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    Posted 8 years ago

    CAD1949
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    THIS SHELL WAS IN A BOX OF STUFF I PICKED UP TODAY. I HAVE NO IDEA AS TO AGE OR HISTORY. IT IS MARKED AS BLANK. TRAINING AID?

    Mystery Solved

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Probably training and Ceremonial-- they make similar noise, but no projectile goes out the tube.

      Army Posts use these during the Reveille (Raising of Flag at the beginning of the duty day) and Retreat Ceremony (lowering of the Flag at the end of the duty day). A cannon is fired, letting all know that they need to stop and salute.

      Scott

      Scott
    2. CAD1949 CAD1949, 8 years ago
      THANKS SCOTT,SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.
    3. John Gordon, 8 years ago
      Hello: Concerning the 75 mm shell casing, is it brass or steel? Scott is correct, I have seen a 75 mm cannon fired every morning of the annual National Shooting Championship held at Camp Perry, Ohio. It is very impressive. There are several YouTube videos which illustrates what I am talking about. If you are interested in selling the casing and container, I may be interested in buying it from you. Johng
    4. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 8 years ago
      CAD1949..........remember, this is still an EXPLOSIVE I would be very careful.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      It appears to be fired. Photo #2 shows a dent in the primer.

      CAD is the shell casing empty?

      Scott
    6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 8 years ago
      Scott is right, I did not notice that before. Good catch Scott.

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