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Posted 3 years ago


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Does anyone know what this is? Bought it from a house sale and was told it was a torpedo shell, it's 22 inches tall and the circumference is 10 inches.


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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    A photo of the shell bottom would help to ID the shell.

  2. babyoak, 3 years ago
    Photo #2 is one end and photo #3 is the other end, thanks
  3. babyoak, 3 years ago
    It also has markings that are illegible
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Got it.

    I am not sure what it is or what it came from. The diameter looks to be too small to be from a torpedo. It also looks too long to be from a land based shell and the lack of a primer end, would rule that out (unless it was cut).

    The decoration is similar to what I have seen in trench art shells. Maybe this is some other piece of war debris OR it may be a civilian item.

    Sorry I cannot be of more help!

  5. babyoak, 3 years ago
    thank you for your time

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