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    My friend has sent me a couple pics. Looks like it’s the right shape, but a postwar style primer(?)
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    That is a threaded Navy primer making it a Navy 3 inch casing. Army cases have the French style, press fit primers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M8owner View Post
    That is a threaded Navy primer making it a Navy 3 inch casing. Army cases have the French style, press fit primers.
    Unfortunately I think you're right. The neck length was confusing me, but I think it's an example of one of these which are described as a 'Mk3':

    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...-CAL-gun-cases

    I think I can also vaguely make out '50 Cal' on the base of my one. Am I right in thinking the earlier ones had a longer neck?

    Ah well. If anyone is interested in acquiring it, send me a PM. I have no idea of its relative worth or rarity, but I'd happily trade it for a WWII 3" M2 case or a WWII 76mm M26 case.
    Last edited by peregrinvs; 16th April 2018 at 02:07 PM.

 

 
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