German WW2 recoilless cartridge?


#1

Dear all, this is my first post so apologies if similar topics have been covered. I inherited an unusual brass cartridge from my great-grandfather, who fought in both the first and second world wars. At first I thought it was British, but the BK headstamp suggests it was German and manufactured by Hugo Schneider AG. The perforations suggest a recoilless shell, but I’ve been unable to identify it - can anyone help?


#2

British artillery primer. Screws into the base of an artillery casing.

Ole


#3

And it was made in 1949.

Never pick random letters and try to look them up in all sort of headstamp lists. This ends in 99% of the cases in miss-identifications.


#4

Appears to be a No. 9 Primer Mk 3 used on 17-pr Gun, 3.7-in Mks 1-3 (reduced charge) 77-mm Gun (except APDS)
Manufactured by SHS - Samuel Heath and Sons Ltd. of Cobden Works, Leopold Street, Birmingham. (Brassfounders). Actually made in 1945, but filled in 1949.
BK is the “empty lot series”.
Filled by CY - ROF Chorley, Jan 1949.

TimG


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#6

Very many thanks to everyone who’s taken the trouble to reply - I’ve learned more in the last few hours about this primer than in the previous 40 years combined. It’s much appreciated!