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    Some 37 mm rounds

    Some 37's.

    I am actually only sure about one match between projectile and case (the Winchester).

    Anybody have a source for fuses?
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    Here is a 37mm case shot. I bought this ages ago from a catalog.

    It is
    l: 100mm
    w: 514 gms.
    Measured dia.: 36.8mm
    On base: "H" within a triangle
    On side: AM. O. Co. (American Ordnance Company. Presumably from their Lynn Mass. factory)
    Date: 1896-1902

    I wonder which casing it might go with. Any ideas?
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    Last edited by Birdseye; 8th November 2008 at 04:22 PM. Reason: I evidentially cannot spell "I".

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    Who manufactured the one with "WNY" in the headstamp?

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    Are the last two shells (the longest case ones) the M4 /M10 US 37mm of the type used in airacobra aircraft and patrol boats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Who manufactured the one with "WNY" in the headstamp?

    The casing was made by the Washington Navy Yard. If (I say IF) the projectile is the one that went with the casing, it was made by the Toledo Screw Products Company. For what it is worth, the projectile has naval inspection markings.

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    Thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZ REICH View Post
    Are the last two shells (the longest case ones) the M4 /M10 US 37mm of the type used in airacobra aircraft and patrol boats?

    No, they are both ca. 1900 and for a QF gun of some kind. I haven't quite gotten that far with them yet.

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    Your 37mm types

    The two right had projectiles are 1 pdr. subcaliber types, the one you mention as having Navy markings if dated 1917 is in the correct case. The Navy reloaded cases and older cases can be found on later projectiles. The Driggs 37x136r case was loaded with a Driggs projectile which is base fused and flat tipped common shell, these can be early 1890s Navy issue or commercial export. I will attach the picture of the subcaliber cannon as used. I have posted a discussion of U.S. Navy subcaliber projectiles on the Projectiles section, if you can find it it should help.
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    U.S.N. 37x136r Subcal Gun

    as mounted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gspragge View Post
    The two right had projectiles are 1 pdr. subcaliber types, the one you mention as having Navy markings if dated 1917 is in the correct case. The Navy reloaded cases and older cases can be found on later projectiles. The Driggs 37x136r case was loaded with a Driggs projectile which is base fused and flat tipped common shell, these can be early 1890s Navy issue or commercial export. I will attach the picture of the subcaliber cannon as used. I have posted a discussion of U.S. Navy subcaliber projectiles on the Projectiles section, if you can find it it should help.
    Hi, and thanks.

    D:17-THE TOLEDO SCREW PRODUCTS CO - 1-PDR.MK.V.-

    E (far right): 1-PDR.T.MK.V. B.S.CO. LOT 26 CON. 9-8-13 (Anchor in center)

 

 

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