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    Maybe French AC projectile?

    Hi:
    This projectile was sold some days ago and ended for a nice price, IŽd like to know why? Maybe it is a rare WWII French AntiChar projectile? I say rare because the cases are found from time to time, but never the shells.
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    Hello Miguel

    It is for a 47mm naval Gun (may be for the 47.T.R (Rapid fire Gun) )

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    A Naval Gun? WWI or WWII?

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    It is a Model 1888 type projectile

    But is quite a long one so it would not be for the revolving cannon and would most likely be for the Deck Gun as mentioned in the previous post. It is I suspect rather more rare than the PD version. Being a Model 1888 it will have been in service from then until likely after WW1, maybe into WW2. The image shows the type of gun used with the Hotchkiss version projectile.
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    Then it is a rare one?

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    here a case :
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    Hi Miguel,
    I had seen that one up for sale as well and noticed it sell for a higher price than i expected, and was also wondering what case it should be in. Many thanks to Gordon and Kz11gr for your input.
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    Hi Miguel,

    The 3 pdr QF (47mm) stuff is hard to find these days, the French manufacture stuff I believe is rarer than the Vickers (British) ones...but not 100% sure.

    I have only come across two 47mm cases (one shown in the pic), both were VSM manufactured, type 2 (there a rarer earlier type 1 case). Most other cases that i have seen have been "shortened" (& I'm not referring to the blank cases).

    Cheers
    Drew

    BTW - This is one of my favourite rounds and kept it once I started just on fuzes....
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    Hello Grenademan.

    Could you please post the total length of the shell (without the base fuze) ? (152 mm ?).
    Any Live or Dug Ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with by EOD personnel.

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    180 mm and 1,9 kilo. I have never seen so money for a French shell so I thought that I must ask about. Nice round Dronic, but yours is British, isnŽt it?

 

 
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