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unidentified shell cartridge


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we bought this shell cartridge in a local secondhand shop it is 23cm long and 4.5 cm in dia and it has b&s stamped on the base .
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Wow that's a difficult one for me at least.
Is the 4.5cm diameter the base or the mouth?
I'm fairly sure B&S stands for Basse & Selve, Altene, Germany..........