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Please, anyone able to tell me what kind of shell is it and what mean this symbol on the bottom ? Is it from 1917?

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    Some idea of the scale would be very helpful. The easiest way to give that is to add another photograph, with a ruler alongside the casing. – John Dallman Feb 4 at 21:08
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    Just to be clear, are you looking for the rifle model or the bullet's manufacturer? Because the Symbol you've surrounded in Red almost certainly relates to the latter. – Denis de Bernardy Feb 4 at 21:34
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What kind of rifle used this shell case?

I'm no expert but from what I've read ...

The marking "6PR" suggests a 6-pounder, for example the QF 6-pounder Hotchkiss

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The arrow mean accepted into service

"N" means Naval service

"IV" means a Mark 4 casing

"CF" means cordite filled

"1917" is the year of manufacture"

what mean this symbol on the bottom?

As sempaiscuba commented: "The symbol is the original manufacturer of the shell case." Often initials were used but sometimes the "original contractor" used a trademark of some sort.

Here's an example from a different calibre:

Cartridge base markings

From "Treatise on Ammunition, 10th Edition, War Office, 1915"

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  • RedGrittyB, thank you very much for the information! – Lina Feb 5 at 7:35

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