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    3 pounder naval drill round.

    Hi i recently bought one of these on Spec auctions. It was listed as brass shell case having wooden bullet. Actually a 3pdr drill made by RL in 1903!The condition is not perfect but i have never seen another for sale or in a collection.Does any body else have one in gc they can take some pics of?? I cannot post pics at the mo,sorry my pc is u/s.Cheers Tig.

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    That sounds like a brilliant buy !

    I've never heard of one either.

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    cheers!

    Cheers Gordon,I will endeavor to take some pics for the weekend,its a most unusual round.cheers Tony.

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    3pr pics

    Pics attatched of 3 pdr naval drill,any info appreciated please.Tig.
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    Thumbs up Hens Teeth !

    I think you may have got some "Hens Teeth" there Tig, never seen one until now, very nice item indeed !

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    The way the projectile has been varnished unevenly and leaving some on the case neck looks suspect. Also the fact that the screw holding it in place appears to have been crudely filed flush with the neck makes me think it is someone's homemade effort at a replica projectile. All the large calibre drill rounds I have seen appear to be more durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigbrand View Post
    Pics attatched of 3 pdr naval drill,any info appreciated please.Tig.
    Hello tigbrand,
    These are the only genuine wooden rounds I've seen. They were designed for training purposes. The wooden projectile is destroyed by the rifling of the bren gun, but allows enough time for the gas operated action to cycle so the weapon can be (safely?) used in full auto mode.
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    Hi Tig, Theres a line drawing of a Vickers 3 PR drill/dummy round in one of the early issues of the armourer.

    The pictured round has a milled rim, four holes drilled through the case sides and a further three in the base, a dummy primer (like yours) and a hardwood projectile that runs the full length of the case, secured at the neck with screws.

    It certainly has some similarities to your round.

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    I take my old comment back, if there is a drawing of one like it, this one probably has someone's own coat of varnish added at some time.

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    Sportin' WOOD

    The wood projectile looks good to me, too perfect for a home-made as mentioned above may have been varnished by a previous owner. The symetrics are just too good for a fake. My opinion for what it's worth is I think projectile is original. I'd proudly display it in my collection if it were mine. Dano

 

 
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