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    37mm M1916

    These belong to a friend. Can anyone tell him if the projectile and shell are used together?
    Thanks


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    For the most part they are, though I'm not sure what lot series of casing would be correct for the projectile. One of the ones I have has both the PE&M CO projectile and casing with a matching five digit and dash lot number. Is the projectile fuzed? Cheers, Bruce.
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    I would agree even if the lot numbers don't match (things get mixed up over time) the lot on the case
    isn't for the MK1 series.

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    Thanks to both of you. It's not in my possession so I don't know if its solid of fuzed.

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    Annoyingly, I just ran across this information last night while looking for a drawing for the 57mm T-18 in my files from Aberdeen. I remember looking at my 1916 and comparing it to the drawings. I do remember that the date was from 1935, yet still for the model 1916 gun, so the match is likely. I’ll see if I can find it again, but they are listed like 7-14-234 so it isn’t easy to find something specific in the 49,000 drawings.
    -Steve
    found a couple of the drawings... one is 1929. Shows MKII projectile in MKI case
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    Last edited by 94thFS95; 8th September 2019 at 08:04 PM.

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    Thanks Steve. That is a lot of paper to shuffle.

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    A good question would be when SMC started production of the MKII HE. That would help to narrow down what exact case, either the MK I or the MKIA1 or the MK1A2. All are dimensionally the same at 94mm, but differ in their priming. I think the MKI used either what was called the 20gr or 40gr primer, the MKIA1 I have has no primer but was remanufactured from a MKI and over stamped and the primer pocket is cut for a primer the size of the M23A1, so I would suppose it used an M23. Lastly, the MK1A2 used the M23A1 primer. Again, the key would be SMC. Cheers, Bruce.
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