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  • Gspragge's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 PM
    Gspragge replied to a thread 1942 Bofors round in Projectiles
    The 1940 on the fuze is not a date, but a lot or some such number, just a coincidence. The other one of these which I didn't keep has a different...
    4 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Nabob's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    Hi, if that is red on the front ogive and yellow on the cylindrical part it could be the German export for Afghanistan. Good luck with the fuze :-)...
    1 replies | 33 view(s)
  • super7's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 PM
    Got this unfired shell the other day in a bulk buy (of course totally inert). Not my expertise but I was told it is a German 7.5cm SprGr. No further...
    1 replies | 33 view(s)
  • Wgreen's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    Hi to all I believe this to be a 3lb /47mm Hotchkiss projectile from the 1890s it is a mark lll common shell of cast iron and has a makers mark of...
    0 replies | 35 view(s)
  • Darkman's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    Darkman replied to a thread 1942 Bofors round in Projectiles
    I think those tracers are for US shells. The British/Canadian ones were different. Attached photos of a No. 12 tracer.
    4 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Millsman's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 AM
    Millsman replied to a thread Bombs under garden bench in Other
    Blacker Bombards are rare. Great shame if drill rounds are disposed off. A Home Guard Museum would be very happy with those.
    2 replies | 124 view(s)
  • sksvlad's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    I finally got this movie and watched it. Wow, it is great, everything about it. One thing I've not realized that it actually happened, the film is...
    1 replies | 573 view(s)
  • Slick's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 AM
    Slick replied to a thread 1942 Bofors round in Projectiles
    Here's a potential tracer source. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/788879136
    4 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Darkman's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 AM
    Darkman replied to a thread 1942 Bofors round in Projectiles
    Very nice round Gordon, I like Bofors stuff a lot. Interesting that the 251 Mk III fuze was made in 1940 but not filled until 1942. I've found that...
    4 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Dreamk's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    Dreamk replied to a thread MinenBomb SC 1800 in Bombs
    May I suggest another hyothesis? The Light Blue paint, Dark green, Black and Red, were classical paints for metal parts and machinery (locomotives,...
    16 replies | 1078 view(s)
  • Gspragge's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Gspragge started a thread 1942 Bofors round in Projectiles
    I picked up this Bofor round. Actually 1943 projectile. It had the original tube which had been damaged. It is missing the tracer unit , does any...
    4 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Gspragge's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    I think the iron spacers are an 1880s - 1890s feature used by various designs and died out as it would have proved unnecessary. I guess the idea...
    5 replies | 1278 view(s)
  • Dreamk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    Dreamk replied to a thread Strange Bofors Bombs in Bombs
    John Hi! You are right, the plans drawings of the 12 kg sprängbomb m/37 and the 50kg minbomb M/37 still present the mention Bofors. However the 250...
    6 replies | 856 view(s)
  • Gspragge's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    I have seen one dated 41 with a projectile it had been a lamp. They don't seem to be common.
    2 replies | 79 view(s)
  • sksvlad's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    You may have noticed a large black German WWI bi-plane bomber called A.E.G.IV, I took several photos of it. It is supposed to have 2 engines with 2...
    2 replies | 259 view(s)
  • frijoles108's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Hello everyone! This is my new american 8 inch shell! 27 inches tall and 8 inches wide! Has no base plate its merely a threaded hole, just didnt have...
    0 replies | 75 view(s)
  • Falcon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    Falcon replied to a thread Bombs under garden bench in Other
    This paragraph from the article makes me wonder how many items have been lost this way. Mr Flaxman, 58, also gave the bomb experts an empty...
    2 replies | 124 view(s)
  • Falcon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    I have never seen a British made example with a WW2 date. The only non US examples I have seen with WW2 dates were Canadian. The only British...
    2 replies | 79 view(s)
  • John T's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    John T replied to a thread Strange Bofors Bombs in Bombs
    One thing that puzzles me. What source claims that m/37 bombs where named SAAB bombs? I never heard that designation. Nor anything that SAAB took...
    6 replies | 856 view(s)
  • SG500's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    SG500 started a thread Bombs under garden bench in Other
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-45891406
    2 replies | 124 view(s)
  • hangarman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Looks similar to the fitting used to push out an unfired 25pr so could be an earlier version.
    2 replies | 140 view(s)
  • highlandotter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    Possibly end of rammer for ML gun?
    2 replies | 140 view(s)
  • enrico959's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    Ho all, looking to buy a 75mm (75x350) M18 British (or Canadian) made shell case WW2 dated, preferably 1943. Thanks in advance. Enrico
    2 replies | 79 view(s)
  • Andrews148's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:40 PM
    I'm after some help please. Found on the beach in Jersey, in front of a British fort which was operational in the 18th and 19th century, could this...
    2 replies | 140 view(s)
  • Grzesio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    Grzesio replied to a thread MinenBomb SC 1800 in Bombs
    That's why I suspect, tropical blue scheme was fairly popular for bigger bombs in Europe. Official colour for normal climate bombs before July 1942...
    16 replies | 1078 view(s)
  • BMG50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    BMG50 replied to a thread MinenBomb SC 1800 in Bombs
    Being the lump it is i suspect it was painted this blue to match the underneath of German Bombers so it didn't stick out like a sore thumb especially...
    16 replies | 1078 view(s)
  • Grzesio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:33 AM
    Grzesio replied to a thread MinenBomb SC 1800 in Bombs
    It's not strange, as pale blue was a colour used for tropical bombs prior to July 1942 and apparently this colour scheme could be pretty common in...
    16 replies | 1078 view(s)
  • BMG50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 AM
    What a fantastic collection, Bordon camp in the UK that was once run by the the Canadians during WW1 and 2 and the surrounding area only has a small...
    1 replies | 96 view(s)
  • orcutteod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:52 AM
    orcutteod replied to a thread USN Drill Rounds in Projectiles
    Thanks for the correction and I agree to much.
    2 replies | 139 view(s)
  • HAZORD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:27 AM
    HAZORD replied to a thread USN Drill Rounds in Projectiles
    They would be 3 inch 50 cal (76.2mm) drill rounds, and good that you didn't spend the $500.00 Fairly common and no more than $75.00 each on a good...
    2 replies | 139 view(s)
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