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Shell casing - I've tried my best at deciphering...

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Hi All,

 

I've been going through some bits passed down from my grandad (and possibly great grandad), Amongst some WW2 bullets casing (20mm, 50Cal, .303), I also have a 1916 shell casing. After a few hours of research I have come up with the following, hopefully you good people would correct me and/or fill in the blanks:

 

If anyone would know what type of gun this was fired from....?

 

 

This is an English brass shell Calibre 76x294R that was fired twice, both during 1916.

The casing:

1. 13 pounder shell

2. 9CWT denoting the weight of gun the shell could be fired out of. Also shows “A” within a circle & punched dot, which denotes it was repaired and annealed once.

3. "T" indicates that the shell was last filled at the Tipnor filling station

4. "G12" ???

5. Originally manufactured by Royal Laboratories, Woolwich Arsenal.

6.???

7. Cordite filling with Full charge, it was then refilled with a Full charge.

8. ???

9. Date the shell was originally manufactured = 1916.

10. “K” indicates that the shell was originally filled at the Kynoch filling station

11.???

12. Government Inspection marking – Approved for use

13. Inspection number “92”???

 

The Primer:

1. Fuse No.1, Mark 2

2. Production date - 1915, month is obscured

3. Refilling month: July 1918

4. Manufactured by ???

5. ???

6. Primer has been fired

7. Both marks ???

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Edited by Robsparky99
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MikeyH

Fired from a 13 pounder field gun, thus 13 pr marking

 

Mike.

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peregrinvs
2 hours ago, MikeyH said:

Fired from a 13 pounder field gun, thus 13 pr marking

The 13 Pounder 9 CWT was an anti-aircraft gun. The case design is basically an 18 Pounder necked down to fit a 13 Pounder (3 inch) projectile.

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