Help with identifying shell case

Fang_Farrier

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Dimensions would help, diameter, height etc.

Otherwise could be real close view of a .303 or a 25pounder further away!
 

bcsack

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4.5" naval gun cart case latest model i fired was Mk 13 - can't remember the exact markings & sizes but
the cart case is long probably in excess of 600mm. One of the experts will be along shortly & give you the full breakdown of case / primer markings
 
Loaded/reloaded June 1986. Naval 4.5in.
 
Case for 4.5" Mk8 ammunition. Manufactured RO Birtley (RLB) June 1986. Fitted with Primer N44 manufactured empty, RO Blackburn in 1991, and filled at RO Glascoed November 1992. Not quite certain why the primer is 5 years younger than the case; as someone said above, the case may have been refurbished and fitted with a new primer on re-build into new ammunition.
 
Case for 4.5" Mk8 ammunition. Manufactured RO Birtley (RLB) June 1986. Fitted with Primer N44 manufactured empty, RO Blackburn in 1991, and filled at RO Glascoed November 1992. Not quite certain why the primer is 5 years younger than the case; as someone said above, the case may have been refurbished and fitted with a new primer on re-build into new ammunition.
Lucky guess.
 
Case for 4.5" Mk8 ammunition. Manufactured RO Birtley (RLB) June 1986. Fitted with Primer N44 manufactured empty, RO Blackburn in 1991, and filled at RO Glascoed November 1992. Not quite certain why the primer is 5 years younger than the case; as someone said above, the case may have been refurbished and fitted with a new primer on re-build into new ammunition.
Because the Primer is it’s primary batching component.
 
Because the Primer is it’s primary batching component.
The bigger question is "When did your N44 primers go from 2 tool holes to 4 slots?"or is that back again? Seems a lot of overlap in time. Or is that a difference between electrical and chemical?


Artillery is confusing for old grunts...
 
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Lug ‘oles.
 

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