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Joined: December 31st, 2017, 1:30 pm

December 31st, 2017, 3:59 pm #1

I recently bought a shell case  and I can not quite identify it.
At first I thought it was a 5.25"/50 (13.4 cm) QF Mark I but i did not find about the measurements of this case.
Thanks in advance vainota.jpg
I think that "K" is KYNOCH and that led me to look in England. 
Can it be Krupp ??

144X845R.gif In this photo it appears next to a 5 "/54  (127x836) to compare.
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Joined: May 26th, 2011, 1:26 am

January 1st, 2018, 6:04 pm #2

It looks sort of old to be any modern  5" German Naval gun. Could they be the fixed shells used on the 12.7CM/61 dual barrel shore battery mount?
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January 1st, 2018, 7:09 pm #3

No thanks. It' s imposible. The shell of 12.8 cm FlaK 40 is 128x958R could have been cut or deformed but the bib does not change its size, the unknow shell is 2 cm bigger than the 12,8 Navalized.
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January 2nd, 2018, 12:45 pm #4

Possibly an Italian 135mm/45?

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNIT_53-45_m1938.php

Also, might want to ask Tony Williams.

http://www.quarryhs.co.uk/index.html

Email address at the bottom of the above page.
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January 2nd, 2018, 2:07 pm #5

144.5mm is about 5.7".  Possibly an odd shape which had a double bottleneck that's been cut off?
5.5" is 140mm but both RN and IJN 5.5" were bag charges.
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January 2nd, 2018, 4:16 pm #6

ChrisPat wrote: 144.5mm is about 5.7".  Possibly an odd shape which had a double bottleneck that's been cut off?
5.5" is 140mm but both RN and IJN 5.5" were bag charges.
dentro.jpg This is the edge of the case seen from the inside I think it's not cut.
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January 3rd, 2018, 1:43 am #7

Well another problem, Krupp Essen used the KP head stamp code. Not a "K"
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January 4th, 2018, 2:25 am #8

Yeap. That 144.5mm thing is the "kick in the head" as Dean Martin would say. I'd have to say it's either a developmental case or one for a sabot projectile.
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Joined: December 31st, 2017, 1:30 pm

January 4th, 2018, 5:38 pm #9

Mystery solved. It is a 130x845 130mm towed field gun M1954 (M-46)
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/130_mm_to ... 954_(M-46) 
exactly of a variation that I use Finland as a cannon of coastline 130K46
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/130_mm_kanuuna_M-46
Thanks to everyone who helped me.
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