Large ww2 shell primer?-25 pounder top ID-MMM

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Large ww2 shell primer?-25 pounder top ID-MMM

Post by Lowland » Sat May 18, 2019 4:36 pm

Afternoon,
Only find of note from an hours stroll with the equinox.
Looks to me like a primer from a big round-however I know very little on this subject....
Area had ww2 training going on extensively.
First one of anything like this I’ve seen.
Looks very inert-the inside has a thin metal sheet that has been punctured
And it’s bkackened inside the cavity.

Markings I can make out are
A crows foot arrow
A capital Q,which could be qualcast the manufacturer-seen similar on mills bomb base plugs.

630 KBY

Some faint numbers followed by a C / 41

Could the 41 be date of manufacture.

Any expertise well appreciated.
Please don’t tell me it’s a nasty
It’s sitting outside the now :D

At its widest it’s 45mm wise
Thank you
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Re: Large ww2 shell primer?

Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Sat May 18, 2019 4:54 pm

No.I primer for a 25 Pounder artillery shell. ::g
It is indeed dated 1941.

https://images.app.goo.gl/qJeLx95hxG5af7Dx5

Great find.

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Re: Large ww2 shell primer?

Post by Lowland » Sat May 18, 2019 5:29 pm

MilitaryMetalMagnut wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:54 pm
No.I primer for a 25 Pounder artillery shell. ::g
It is indeed dated 1941.

Great find.

Best regards,

Simon
Hi Simon,thank you for the ID and the information ::g
Would this be a usual thing to be letting off in the Scottish Borders countryside?
Cheers
edit-just found and half read this -
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordnance_QF_25-pounder
Is that the beastie
Chuffed to find that.
Come to think of it I found a royal artillery cap badge not far away.
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Re: Large ww2 shell primer?

Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Sat May 18, 2019 11:54 pm

Lowland wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Hi Simon,thank you for the ID and the information ::g
Would this be a usual thing to be letting off in the Scottish Borders countryside?
Cheers
No problem ::g
Possibly! On a common near me, they crammed in all manner of training there during the war. On just a 200 acre area, they had a 'Q' mock airstrip bombing decoy, side-by-side with a tank range! On that range, I know they were live firing tanks and the much bigger 3.7 inch there, too.

With an RA cap badge from that area, I would imagine they would be letting off the big stuff there. Have a look at the stratigraphy of the landscape, that might give some clues the 'target' end of their firing. ::g
Lowland wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:29 pm
edit-just found and half read this -
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordnance_QF_25-pounder
Is that the beastie
Chuffed to find that.
Come to think of it I found a royal artillery cap badge not far away.
That's the chap ::g

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