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    2lbr confusion?

    Hello all,
    I've just stripped the paint from a 2lbr projectile and the nose seems to be made of filler. Can anyone tell me if this should have a fuze fitted or is it more likely to be a repair to a pointed projectile? I don't want to hack it about to look for a fuze cavity if it's not neccessary.
    Thanks in advance,
    navyman.
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    Hi it could be a proof round. These were flat topped then someone has added the filler to make it look like a service round.
    Andy

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    Question Rusty projectile.

    Looks like it may be a rusty projo that has been filled to remove some large pits.
    Also Andy could be correct, so the only way to tell accurately would be to drill a hole into the filler and see whether or not it will drill beyond a small distance.

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    2 pdr shot

    Hi,but what are the markings on this? it looks way too long to be a standard 2 pdr shot. Seeing as its pitted anyway why not remove the filler? Cheers Tig.

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    I had at one stage a 2 pdr "practice" projectile which had a flat top - perhaps it was originally one of these and "converted" to an AP projectile???

    From memory the flat tops ones were less common.....

    Cheers
    Drew

 

 

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