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    3" Field 75mm oh my

    I have a couple of projectiles/casings in my collection that I would like to sort out.

    The first casing's head is shown below. Seems straightforward: 3" Field Gun. Right? Right.

    The two projectiles in question, along with their fuze plugs are next.

    I also have a 75mm casing that is completely unmarked.

    Questions: What is the difference between the projectile for a 75mm and that for a 3" Field Gun? I think that the 3" has two grooves for crimping. Is that it though?

    Might I (reasonably) correctly mate my grooved projectile with my 3" casing?

    I assumed that the various fuze plug thingies were for shipping of the shells. If so, why so fancy? Why not one piece?

    Thoughts?
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    Lightbulb 3" Russian shell

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    The shell with groove under the driving band is a russian shell

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    Interesting.

    I am attaching a scan of the base. Looks like the letters LN repeated twice, once followed by 16. There is also a circle with an N and another letter that I cannot make out.

    What makes you say "Russian"?
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    Lightbulb russian 7.6 or 3"

    I know that American machinist have made some 3"russian shells for France, Russia and Great Britain
    This shell is setting with Schneider Fuze
    LN is perhaps for Lyon Artillery Park

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    Those are french projectiles i think

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    Lightbulb Russian 3in

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    Sketche of 3in russian and 75mm french From American factory
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    doctor where did you get this info from?
    Book or tech manual?

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    Lightbulb 3"russian

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    Documents extracts of newspapers American Machinist since the great war

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    Was there an article? Do you have a reference (Date)?

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    Lightbulb re 3in

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    Machinery
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    The Industrial Press
    The Machinery Publishing
    London Co Ltd
    1916
    By Douglas T Hamilton

    i've two type of 3" Russian HE shell

 

 
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