 27 Dec 2018 15:08

Are you sure that's a shell?
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Re: railroadgun shell

Post by detector digger » 27 Dec 2018 15:14

yes thats the bottom of an exploded shell,probably 32cm railroad gun

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Re: railroadgun shell

Post by hucks216 » 28 Dec 2018 11:40

I don't know much about ammunition etc beyond the very basics but if that is the bottom of the shell, why would it have a hole in the bottom? If that was the place for a primer cap that ignited the charge then wouldn't that be in the propellant casing rather than the shell itself? And, why is it curved? For something that has supposedly exploded it looks too neat and tidy.

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Re: railroadgun shell

Post by detector digger » 28 Dec 2018 14:40

hello hucks216,its like you say the propellant casing,but i called it shell,i think its exploded as you can see the shrapnel of the sidewall of the casing and thats why the bottom is bend like a dome.i can find no other expanation but maybe somebody knows exactly what it is by the stamping of the date and the other numbers on the bottom

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Re: railroadgun shell

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 28 Dec 2018 18:37

I think the “c/95” indicates type of primer.
P could be “polte”. Manufactured in 1939 (maybe 3rd month or quater or..? Sorry, no help with the 818.

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