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    Date of 9 pdr projectile

    Can someone help me understand which numbers indicate the date on this projectile?

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    Re:Date of 9 pdr projectile

    lug markings

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    Re:Date of 9 pdr projectile

    base markings

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    Re:Date of 9 pdr projectile

    Shells are not my field, but I should think that an early studded example could quite easily have been made in 1896, either 6/96 or 9/96 depending on which way up the shell is. I am sure some of our shell experts can tell you more.
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    Re:Date of 9 pdr projectile

    I agree it could be either.This is a very nice shell either way.In very nice condition.Was it expensive?Tony.
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    Re:Date of 9 pdr projectile

    I picked it up at a flea market in Quebec City for $15.00 a couple of years ago. I couldn't decide if the date was stamped on the copper lug or if it was on the base. I was pretty excited to find what I consider a scarce projectile.

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    Re:Date of 9 pdr projectile

    This info may be of interest to you its from "Handbook For 9-PR. R.M.L.GUNS OF 6 CWT.& 8 CWT" from 1889

    "All shrapnel shell will be painted with a red tip 1 inch deep. All filled shell will have a red band, 2 inch
    wide, painted around the head, 1J inches from the top. In the case of shrapnel, this band will be 2 inch
    below the red tip. They will also be marked with the date of filling, and except (when filled by Royal
    Artillery), the monogram of station. The colour of the paint will be red on a black ground, or black on a red
    ground. Projectiles which are to be used for practice only will be marked with a yellow band round the
    head."

    is that yours on the right of the drawing


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    Re:Date of 9 pdr projectile

    Yes, it does appear to be the shrapnel shell on the right of the drawing. Thanks for the info

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    Re:Date of 9 pdr projectile

    Hi,I think you got a bargain indeed! I would think its worth 150 to 200 Gbp's(my guess),Do i understand correctly that the law on owning such items is quite strict in Canada? Cheers Tony.
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    Re:Date of 9 pdr projectile

    There are no laws against owning deactivated ordnance in Canada. Canada post will not ship any ordnance whether deactivated or replica and if discovered in the mail system it will be confiscated and destroyed. Of course if the item is packaged well then it's not an issue as they (Canada Post) would never know.

 

 

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