Need help identifying an Artillery Projectile..

nunzio747

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Hello All

I recently purchased this Artillery round. I initially thought it was Civil War but now I'm thinking it's later.
10" X 3.5" weighs about 24lbs. The inner material seems like a gray concrete?? The only mark I can see is the "E" stamped on the bottom. Thoughts???

Thanks for your input

Walt
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Rhea Cole

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You may have something really unusual. I went looking for an artillery round with the unusual groove profile around the base of this projectile. December 10, 1906 Carlos De Safra of New York, N.Y. filed a patent for an armor piercing round with a base fuse. The profile in the patent application No. 863,248 matches the one in the photos. The other candidate is a Hotchis base fused round, but couldn't find one with the same groove pattern around the base.

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<gutenberg.org> The Development of Armor-piercing Shells
(With Suggestions for their Improvement)
By
Carlos De Zafra, M.E.

1915

 

nunzio747

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You may have something really unusual. I went looking for an artillery round with the unusual groove profile around the base of this projectile. December 10, 1906 Carlos De Safra of New York, N.Y. filed a patent for an armor piercing round with a base fuse. The profile in the patent application No. 863,248 matches the one in the photos. The other candidate is a Hotchis base fused round, but couldn't find one with the same groove pattern around the base.

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<gutenberg.org> The Development of Armor-piercing Shells
(With Suggestions for their Improvement)
By
Carlos De Zafra, M.E.

1915

Interesting!!! Thanks!!
 

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