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    105 mm shell casing

    Well Not sure where to put this topic so bare with me if I put this in the wrong place.

    I picked up this shell casing from a good freind in the Leo Yard in KAF, during my time there. As I understand it, we (Canadians) used these in the Leo Is.

    I am curious as to what the stenciling means. Any help, or comments are greatly appreciated. If larger photos are required, please be sure and let me know.
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    last one for now. As I said fellows, if any more photos are required, please by all means let me know.

    Thanks.
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    Hi, nice case.
    The 4 indentations on the base indicate it is a HESH round (confirmed by the stenceling).
    Dave.

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    105mm HESH

    I am having a hard time making out the stamped markings on the base of the cartridge case. On the side of the cartridge case the NH .033 is non-hydroscopic .033", which is the distance across the webs on the propellant, HESH - High Explosive Squash Head, L35A2 the model of the complete cartridge.

    If you can wipe the markings on the bottom with chalk or a white china marker they would be easier to see. The markings would include lot number, drawing number?, acceptance marks, etc.

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    Thumbs up Rlb-ooo-rw

    RLB is Royal Laboratories Birtly in Lancashire

    The three joined "O"'s mean that the primer is a "Unified" thread.

    RW XXX is the design drawing number of the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 42 RQ View Post
    RLB is Royal Laboratories Birtly in Lancashire

    Birtley is in Tyne & Wear.

    Cheers,
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    Thumbs up Up North !

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyD View Post
    Birtley is in Tyne & Wear.

    Cheers,
    Andy
    Thanks Andy-never was any good at geography-up north then !

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    Many thanks fellows. I will try the chalk and see if I can get better results of the stampings on the base. I was very curious about the stenciling on the side of the case. Again, I thank you all very much.

    Cliff

 

 

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