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    ID for shot required

    possibly 9lb in weight, diameter not known. What is that screw for?

    Last edited by LCplCombat; 21st November 2020 at 11:41 PM.
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    I believe the screw/plug is for a fuze. It may still have a charge in it.
    Last edited by Slick; 22nd November 2020 at 12:39 AM.
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    I believe the screw/plug is for a fuze. It may still have a charge in it.

    So the screw would be removed and a fuze inserted when it is fired?
    "Any live or recovered ordnance in my posts has been dealt with by trained EOD personnel"

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    Time for tea.

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    Yes. Commonly referred to as a shell as they are hollow. Until loaded with black powder.
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

 

 

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