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Scubadave

Hello All.

This case was left in the old house we bought a couple of years ago.

I was hoping some of you could help identify the markings for us as we are very interested in finding out some history.

Many thanks.

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MikB

My guess would be a naval 6-pounder case made 10th Dec 1900, fired twice with full cordite charges.

 

The 'B' might signify made by Birmingham Metals, and the 'I' may mean issued in India - but both those look a bit iffy to me (was the RN in India administered separately in 1900?).

Somebody else will probably know better.

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Scubadave

Hi MikB

Thankyou so much for that. India sounds interesting.

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peregrinvs
Posted (edited)

I think the I means it is a Mark 1 case.  
B = Birmingham Metals and Munitions, Adderley Park Rolling Mills, Birmingham.

The arrow N 3 marking was made by the inspector that passed it on 10th December 1900.

 

Information on the 6 Pounder Hotchkiss gun here. It’s most famous use was in the British tanks of WWI, but as mentioned the case above is naval.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_6-pounder_Hotchkiss

Edited by peregrinvs

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Scubadave

Thankyou Peregrine's.

My kids are really interested in this. They can't believe it's from 1900 so we really appreciate all the information.

I'm going to clean it up more over the next few days.

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MikB
10 hours ago, Scubadave said:

Thankyou Peregrine's.

My kids are really interested in this. They can't believe it's from 1900 so we really appreciate all the information.

I'm going to clean it up more over the next few days.

 

Gently! And maybe lacquer it afterwards so that it doesn't get cleaned frequently in future. You don't want to polish out the markings. :D

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Scubadave

Yes. I did think about some sort of lacquer. 😁

Does anyone know what the small w with the line under means? 

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