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    Unknown WW1 US shrapnel shell?

    I am posting for a friend at another forum. I am guessing a 3.8 or 4.75" shrapnel shell, but the OD seems to not work. Any ideas?
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    Lifted from the web, here is a 3.8" howitzer shell, seems to be a perfect match, fuze and base identical, but this picture has no measurements to compare with the one he has.
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    Measuring across the reduced diameter partway up the ogive isn't accurate. It looks like a 4.7, but the wrong color for U.S. unless a training round.
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    Is the fuze the 31 second M1907M (bigger one than the 21 second M1907M on the 3" and 75mm Shrapnel) or is it the M1914/1915 45 second? Thanks, Bruce.
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    Thanks to all, it has the 31 sec fuze, the tape measure pictured was at the opening, not base , so it must be the 4.7". Here is a pic of the fuze.
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    Very nice rare fuze.
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