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12 1/2 pdr Armstrong Projectile


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Howdy Crew,

I have the carrier part of a shrapnell shell that is stamped: 5.8.03 QF 12 1/2 Pr ARMSTRONG I EOC L JW.

I can not find any listing of a 12 1/2Pdr, it has the same driveband profile as a 13/18pdr would it be the forerunner to the 13pdr FG?

It has a crimp groove below the driveband so I presume it was a fixed round, any one seen or heard of a cart. case or any info on this caliber?

Regards Ozzi.


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theres a small mention of a 12.5lb shrapnel round here at this link [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_3_inch_20_cwt"]QF 3 inch 20 cwt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:HN-British-3-inch-coastal-gun-2.jpg" class="image"><img alt="HN-British-3-inch-coastal-gun-2.jpg" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/68/HN-British-3-inch-coastal-gun-2.jpg/300px-HN-British-3-inch-coastal-gun-2.jpg"@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/6/68/HN-British-3-inch-coastal-gun-2.jpg/300px-HN-British-3-inch-coastal-gun-2.jpg[/ame] ,sorry couldnt find anything in my stuff