Italian 37x232SR


#1

Hi all. I picked this up mated with a us 37mm m16 case but i think someone just put the two together. The antique store had a one day a month 25% off sale and they were closing so I just grabbed it. Can someone help me identify it or at least the country of origin.

Thanks






#2

This is an Italian 37mm and quite rare. Should be the 37/40 or 37/54.
The Italian case it should be on looks similar to the US 37mm cases but has some slight differences and an Italian head stamp of course.


#3

I removed the tracer compound that should not affect it’s value correct? By the way thanks for the input, I’ll have to do some more research.


#4

Correct, if you did not do any damage to the metal parts of the tracer screw.


#5

The Italian case measures 37x232SR with a 51.5mm diameter rim (compared with 37x223SR with a 51.1mm rim for the US AA gun round). I don’t have one in my collection (never seen one for sale) but as I recall the case has a very long neck.


#6

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#7

Thanks for the picture first one I have seen after searching the net. Is the left over paint on mine original? The AA guns are used on warships from what I can tell, were there land mounts also? Is there anyone that can give me an idea what in history made these hard to find and rare. To me this is a advanced collector piece when information is scarce, it kinda takes some fun out of it.