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Thread: Southern Pa Farm Field : Is this part of some type of munitions?

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    Southern Pa Farm Field : Is this part of some type of munitions?

    In the interest of full disclosure, I know less about munitions than I do about women. But I know enough about both to ask here about the former, and not the latter....

    I found this piece in a southern Pennsylvania farm field outside Mechanicsburg Pa.
    It looked too much to me like the bottom of a rimfire shell, and considering the area it was found, that it didn't automatically go in the metal scrap pile.

    A quick internet search shows some similar fused items, but not this.

    So before I toss it, I want to be sure that it's not munition related.

    Thoughts?

    Measures about 1 1/2" in diameter.

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    Somewhat of a guess, but to me it looks a lot like the base of a flare gun ammo. Most have a longer brass casing but the bottom looks the same.

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    Back in the day they had shotguns shells that could take out half a flock with one shot, I wonder if its like a 2 gauge or something lol

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    Re: The latter.

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    Its the starter cap for an WWII period airplane. Its like a big gun cartridge, but I'm not sure of their proper name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Its the starter cap for an WWII period airplane. Its like a big gun cartridge, but I'm not sure of their proper name.
    You are looking for the term, Starter Cartridge. The term Coffman Starter is used a lot also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna321 View Post
    Back in the day they had shotguns shells that could take out half a flock with one shot, I wonder if its like a 2 gauge or something lol
    You are referring to a Punt Gun. Some were made completley of brass, and some were made like regular shotgun shells with a brass base and a cardboard tube, etc.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=punt...t-us&prmd=sivn
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffuries View Post
    You are looking for the term, Starter Cartridge. The term Coffman Starter is used a lot also.
    Ok thanks, I think its one of those types of engine starter, but the punt gun option looks close as well.
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    Ive spent some time looking at online pics of both the punt shells and starter shells.
    The lip edges on those seem to a little bigger, but I couldn't look at them all.

    There's not much difference in some either. the had starter shells to start diesel tanks!

    Great call guys, as usual, and much appreciated!
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