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    Without a year the correct Basic Body Colour (BBC) is difficult. I do not think it is properly marked and if you decide to strip this you should find stampings, usually just above the driving band on QF Fixed projectiles. You can then find the marking system for the period and mark it accordingly. There is no SAP for 6Pr 7Cwt of WWII era, only AP, APCBC and APDS and of course nose fuzed HE, so I believe 2 Pounder is probably right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AE501 View Post
    There is no SAP for 6Pr 7Cwt of WWII era, only AP, APCBC and APDS and of course nose fuzed HE, so I believe 2 Pounder is probably right.
    Don't forget APC.

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    It does not appear in my book. It is 1955. I should probably have had a look round in the forum. Thanks tankbarrell.
    Oops! I forgot about this lot, there is the very SAP.
    None of these are mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE501 View Post
    It does not appear in my book. It is 1955. I should probably have had a look round in the forum. Thanks tankbarrell.
    Oops! I forgot about this lot, there is the very SAP.
    None of these are mine.
    NICE 77mm smoke round. That one always eluded me.
    Dave.

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    The number on the base may refer to the fuze and looks very ww2 to me, Bonnex might have an idea.
    If this is made for ww2 use with HE the fuze would not be the same as for the older Black powder filled
    types. Is that a C around the Broad Arrow ?

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    thought I'd google TNT filled shell to see what came up particularly IMAGES, some very good stuff there lots of Chillwell photos before and after the explosion killing 139 workers. No help with the paint scheme in question but well worth a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gspragge View Post
    The number on the base may refer to the fuze and looks very ww2 to me, Bonnex might have an idea.
    If this is made for ww2 use with HE the fuze would not be the same as for the older Black powder filled
    types. Is that a C around the Broad Arrow ?
    I am not absolutely sure about broad arrow in an oval. According to one of my 'decode' documents(WW1 vintage) for markings this symbol was used to show the steel had passed analytical and mechanical tests for Land Service.

    Arrows with letters and numbers are typical of work marks identifying the inspector(s).

    Unfortunately A3335 eludes me in terms of a design number but 'A' was used on 3 and 6 Pr to indicate annealing.

    As for the painting of the shell, it looks good display piece to me even if it is repaint. It clearly has some age to it. Stripping it back and producing a pristine shell would I suppose eliminate any doubt that it is a repaint!
    N.


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    @Gspragge: it's a broad arrow in an oval/circle.

    I'll leave the painting as it is.

    Thanks for all the comments till now! All new info always welcome!
    Greetz

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    Could be this shell. Gun powder filled.
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    Norman,

    The Broad arrow within an oval, is, as you state pertinent to the steel, it is a 'material transfer stamp' and found on forged projectiles. If the steel bar stock passes the various test criteria it is stamped as such and any projectiles made from that specific piece of steel are stamped to show the source material had passed the tests.

    The number following the A is probably the lot number of the heat treatment.

    TimG

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