Unidentified 1 inch shot from WW1


#1

The projectile shown penetrating a steel plate reportedly came from Belgium in 1917. It is 25.6mm in diameter and 66.3mm long.

It is too short, and the wrong shape, to come from the Vickers-Terni or Revelli-FIAT 25.4mm guns, and is not the usual sort of projectile associated with the Hotchkiss naval gun. Can anyone identify it?


#2

Looks to be a fake ,can’t see any marks on the projectile from the rifleing in the cannon barrel.A ‘shop’ made souvenier perhaps?


#3

I also think that this is an unfired (or home-made) projectile which has been driven into the plate. The “petals” of plate around the partial penetration look very neat and suspicious.

gravelbelly


#4

Agreed. my first thought was that this had been made up to represent a shell, rather than being an actual example.

Regards
TonyE