I recently acquired a large brass artillery cartridge case that I have not been able to identify. Perhaps those of you who know more than I (It would not take much !) could tell me what gun this monster is for ?.
Description as follows:
Yellow brass, rimed, straight walled, tapered,
Rim diameter : 7.990 inches (202.94 mm)
Body diameter adjacent to the rim: 7.34 inches (202.94 mm)
Body diameter at the open end: 7.10 inches (180.34 mm)
Case length: 41.25 inches ( 1047.75 mm)
The head stamp is very light, and mostly non readable, however here is what A can make out.
At the top of the primer hole is the letter "M"
To the right of the primer hole is the number "180"
At the bottom of the primer hole is the number “17”
There is a word that wraps around the primer hole, however only the last portion of the word is legible, it is “BRIK”
The primer hole is threaded, and 1.31 inches (33.27mm) in diameter.
My guess is that it is a 180mm cartridge for something, but what ?
Any info anyone could give me would be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance.