Help with identifying very big ww2 artillery shell

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Ben1675, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Ben1675

    Ben1675 New Member

    Hi I have recently came across this ww2 artillery shell, I can see that it is dated 1940 and reads 25 PR and RLB and it weighs 2kg and is 30 cm tall, if anyone could tell me which regiment it’s from or what gun it was used for it would be very greatly appreciated



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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  3. Grateful

    Grateful Active Member

    Mu hubby knows a lot about military artillery. Most important info now is the diameter to narrow down the gun.
  4. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    I doubt any shell ever had a unit designation on it
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  5. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    25 pounder artillery shell possibly from a tank.
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    The “central disc” is the propellant primer made in 1945.

    The 25-pr Gun Mk 2 on Carriage 25-pr Mark 1 was the standard British field gun of World War 2,

    Just a thought.....but need to know the mm diameter..
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  7. Ben1675

    Ben1675 New Member

    Hi, thank you very much for the help, do you want the width or the height measurement?
  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    how wide it is tells u what barrel it would fit.......
  9. Ben1675

    Ben1675 New Member

    Hi it is 90mm wide at the top and about 105mm wide at the bottom

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  10. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    As I said before its a 25 pounder artillery shell casing fired from either a tank or a field gun, not antique.

    Millions were produced and many thousands by my own mother who worked in the munitions factories during WWII 1939-1945.

    People use them as umbrella or cane stands.

    I scrap them in bulk for the brass value.
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