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    6 in naval bands, according to the 1945 handbook are distinctly raised in the lower portion to engage the rifling when rammed and so not drop back onto the charge when the gun is elevated. Afraid I dont think yours in the photo is British.

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    Interesting!
    Thanks Hazord & 2pounder!

    I'll post photos when I get it.

    Cheers,
    Brad
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    Looking at the first picture you posted, I'll agree with HAZ in it being a 155mm howitzer (not gun), and the second picture confirms, as HAZ also said, that it is that because of the base plate. The fuze in the first picture, from what I can see of it looks like an M500/M501 series mech time, but I would have to see a full length to confirm that. Cheers, Bruce.
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    Here's a better photo of the fuze...

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    Looks like someone put UK jelly on top of U.S. Ice cream.
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    Would the threads on a UK fuze be the same as those on the US Howitzer?
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    Well, it doesn't matter now.

    The chap I had the deal with just informed me he sold the shell to someone else.

    What a rat ba$tard!!!
    Obviously he's no gentleman and has no honor.

    I must say Thanks to HAZORD, 2POUNDER & BACARNAL for all your help.
    It would have been a nice addition to my collection.

    Cheers!
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    I've found that when ordnance becomes available you had better buy it then and there, as it usually never presents itself again and it never usually gets cheaper.
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    I stand corrected. That is a Brit fuse, but I don't know them, just their general appearance. Sorry you lost out on the round. Bruce.
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    pity lost that piece of iron.
    the insurance was a M107 projectile

 

 
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