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Old 11-06-19, 11:26
lynx42 lynx42 is offline
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Default What do I have here?

I know that this is something from a 2pdr gun, but what is it?

It is 4 inches or 102mm long, close to 1.5 inches or 38mm wide but with a FLAT top.

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The markings are quite clear and it is marked P 2Pr I.T., Mks. IX & X guns. further on it has RL 65 and the date 10/38. Below all that is BS.

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There are some ordnance marks HH with /I\ above it, QL /I\, /I\ , and JD with /I\ below it.

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Why is it flat topped?

Over to you experts.

Thanks Rick.
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Old 11-06-19, 13:09
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It is a practice flat shot. Flat topped to limit range and ricochet.

Anti tank guns had a practice flat shot for range practice, usually with a reduced load.

These are often called a proof shot today but that is incorrect as a proof shot has no tracer and is fired with an overcharge to proof the gun.

The markings indicate 2 pounder Mk 1 (shot) with tracer (T)

For Mk IX and X guns which were the anti tank guns, rather than the pom pom type.

RL likely Royal Laboratories.

10/38 is the date.

BS indicates it is turned from bar stock
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Old 12-06-19, 01:15
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Thank you Adrian,

That was quick. Now I can pass that information off to others when they ask.

It will go on display with the other pierces on display in our museum and I will be able to tell them about it.

It was given to me this week by an 86 year old friend who could only tell me that his father gave it to him when he was about 11 years old, during WW2.

Cheers Rick.
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