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    American 2.95 inch

    Hello all,
    Was hoping for help with identifying this for certainty. I believe its a 2.95 inch round, produced by america, as evidenced by this drawing and dimensions, but wanted second opinions. Has an odd appearance to the metal on the midsection and some lightly stamped marks but deep stamped numbers below the rotating band. Was also hoping someone could explain the meaning of the stamp in the rotating band that is a circle with a line drawn through it, a marking i have seen on 3 inch casings on the base. Possibly to denote the type of projectile? Would love some input on that.
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    More photos.

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    Hello,
    I'm not a specialist of Us shells from this era but 2.95in shrapnel seems to be a very short shell, no serious references to be sure.

    example.jpgshrap us.jpg
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    To start with, what is the diameter, 75mm or 76.2mm? What is the length?
    Last edited by HAZORD; 22nd September 2018 at 09:52 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAZORD View Post
    To start with, what is the diameter, 75mm or 76.2mm? What is the length?
    Sorry ive been super busy with school, i got a measurement its 75mm

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