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    Odd uses for ordnance items

    Today I got that 105mm Abbot case that had had the primer hole blocked up with a drawer handle and had soil in the bottom, so I guess it had been used as a plant pot. What other odd uses for shell cases (or any other ordnance item) have you seen?

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    My G/F found a 105mm shell case that had a handle through the primer hole and had been used as a coal scuttle!
    It was also engraved with `Falkland Islands` 1982 on it.

    A quick clean up and off it went for 15 on ebay last year!

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    a couple of 105mm (filled) as weights for a weaving loom. Somewhere in Vietnam.
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    Ha Ha what is it work hard or the shells go off ,its like the old bloke in the papers who used a 2 pdr as a pile pusher and got it stuck .

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    Found this piccie can anyone id the shell strange use for ordnance.

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    Hopkiss 37mm, not that it was me or got anywhere near it! Only from the picture, not the x-ray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Good grief!!


    waff

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    One of the guys on my team picked up a 3" HE mortar that was used as a counterweight for a garage door. Yes it was live. I have also seen mortar plugs representing fuzes (rep M524 fz) stuck on top of the fence posts in someones garden near the proof range I used to work at.

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    Here is a little treat i picked up at beltring.

    My new BBQ stand!!

    It does say `Inert` on!

    Its off a Mk82 500lb bomb,dated 1970.

    only 2 years younger than ol` waffy!
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    Strange uses

    The Navy wanted to use the nose cone of the Hermann 1,000Kg dredged up of Guernsey several years ago as their BBQ , but luckly the states of guernsey interviened and its now on show in the Occupational Museum

 

 
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