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    Unidentified Shell Base Primer Protector

    Hi Everyone,

    Firstly I am new to the forum so if this in in the wrong section my apologies.

    I collect WW1 era fuses and shells but I'm not an expert and I'm leaning a little bit more every day.



    I came across this shell primer protector amongst a small lot of WW1 fuses I bought several months ago but I have never been able to identify it.

    It is made from brass and measures 137mm by 131mm. It is stamped No 50 Mk 1 on one arm and BMC 66 on the other side with the remnants of red paint.

    I do not think it is WW1 related but could be wrong I honestly have no idea.

    Any help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated.



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    Thank-you

    Shaun

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    I have listed it as for a 105mm gun, possibly the light field gun 105x326R? I just listed it as 105mm. We need confirmation.

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    Hi Ron,

    Cheers, hopefully someone can confirm either way, its been really annoying me for some time now not knowing what it was issued for.

    Shaun

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    No50 Mk1.jpgNo50 Mk1 b.jpgHere is two photos from this forum on No50 Mk1 clips. 1966 dated so not many choices for the cartridge that used them.
    There is a good group of these clips if you type primer protection clips into the search.

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    Cheers Ron,

    Many thnaks

    Shaun

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    Clip Cartridge No.50 Mk1, Pt. No. RW305 is used with Cartridges 105mm SP Gun Mks 1 and 2 systems for the Abbott.

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    Thanks AE501. I thought this was the correct case.
    The Abbot SP gun uses the 105x 326R case with 4 mouth crimps to hold the cap.
    The projectiles are rammed but the cases are manually inserted. Headstamped 105mm FD .

 

 

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