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TherealKrullert #1 Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:09 AM

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Heyo,

 

Just found some used shell casings in calibre 100-152mm as it seems at a local metal depot. Theyre pretty pricey as the "brass is expencive" I was told. What seemed to be a 120mm shell casing would run about 40USD (weighed 7kg). I was thinking of buying it and create a copy of an APCR round for a nice shelf decoration.

 

Anyone have something similar at home and could share some picture? Would the price be fair for the empty shell casing? Howcome I cannot find any bigger shell casings for sale anywhere online? Are they hard to come by? If so, maybe I should buy the lot?

 

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kaneloon #2 Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:24 AM

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Most are from WWI and sold now as decorated flower pots. I have one of those.

Untouched shells must be harder to find.



Captain_Kremen0 #3 Posted 03 June 2020 - 08:09 AM

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they are like rocking horse poop, even my boss is struggling and he is artillery qm.

TherealKrullert #4 Posted 03 June 2020 - 09:51 AM

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The ones I found are simple casings from the past few decades or so. Do the military generally recycle their casings in a way that is unreachable for normal citizens?

Miepie #5 Posted 03 June 2020 - 12:18 PM

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My grandparents had several casings from M7 Priests, 25-pounders and Shermans; they mainly used them to hold pokers and tongs next to the fireplaces in the house and one held walking sticks... I wonder where they ended up. :popcorn:

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TherealKrullert #7 Posted 03 June 2020 - 12:51 PM

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So these are the shells. I did some digging on them, the tallest one seems to be a 138mm calibre, i found that was a french naval gun calibre from before ww2 but I might be wrong. So there were really a variety of sizes as you can see. 

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Miepie #8 Posted 04 June 2020 - 12:18 PM

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View PostTherealKrullert, on 03 June 2020 - 12:51 PM, said:

So these are the shells. I did some digging on them, the tallest one seems to be a 138mm calibre, i found that was a french naval gun calibre from before ww2 but I might be wrong. So there were really a variety of sizes as you can see. 

With all the different sizes and weights, you could make an amusing musical instrument with them. :popcorn:



TherealKrullert #9 Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:48 PM

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Lol I suppose, I got four of them, a 105mm, a 78mm, a Bofors 57mm and a Bofors 40mm. The 40mm looks tiny, its the ones at the most right and in the back of the picture and is used in the BAE Hägglunds CV90 IFV. The bigger ones on the pic seem to be mostly naval shells from either ships or coastal artillery.  The Bofors 57mm seem to be anti-air and is for example mounted as the canon on the Swedish modern Visby class corvette. The 105mm and 78mm I´m not sure yet.


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