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    Posted 10 years ago

    James
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    This is made from a 5 in. 38cal shell base made in 1940. The ash tray was most likely made in the South Pacific. I would think it is more for pipes or cigars as it is very deep and the scallops are very large.

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    1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      one correction.........it is not .38 cal, it is 38 cal.....BIG difference...this is also a Naval shell, note the anchor....just sayin'
    2. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 years ago
      pops the dot is for the inch not the cal did you forget to clean your glasses lol
    3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      picky picky picky .......lol
    4. hotkitties, 10 years ago
      I just wonder, if soldiers are squatting in a trench, why would they bother to use an ashtray?
    5. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      The term "trench art" describes objects made from war refuse.

      Very little of it was actually made in trenches.

      This piece being from WW2 and naval it was probably quickly cut in a ship shop or SEABEE shop.

      Scott
    6. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 years ago
      hi james, wishing you and your family a very merry christmas

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