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smithy164
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Hi, 

Could anyone help ID the markings on this shell casing. It also has carvings on the main body.

Thank you

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Canadian manufactured MkII 18 Pounder cartridge case. Inspected and passed on 10th June 1916. Reloaded in the UK by ‘ERY’ - one of the railway companies. Has a March 1917 dated primer. There are various other manufacturing and testing markings such as A in a circle meaning Annealed.

The engravings on the exterior were probably put there post-WWI in France or Belgium to turn it into a battlefield tourist souvenir.

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