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Posted: 9/21/2005 5:22:59 PM EDT
Identify this shell. Bonus points will be awarded to whoever identifies the shell base on the left.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:25:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 5:25:17 PM EDT by Schulze]
Walnut. What do I win?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:26:39 PM EDT
3" parrot?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:28:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 5:28:29 PM EDT by DOW]

Originally Posted By soowah:
3" parrot?



It can be fired out of a Parrot, also a 3" Ordnance Rifle. What kind of shell is it though?

ETA
Dayum, that was fast.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:33:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:

Originally Posted By soowah:
3" parrot?



It can be fired out of a Parrot, also a 3" Ordnance Rifle. What kind of shell is it though?

ETA
Dayum, that was fast.



cannister shot, Hotchkies ?? just a guess tho.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:35:02 PM EDT
Hotchkiss shell, correct. Stand by for a closeup of the shell on the left. Care to take a shot?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:41:12 PM EDT
105mm ?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:42:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TomF32:
105mm ?



Nope
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:43:35 PM EDT
Wow, I guess my Dad dragging me around to all those Civil War battle fields *finally* paid off.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:03:29 PM EDT
spent 120 mm abrams base??
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:07:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 7:08:03 PM EDT by cyclone]
75 mm case from a field gun or tank gun?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:10:11 PM EDT
I would say it is some sort or early rifled shell from a Parrot gun!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:10:17 PM EDT
Spent tank shell, 120mm. combustable case.

Field Arty rounds aren't in cartridge form (the shell and powder charge(s) are separate), the 120mm Abrams round is the only thing I know of that uses a combustable casing...
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:11:35 PM EDT
Tag so I can find the thead to add pics of a Hotchkiss gun
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:12:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 7:16:05 PM EDT by Ineedhelp]
The shell casing on the left is from a 3 inch Mark 7, 50 cal navy deck gun.

I have an identical piece sitting next to me as my ashtray.


ETA:

What did I win?


Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:13:46 PM EDT
old post-civil war black powder howitzer round?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:32:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave_A:
Spent tank shell, 120mm. combustable case.

Field Arty rounds aren't in cartridge form (the shell and powder charge(s) are separate), the 120mm Abrams round is the only thing I know of that uses a combustable casing...



The 105 mm howitzer has a cartridge type shellwith a centerfire primer. The WW2's were brass. During the vietnam years they devoloped a spiral steel shell casing. Both the brass and steel cases held 7 separate charges of powder. WW-2 120mm AA was a bottle necked brass case. 155mm 175mm and 204mm(8") were projectiles followed by powder charge bags and a separate primer.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:46:13 PM EDT
The relic shell is a Type II Hotchkiss case shot, less the lead sabot, probably 3" caliber.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:30:10 PM EDT
I'd say the casing is a 6-pounder. Is that a "98" on the base?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:12:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 1:19:01 PM EDT by DOW]
All wrong. Here's the closeup. Should be easy now!
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:29:42 PM EDT
A German 88??
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:33:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:
All wrong. Here's the closeup. Should be easy now!
images.snapfish.com/344%3A582%3B23232%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2337%3D948%3D­%3B%3A%3C%3DXROQDF%3E2323%3A%3B%3B%3B28%3B84o­t1lsi



isn't that from the gun Paccino used in Heat?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:36:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:

Originally Posted By DOW:
All wrong. Here's the closeup. Should be easy now!
images.snapfish.com/344%3A582%3B23232%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2337%3D948%3D­%3B%3A%3C%3DXROQDF%3E2323%3A%3B%3B%3B28%3B84o­t1lsi



isn't that from the gun Paccino used in Heat?



roflmao
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:37:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By John Parker:
A German 88??




DING DING DING!

I didn't think it would take so long!
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:28:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:

Originally Posted By John Parker:
A German 88??




DING DING DING!

I didn't think it would take so long!



That was actually my first guess before I scrolled down... but it was a shot in the dark.
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