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    British 18lb Shrapnel cutaway

    Finaly finished my 18lb shrapnel,It was in relic condition when i got it a few years ago.The body has since been filled and repainted.The markings are all duplicated in the same position as the originals which were just visible .It is fitted with a no80 fuze.the centre tube ,pusher plate and ejection charge tin cup are originals.The shrapnel balls were sent to me from fellow member andysarmoury.
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    Hello Spotter,
    Well done mate, that's an excellent cutaway you have produced for your collection.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Cheers,
    Invest

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    Thanks investment,im tempted to have a go at doing the cartridge for it next,only thing is would have to display it laid down as its top heavy enough without having bits cut out of it

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    Well done Allan a really great job excellent work.
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    How did these shells work? did they explode or just shoot the balls out of the front like a big shotgun? ( I know nothing about shells)
    Cheers, Paul

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    Hello paul ,yes theyre basically like a shotgun.The attached drawing shows how it works
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    Thanks Allan.
    The timing for the shell to go off must have been critical then to get a good shower of balls onto the troops heads.
    Cheers, Paul.

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    nice one spotter looks great

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    Thumbs up Nice piece.

    Very nice work Allan, it would be nice to see a sectioned case as they are a little more unusual to find and the whole item really tells the full story.

    As for displaying the whole item laying down, have you considered that perhaps you could discretely rivet the case on or solder it onto the steel projectile (not really a good idea now it is painted) or even use a glue ?

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    I'm sure you could find an 18 Pounder case with a crack in it. That would be ideal as you could cut out the bad part and make good use of an otherwise junk case. You would probably be able to get a cracked one for less as well.

 

 
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