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WW1 4.5 INCH HOWITZER CARTRIDGE CASE
Cartridge case for Howitzer Gun, the projectile portion was fed into the Breach of the gun first, followed by the charge rapped in cloth, then on top of that the cartridge casing containing the percussion cap was fitted over the charge and pushed up to the rim.
The door of the breach was closed and the gun fired, all that was left was the casing, which was removed ready for the next projectile.
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- I have one of these that has been made into an ashtray. there is an old Irish 10 pence in the centre thou. date stamped on the bottom is 20-4-18.I still use it as an ashtray.glad to have learned something about it. I think ill get the Brasso out and treat it with a little more respect. thank you.
.......... anthony finn, dundalk, ireland, 18th of July 2014