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FathersDayHelpPlz

Hello,

I am very new to this so sorry if I have put this in the wrong topic/tags.

 

With Father's Day just over a month away (20th June 2021) I brought some WW1 Artillery shells, as me, my bother and him would often go round museums and he would always comment he thought they where pretty cool. We have had a couple of serving members in my family who either sadly never returned or never openly spoke about their time in service enough to pass down any stories to me or my father. So I thought I would gift him some shells.... However I have since found the shell markings are semi difficult to track down....

 

This is where you lovely people come in, any chance you can:

1. Tell me anything about the markings?

2. Tell me which you would rather receive as a gift? 

3. Should I put some beers or a bottle Bourbon in them?

 

I have attached 2 images (The images may have turned but you're a smart bunch I'm sure you can work it out!)

75mm:

12 o'Clock: 75DEC  = Meaning - 75mm Canone de Campagne" (75mm Field gun)

1ish o'Clock: S with a Ships anchor = Meaning - UNKNOWN 

2ish o'Clock: X mixed with a K = Meaning - UNKNOWN

6 o'Clock: 2202 16 = Meaning - Lot No.2202 in 1916

7 o'Clock: ARS = Meaning - ARS indicates it was made at the Atelier de Constructions de Rennes.

 

18 Pounder:

12 o'Clock: 18PR = Meaning - 18 Pounder (Believe it or not I worked this out all by myself)

12 o'Clock: V2 = Meaning - Mark 2/Model 2?

3 o'Clock: M.A (Symbol I can't work out) . N = Meaning - UNKNOWN

4 o'Clock: E = Meaning - UNKNOWN

6 o'Clock: 1916 = Meaning = DoB 

8 o'Clock: 12 2 16 = Meaning - UNKNOWN

9ish o'Clock: A (In a Circle) = Meaning - UNKOWN

 

18Pounder Primer:

12 o'Clock: No1 Mk2 = Meaning - Mark 2 Primer?

4 o'Clock: C104 = Meaning - UNKNOWN

6 o'Clock: *Polar Bear* = Meaning - Canadian made 

9 o'Clock: A (In a Circle) 16 = Meaning - UNKNOWN

 

Any help would be great, Hope you all are having a good day.

Cheers,

Son of a soon to be happy Father's Day Gift receiver! 

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Can't answer much of it, but the 'A (in a circle)' is actually a WD Broad Arrow inside a letter C, which also indicates Canadian origin. 12 2 16 is the date of manufacture.

 

I think the MA (symbol) is actually MAC for Montreal Ammunitions Corporation, overstamped at right angles with CF for Cordite Full charge.

 

The N might signify Naval, but I didn't think they used that calibre.

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FathersDayHelpPlz
1 hour ago, MikB said:

Can't answer much of it, but the 'A (in a circle)' is actually a WD Broad Arrow inside a letter C, which also indicates Canadian origin. 12 2 16 is the date of manufacture.

 

I think the MA (symbol) is actually MAC for Montreal Ammunitions Corporation, overstamped at right angles with CF for Cordite Full charge.

 

The N might signify Naval, but I didn't think they used that calibre.

Great that is hugely useful 🙂, thank you.

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