1901 6in Shell

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    2tall4u
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    1901 6in Shell

    Post by 2tall4u on Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:32 pm

    Hey!

    First time here, wondering if you fine folks could shed some light on what I found....

    Made an interesting barn find here in Fraser Valley, BC, appears to be a 6in A.P shell. Yes, I made sure it was deactivated  2 thumbs up  It's dated 14/6/1901 and has the markings "6in II A.P."

    So far as I can tell it's an early armour piercing shell from pre-ww1, but that's about all I can glean off Google so far. Does anyone here have any more info about it or where I could find out more?

    Oh...and is it worth anything besides a cool conversation piece in my office?

    TIA.






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    Re: 1901 6in Shell

    Post by 37patt on Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:21 pm

    You can try the British site British Ordnance Collectors Network. Check the forum "Projectiles" and do a search, in addition they have a lot of very knowledgable collectors and a post there should get some responses.
    Be aware that they will probably want a picture of the entire base and any other marks on the sides.

    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/

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    Re: 1901 6in Shell

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:00 pm

    What type of armor would they need to penetrate in 1901? Is this a naval projectile?

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    Re: 1901 6in Shell

    Post by 2tall4u on Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:28 pm

    Awesome, thanks 37patt

    Infanteer, yes, Naval is my understanding. I'm thinking the BL 6-inch Mk VII naval gun, but I'm hoping to have it confirmed.

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