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3.45” Cartridge Case (88 x 292R) Converted to 25 Pr. Mk ll. 1937, British Drill 3.45” Cartridge Case (88 x 292R) Converted to 25 Pr. Mk ll.
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3.45” Cartridge Case (88 x 292R) Converted to 25 Pr. Mk ll. 1937, British Drill 3.45” Cartridge Case (88 x 292R) Converted to 25 Pr. Mk ll.

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Very Early And Rare Inert, 1937, British Drill 3.45” Cartridge Case (88 x 292R) Converted to 25 Pr. Mk ll. Sn. O 981 - O 981

This is a very early and rare British 3.45” cartridge case for the 3.45” field gun, the forerunner of the famous 25 Pr QF gun. This gun, the Gun Mk 1 was called the '18/25 Pr.' and was a 25 Pr. barrel and breach in a modified jacket of an 18 Pr. as a 'loose liner'. It was original mounted on the 18 Pr. gun carriage and with the introduction of the 25 pr Gun Mk 2, mounted on the Carriage 25-pr Mark ll in 1940 became the standard 25 Pr. Gun in the British army. This cartridge case was made in 1937 as a 3.45” cartridge case and was re-headstamped as a 25 Pr. Mk ll Drill round. The base of the case is profusely marked 3.45” (struck out) 25 Pr ll DRILL ECC (Elswick Cartridge Company) 1937 Lot 34 . The case is fitted with its correct and rare No 1 lll DRILL primer stamped RL 9-39 (Royal Laboratories, September 1939). The case is closed by a leather closure disc complete with its leather handle. Inside the cartridge case are the three DRILL sewn leather reprensative charge bags. Charge one is of red leather and is stamped I over RL over 25 Pr over 6oz. 5DR over DRILL. Charge two is of tan leather and is stamped I over RL over 25Pr. over 7oz. 12DR over DRILL . Charge three is of blue leather with a leather strap and is stamped I over RL over 25Pr. Over 13oz.3DR. over DRILL. The cartridge case case retains traces of varnish to the inside. Price includes UK delivery. Sn. O 981
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CategoryAccessories
SubcategoryAmmunition
ConditionUsed
Price£ 375
Sale typeTrade
Manufactured Year1937
Your referenceO 981
Recommended UsageCollection item

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