Hi to All,
I am new to the subject and I would like to ask if you can help me. I have recently acquired 2 artillery shell casings. From the initial look at them it seems that these casings fire 120 mm shells. Can any one shed some light on these shells, their origin and which gun fired these shell. The details on one of the shells are as follows:
written in big black print on the side of the shell are these NO/S 035, 120 MM B AT PRACL45AI, 4-27, GD 184A,
at the bottom written in black ink xxLI7AI 3GD 2/72 (xx there are some character I cannot distinguish)
It has also a number impressed on the brass metal at the bottom which is not clearly legible but it consist of a symbol with three circles OOO and the numbers P1P 71 OX 1235.
Its body is made of brass but the last bottom part is made out of metal. In fact it is showing signs of corrosion. There is a number impressed on the metal bit but I cannot see it due to the corrosion.
The length of the casing is 79 cm (790mm) and the upper bore diameter where the shell is attached is 12 cm (120mm)
Would greatly appreciate if I can have a bit of information on these casings.
Thank you all for your attention