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Best way to look after a spent 4.5 shell

lgu98141

Midshipman
Guys,

Not sure if this is the right area but i have been given a spent 4.5 shell from one of my WE mates and I intend to have it in my flat but i was wondering should i brasso it or just give it a wipe and leave it be??

Appreciate any advice

cheers

lgu
 

(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
I presume that you mean a 'shell case' ? Then Bluebell and a load of elbow grease is the order of the day.
 
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RomanyRanner

Lantern Swinger
After the Brasso, put some car wax polish on it. Mine still looks tiddly 8 years since its last elbow greasing.

I like that idea.
I actually put mine up on a lathe to polish it. But assume most people do not have access to something like that.
Car wax, nice idea.
 
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(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
Cartridge case granny?

A moot point Seaweed. I always associated cartridge CASE with fixed ammunition. With the separate ammunition we used, I thought a SHELL case. There has been a lot of water flowed under the bridge since my days in the RN so I am happy to be corrected. (That is IF I am wrong, of course... ) :D
 

Ballistic

War Hero
A moot point Seaweed. I always associated cartridge CASE with fixed ammunition. With the separate ammunition we used, I thought a SHELL case. There has been a lot of water flowed under the bridge since my days in the RN so I am happy to be corrected. (That is IF I am wrong, of course... ) :D

I would guess, reading between the lines of the OP's words, that he's talking about about a 4.5" Mk.8 which would make it fixed ammunition.

Of course, it could be a spent clearing charge... :grin:
 

Sharkey

Banned
What did the mob do with the spent cases, were they recycled?, Cambridge must have got through millions, and there must be a mountain of scrap iron 7 or 8 miles off shore.
 

onions

GCM
When a ship de ammod in Pompey the empty Cartridge cases were taken into Priddys Hard and then transported up country to be recycled and forwarded to a filling station. It would be the same for Cambridge, except the Cartridge cases would be returned to Ernesettle.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
When a ship de ammod in Pompey the empty Cartridge cases were taken into Priddys Hard and then transported up country to be recycled and forwarded to a filling station. It would be the same for Cambridge, except the Cartridge cases would be returned to Ernesettle.

After a shoot on a GMD we used to hoof the empties overboard. Woe betide anyone caught wih one.
 
When I worked on Canberras we used brass starter carts, there was a montain of them next to squadron line. Would be worth a fortune these days.
 

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