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    Anyone seen one of these?
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    Itís a mold , pour wax? Into it, let cool and remove the wax bottle.

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    Looks like an old civil war artillary shell
    notice the copper banding on the outside?
    also, the cutting job is crude, most likely done with a hack saw or band saw by the person who found it.
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    Thatís cool. It does seem to be a mold of some sort. Idk?
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    Could it be WW1? Looks a lot like this. Maybe it was made into book ends?

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    Nice find, Probably glued between the two blocks of wood in order to hold it steady for sawing.
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    steve andermatt

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    Could it be WW1? Looks a lot like this. Maybe it was made into book ends?
    Hard to tell with it in the wood.But it sure looks like it.If you can find out the dimensions of the one in picture then measure yours it might confirm or eliminate it.You will probably need to use calipers for accurate dimensions.The weight will be slightly off due to being cut in half.You also need the weight before the projectiles tip was screwed in to make it live.
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    Definitely an artillery exploding projectile of some era. Way cool. I wonder what possessed someone to do this to it? Some sort of educational display maybe?
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    Yep... Alan m (and later, Arkansaw, with more-specific information) got it right... it is definitely a sawed-in-half artillery shell, most likely from the World War One era. It is a small-caliber one, perhaps a 47mm Hotchkiss shell.

    Doing that to an artillery shell, and mounting the half-shell on a wooden plaque for "Educational" display, continues to be popular. See the US civil war Hotchkiss 3"-caliber shell on a wooden plaque in the photo below. But, it is waaay overpriced, unfortunately.
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    When I see odd items sawed in half such as this, I'd turn it and look for nail holes in the bottom edge.
    Bookends ... ?

    Following artillery barrages ... you're dusting yourself off and suddenly freeze, wide eyed ...
    What's the normal procedure ? I'm asking.
    Do you stick a flag in the ground and wait for (ordnance guy/bomb guys) to come through and deal with the unexploded ones ?

    When he finished with the one I found sharing my foxhole, I'd ask for the slug.

    War story ..."The only reason I'm here is because of that set of bookends over there."

    For the military folks on here ... does a scenario like that make any sense whatsoever ?


    edit: I found this about a German fellow that did the job I'm wondering about.
    Wouldn't this be happening after every artillery barrage ?
    I'd think these might wind up being saved by folks.

    "Clearing unexploded munitions became the task of the German states’ KMBD. It was dangerous work done at close quarters, removing fuses with wrenches and hammers. “You need a clear head. And calm hands,” Horst Reinhardt told me. He said he never felt fear during the defusing process. “If you’re afraid, you can’t do it. For us, it’s a completely normal job. In the same way that a baker bakes bread, we defuse bombs.”

    Edit 2: That was in this fascinating read. Here's the link for a human interest story that's a little different:

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/histo...any-180957680/
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    My grandpappy told me how he'd move this cannon on the back of a mule into position unpack it put it together and load it with a shell like that and aim it at the kraut's shooting back at them from a machine gun nest back in 1918. He was the only grandparent I ever knew well and as kid we were like best buds, hunting, fishing on the Mississippi, hunting for artifacts or going for long hikes as he was a bit of a health nut and abstain from all things bad in diet and shunned the use of alcohol and tobacco. I do miss him.
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