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    Help Needed to ID 20-pdr Shot Projectile

    Hello,

    I am completely new to collecting projectiles and have just received my very first purchase. I do not have a clue as to its origin or age, and was hoping some of the experts here could help me get started by ID'ing it !!!

    It has a mass of 8.8kg (19.4lbs), is 230mm (9 inches) long, and around 86mm (3.4 inches) in diameter. It appears to be completely solid, except for a shallow cavity in the base (is this where a tracer compound went ?).

    Also, can anyone recommend the best books & websites for projectile collecting ?

    Any suggestions would be most gratefully received. Thanks.

    Justin.
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    It looks like a 25 pdr AP shot

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    ^^

    Yeah, that would be my first guess too, driving band seems to be the right size and the other dimensions seem to fit. i have around 3.44in for diameter and 9.33in for length, so to speak. and 20lb should be the approximate weight.

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    Exclamation 25 Pounder AP shot

    Glevum is I think correct as it certainly looks like a 25 pounder AP round and should nave a hole in the rear that measures about 12.7mm diameter by 48 mm deep possibly with a counterbore of 16mm by 8mm deep-for tracer compound as you say.

    Also so the wavy line pattern to retain and prevent driving band slip is typical of a British produced AP shot.

    So now you have the bug?

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    Thanks

    Thanks heaps for the ID guys. I guess I do have the bug now.....I just love how chunky and heavy these things are !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juzzy View Post
    Hello,



    Also, can anyone recommend the best books & websites for projectile collecting
    Hi glad you have the collecting bug and welcome to BOCN.
    If you go to the following link
    http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/weblinks.htm
    which is on Tony Williams excellent ammunition web site there are links to other sites that would be of interest. Happy reading!!
    Dave.

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    Thanks for link !!!

    Thanks for the link Dave, I'm slowly working my way through the list

 

 

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