Thanks for the help.
Indiana Army Surplus is where I got the projectile. They are a great bunch of guys but DO NOT have the proper fuze for the 16" They told me that before I got it and they sent a fuze that is way too small. Unfortunately, I’m one of those that wants the right thing.
Their shell is a pretty good deal IF you have a way to get it or can afford to have it shipped. Remember your talking about 1900 lbs total here. I got the base plug out easy (heavy sucker) after I finally figured out it was REVERSE threads so the spin imparted by the rifling wouldn’t make it unscrew. I cleaned up the demill slag and got the fuze adapter to screw all the way into the projectile nose and also got the fuze protector to screw all the way on. So I’m all set except for the FUZE. That and figuring out the proper way to stencil it after it is painted.
Now I’m working on designing a roll-around stand for it (vertical) that won’t tip over.
I’ll try and get some pics on here. Not sure if this board works the same as others I’m used to but here goes.
This is the shell as I got it.
These are the fuze adapter, fuze (wrong one) and fuze cover.
This is the adapter on the shell after a couple days work. If you get one, I can give you some tricks on how I got the threads cleaned up.