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    Inter-war 18 pdr shrapnel cartridge

    You don't see inter-war 18 pdr stuff all that often so here are a few photos of my shrapnel cartridge made up with components from 1927-28.

    The shell is a Mk XVII made by PE CO (?) and dated 6/1928. (PE Co, PE CO or PECO inside a bullet/shell shape.)

    The fuze is a No. 80 Mk XI made by VSM in 5/26 and filled by RL 1/27.

    The case is a Mk III made by EOC in 1927 and fitted with a later 1935-36 MF/ME Australian made primer. Stencilled SHP for shrapnel.

    Cheers, Graeme.
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    Last edited by Darkman; 20th June 2018 at 09:31 AM.

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    PE Co - Projectile and Engineering Co., Ltd. of Battersea, London. The late TonyE grew up near the factory and remembered as a child seeing countless projectiles outside the premises.

    TimG

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    Thanks Tim!

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    Good to see both a fuze and cartridge case put together showing probably the final uses of the Armstrong Whitworth monogram (EOC) and the Vickers Ltd monogram (VSM). As of 1927 the two companies merged to formed Vickers Armstrongs.





    Tom.

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    That's a very nice example. I have never seen an 18 Pounder case with an inter-war date.

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    I have a case dated 1937,will give it a clean a post some photos

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    I also have Australian made case from inter war years.
    Mk111 from 1927, 1928 and 1929. Mk1V from 1933 and 1939. Not scarce but desirable.

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    I once had one with a 1941 date which was unfortunately cut down. Link to thread on it here:

    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...ight=sandpaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron3350 View Post
    I also have Australian made case from inter war years.
    Mk111 from 1927, 1928 and 1929. Mk1V from 1933 and 1939. Not scarce but desirable.
    I have Australian made cases Mk III 1927 (maker MC) and Mk IV 1939, 40, 41 & 42 (Maker MF).

 

 

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