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    I need an expert to identify a Japanese WWII Item

    Can anyone identify this Japanese item??? To me it looks like a gain to something. I have never seen anything with this amount of parts.
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    That's my item . I did post it on here a couple of weeks ago . No pos. ID but you can understand why my description is so vague . Thanks .

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    I collect Japanese WWII ammunition, AA rounds and Artillery rounds. Non of my items have and type of firing Primer like this. I would really like to know what it is. I have posted this on several forums.
    Let's hope for an expert to reply.
    Kaydee

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    Please note that I have described it as "probably a piece of Japanese WW2 equipment " & prospective buyers should make up their own minds as to what it was for . At no stage do I suggest it's ammunition related . Thank you & hope your search for an ID is successful . Siegfreid .

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    Siegfreid,
    I never said or implied that you were misleading or improperly described the item. It is Japanese by the writing but what it goes to, you and I are looking for an answer.
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    Please note that I have described it as "probably a piece of Japanese WW2 equipment " & prospective buyers should make up their own minds as to what it was for . At no stage do I suggest it's ammunition related . Thank you & hope your search for an ID is successful . Siegfreid .

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    It may assist if someone "chalks" over the characters "carefully" on the outer metal rim and post a couple of closeups again - the combination of faint kanji amongst pitted metal is making it hard to distinguish the markings.

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    Thank you Dronica . I have used tailors chalk to try & enhance the symbols . Don't know if this is any good ? Mike .

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    Sorry Mike, but you really suck at "chalking" (just joking - as I really suck at translations!!!). You need to carefully chalk in the middle to distinguish the strokes.

    OK, I grab one of your early photos and enlarge it - seems the LHS Character may actually be 2x closely stamped together as shown here:

    Possibilities:

    1) Taisho 大将 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 大將) 十(Jū) [basically 10th year in Taisho > 1921] ???

    2) Dai (large) .... something ???

    3) Roku
    六 (six) ......
    ...for a 60 Kg bomb???

    At this stage, (1) would be my best guess.


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    Drew

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    Thanks Drew . I know my pictures are a bit sub standard but I still only use a 20 year old Sony Mavica that I've had since 1999 when I first started selling stuff on the interweb . I've tried the one on my phone but can't get the hang of it . Still , if it ain't bust , don't try to mend it !
    Cheers , Mike.

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    Mike,

    Unfortunately the photo resolution of cameras 20 years ago cannot match the resolution of even the basic "smart" phones today - time to upgrade!

    Cheers
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