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    I thought I would post a couple of artillery shells up that I own.

    The first is an absolute monster....this is a 4.5 inch Naval Artillery shell. Its dated 1960. Sunglasses in pic for size comparison.



    Further info here, worth a read


    Here is a picture (not mine) of what they look like armed.




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    A smaller one this time , I am not sure of the size. If anyone can identify it, please do so. Markings shown here :



    And a full shot :


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    look here might help a bit.




    3 PR = 3 Pounder approx 47mm
    IV = APRIL & means its from the Navy as it is in Roman Numerals.
    N =the propellant (refer to website)

    Not sure about the others
    R.I = Rhode Island???
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    The Small Arms Factory Museum in Lithgow, NSW has I think has probably the World's largest private collection of weapons and I think, ammunition to match the weapons.
    The majority of their display is of ALL the items that were made at the 'Factory' during its life along with other items related to that as well as many donated pieces either on 'loan' or as gifts.
    Obviously those who run the Museum are real enthusiasts and many worked there manufacturing both weapons and the other items they 'Sub'd to do.

    Admin, if you would like to send me an email with that base as an attachment, I am going past there tomorrow and if time permits and their open, I can ask about it.
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