Inherited this shell casing from my grandfather who emigrated from England around war time (WW2) but I don't have any real information or dates. My mother just remembers it always being around. My only amateur google sleuthing has figured out its from England and has been re-fired. Thanks for any help!

Length - 200mm

Diameter of casing at top - 85mm

Diameter of casing at bottom above lip - approx 93mm-95mm

Lip Diameter - 103-105mm (I measure it at 103-104 wondering if it's just lost a 1mm)

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  • omg yep I did the circumference lol thank you! Diameter 105mm Feb 7 at 17:33
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    thanks for your help so far guys, updated the title and post with more info Feb 7 at 17:39
  • By "War time" do you mean WWII?
    – T.E.D.
    Feb 7 at 17:48
  • yes I believe so Feb 7 at 17:48
  • May be from a 25pdr arty piece although the nominal diameter of that was slightly larger (87mm) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:QF_25_pounder_Ammunition-001.jpg Are your measurements exact?
    – Fizz
    Feb 7 at 23:29


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