B.P.F. - MIN
CAL - M1
Base: (partial reading)
Rotating Bands: 2 very wide bands with differing copper alloys
"Flaming bomb symbol"
The notch in the fuze is lined up with the dot in shell base.
Weight: 1.104 pds
Recently 9 shells (projectiles only)bearing these marks were found in a river by an acquaintance. he is a CW relic collector. These were totally unexpected in this river. They are all base fused, unfired. Look like 37mm that I have seen before. I am going on the assumption they may be live. They are currently back on the bottom of the river until more info can be learned. Other steel/iron objects found in this river are usually well encrusted with mineral concretions these are quite clean. I don’t believe they have been in the river all that long. Base fuses are 2 hole brass. Sorry no pics. But I figure someone from this learned crew could give some educated guess as to the dating and anything else.
Were these filled with a BP bursting charge or some later HE charge?