Hello. I’m glad I found this site.
I have some items I hope to have identified. I know very little about ammo, so my terminology will be handicapped.
These are likely WW2 items.
This item was made into an ashtray. It is a large empty cartridge(?)…the markings are: 50 CAL. 3" MK.7
N.G.F. 5-43 LOT NO. 15 F.L.R. J.R.R. (with an image of an anchor in between)
Also welded onto this is a 20MM MK2 1943
There are also 4 other pieces of ammunition I’d love to know more about:
- 2 seemingly identical rounds…look like something that might be fired from machine gun (perhaps a bit too big for this) Markings are: S L 43 on one, and F A O 4(in N,S,E,&W positions)
2)This piece is slightly larger than the 20MM MK2 (above) Markings are: HGA 387(very small), 15C and 42 It has more markings on payload(?) area (orange writing on yellow paint)125G Br. Stamped:arz 19542 Then on the aluminum(?) fuse: 179 (small letters:W8A8851) 2cm Kpf.Z.45 fZf 42
this cartridge is thick and heavy. PDPs 106 916 also has a little stamped design- looks like a pineapple (sort of)
this is a very good cond MK2 1942 3/8 there are other ltters but on the edge and hard to read. Looks like the central ‘pin’ is intact. There are 3 holes bored through the cartridge.
any help most appreciated-thanks!