Need Help with values/identifcation


#1

Hi Everyone,

I’m new to the forum and I need some help with values and identification of some items.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Kevin


#2

I love asking questions too. I found it more efficient to make separate posts for different items. Different things attract different experts. Also improves future searches since you can give specific names to different posts.


#3

First photo is a “Pepper” question (his specialty area)
2nd photo smells like a 25mm? Japanese Hotchkiss round
5th looks like a 20x138B, and some 20x102’s

Aside from what Vlad said about separating the questions/items, dimensions are of mucho value and having a set of calipers is never a bad idea (most of the big stuff, and metric cartridges in general, are projectile diameter and case length in millimeters with a modifier for the “other than rimless” cases)


#4

First pic: ditto on asking Pepper

2nd pic: Japanese 20 X 125 with shipping tube. A good-very good example.

3rd pic: Japanese knee mortar round with fuze.

4th pic: Japanese knee mortar round with shipping plug

5th pic: T-B German 20 X 138B
next 3- U.S.(probably) 20 X 102 and/or 110

6th pic: L- U.S. Mk2. Early fuze. Probably early WW2 vintage.
R- Italian Brixia 4.5cm mortar grenade.

7th pic: disassembled Italian grenade?

Email me if you need more specifics.

Dug this little tidbit up on the mortar rounds:

Sadly, too small to read, for this venue. Suffice to say, pretty much everything you wanted to know about these. WITH DRAWINGS!!!


#5

Pepper here (thanks for all the props that I might know what they are!)

First item (long round with blue markings) is as marked…a Federal Labs 37 mm multiple baton round (“wood batons” with a typical wood projectile alongside it…5 of them stacked in side)

Here it is (a few) as factory sections

The two short aluminum (fired, unfired) rounds are puzzling in that I haven’t seen them (read as “I think I need to buy them !)…they say “buckshot” and are Federal …marked No 266…and would presume (since federal product) that it is a rubber buckshot round (never seen a little short guy like that one)

Not sure why a “red” end wad…but I have a call into my Federal sleuthing guy

The three long “small” rounds would be assumed as 25 m/m (or 1”) flares…can’t tell US or not and would assume as “white” based on the end wad…likely US commercial marine use

Just my 2-3 cents

Pepper


#6

The third round down in the 5th picture is a 20x110 Hispano case with the wrong projectile (a 20x102 NATO projectile) pushed into the neck.