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    U.S. 75mm Projectile question ~

    While I am assuming that this is a Shrapnel with the fuze hole listed at 2".
    I presume no adapter and the 1907 Scoville time fuze is the correct type.
    I have seen lots of range pick ups on U.S. sites, is this unfired body
    worth while ? Scoville fuzes are not often encountered in Canada -
    if ever.
    There seem to be no markings and the body is smooth, doesn't look replated and not drilled for a lamp ?
    Thoughts any one ~
    I'm a bit out of my usual area of comfort on this ~


    It could be a ww1 contract piece - but I rather doubt it ? but stand to be corrected as so far I've only seen HE
    without the double grooves -

    Official notes on the types manufactured up here for the U.S. in 1918 (no mention of shrapnel) and an image that does seem to show 75 HE types and
    what may or may not be 18Prs at the lower right. They have the look of a 75 with a thicker upper body and more distintive 75 shape ?
    But what does the 3" AA projectile look like ?
    Could this be a 3" AA HE but having of course a 2" openning for the time fuze instead of the PD types ?

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    Hello,
    Maybe one of these US 3in (if adapter is missing on your shell) :


    3in Mk1 AA (photos from BOCN)

    3IN AA MK1.jpg3IN AA MK1 Shell.jpg3IN AA MK1 DOC.jpg




    3in HE HC (photos from BOCN)

    3in HC 1.jpg3IN HC 2.jpg3IN HC 3.jpg
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    Yes it looks like the AA version missing adaptor -

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    Minenaz16 nailed it. Its a 3 inch AA projectile, it would have had an adaptor with the AA derivative of the m1907 fuze. It also could have hosted one of the varieties of aluminum conical powder train time fuzes that the US briefly had around 1918 to early 20s.
    Last edited by frijoles108; 6th August 2022 at 11:10 PM.

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    Where might one find an adaptor ? he said with a straight face

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    Speaking of the US 75mm shrapnel used with the 75 mm Field Gun M1897, does anybody have some actual dimensions for it? Because all I have are very detailed drawings for the 3-inch.

 

 

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