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Offline HeelSpur

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A Big Bullet
« on: June 29, 2013, 08:09:01 PM »
Had to pick this up today, its one that didn't turn into trench art.
Its about 15" long and about 4-41/2" in diameter. (didn't measure it)



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Re: A Big Bullet
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 10:26:01 PM »
A large  shell casing for artillery.   When the 105MM was in the later tanks, one got tired lifting and loading these.   Nice chunk of brass, will polish up well.  I see its build date is WWII, so it is definitely a collectible.
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Re: A Big Bullet
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 09:18:28 AM »
that is a great find, did you find it at a swap meet ? i seen one of them with dirt and flowers growing out of the shell, I tried to buy it but it was not for sale i tried to explain its not a flower pot and it was to be ruined with dirt and water in side it but that is how it goes again great find congrats.
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Re: A Big Bullet
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 09:50:28 AM »
Got it at an estate sale for $17. I out bid a lady who out bid me on a tool box full of old tools, she won I believe but 2nd prize isn't to bad.
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Re: A Big Bullet
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 10:35:05 AM »
You just know the part of that that isn't there anymore just ruined somebody's day ....

I have seen the lady's buying them at the flea to put flowers in also, I dunno what it is about flowers, but that's where most of them seem to end up....

Perhaps it goes with the painted handsaws...
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: A Big Bullet
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 11:04:06 AM »
Our pennies were made from spent shell casings from 1944-1946 too.
1943's were steel, war effort stuff.
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Re: A Big Bullet
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 05:16:22 PM »
After WWII India made EVERYTHING out of shell casings.
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Re: A Big Bullet
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 07:06:34 PM »
RE:  1965 Ft. Knox, Ky.-saw many of those cut down in lathe-polished to high heaven with Brasso and engraved with officer's name & rank as a desk ashtray-as most people smoked!
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Re: A Big Bullet
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 07:14:40 PM »
At Ft.. Knox in 1971 they were used full size, to hold the flag and standards behind commanding officers desks, and polished weekly,   and not by the officers either. 
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