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Treasures and trinkets for the heavy ordnance enthusiast. Unless otherwise noted, All items are inert, unloaded, and harmless (unless you drop on your foot. Most are heavy.) Unless otherwise described, all are in good condition with about 50% paint and visible markings; some rust on bare metal surfaces.  Folks collect these because they remind them of their prior military service, or as interesting examples of different approaches to design of cheap, effective ordnance items for a specific application. These are not hazardous to you, your children, or anyone else. In most areas, these are legal for private ownership , but if you live in an area run by idiot politicians who restrict such things, we cannot sell them to you.

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634-1 A GUN FOR ALL NATIONS: THE 37MM GUN & AMMUNITION. VOLUME 2-1914-1924 -
Volume 2 continues Robert Mellichamp’s definitive study of all things 37mm. This covers the period 1914-1924 encompassing World War 1 usage and innovations, and the post-war advancements, including Browning’s entry into the competitive world of 37mm guns, and the growing interest in 37mm mountings in aircraft (and anti-aircraft) use. This is projected to be a four volume set when completed, but so far only Volumes 1 and 2 have been published. Most highly recommended! $72.00 with FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.! (View Picture)


19054-2 A GUN FOR ALL NATIONS: THE 37MM GUN & AMMUNITION. VOLUME I- 1870-1913 -
Robert Mellichamp’s massive work (627 pages, 8.5” x 11” soft covers) is accurately subtitled “A history of 37mm guns, ammunition and manufacturers in 4 volumes from 1870 to the present day.” And it delivers what it promises! This could also be considered a tangential partial biography of a diversely talented and experienced arms inventor, Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, who worked with Colt on revolvers; invented an artillery projectile prior to the Civil War; designed a bolt action repeating rifle for Winchester in the 1870s; and went to Europe to work on artillery designs. There, and later with Vickers and Maxim Hotchkiss developed single shot artillery pieces for Navy and Army use (the ubiquitous 1, 3 and 6 pounders); revolving guns mainly in 37mm; and eventually a 37 machine gun. Hotchkiss’ self contained artillery ammunition introduced in 1870 was the first successfully used in artillery, initially with an external friction primer and cartridge cases made of three pieces riveted together, but later with modern drawn cases and centerfire primers. After some introductory and biographical information on Hotchkiss, the next 250 pages details the myriad 37mm guns designed by Hotchkiss, PLUS those designed by other such as Driggs Seabury, Nordenfelt, Skoda, Krupp, with line drawings of nearly all, and with lots of detailed information on numbers procured, when, from whom, and how employed- naval broadside or fighting top mounts, fortress flank defenses, field carriages, etc, often down to the specific site or vessel. This covers virtually the whole globe, from European powers to backwater nations of Asia or South America. This includes 37mm guns which were used as sub-caliber guns in or on larger guns. There is also some information on subcaliber cartridges used in the 37mm guns (from .22 rimfire up to centerfire rifle or pistol cartridges) and a bit of information on the tools used to reload 37mm cartridges. Pages 263 to 593 detail various types of 37mm ammunition from the many, many nations which used 37mm guns. This includes the initial “one pounder” 37 x 94mmR cartridge up through the one pounder- heavy and up to the 37 x 332mmR Skoda anti-balloon gun of 1908. Dimensioned drawings are provided for the case and projectiles, and in many cases there are details of the fuze as well. I used to think that collecting 37mm ammunition would require maybe 20 rounds for a good collection (from 1870 to the present) but I was totally off base. With another three volumes coming to cover the remaining time, this is a huge field! Remember, they used 37mm guns in the P-39 aircobra, on PT boats, and even in an abortive Gatling gun in recent years, as well as the main gun for the M3 and M5 light tanks, an anti-tank gun, and an anti-aircraft gun. I expect to see all of these in the future volumes of this set. Another 25 pages list all known maker of 37mm cartridges (during the period of this volume 1870-1913) all over the world, which is a great reference source for collectors of any artillery ammunition. This is a truly impressive work, with far more information of interest to the historian or arms collectors with only passing interest in the cartridge themselves than might be expected. For a cartridge collector, it is absolutely essential. Highly recommended reference, sure to be a classic. $72.00 with FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.! (View Picture)
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20715 U.S. MILITARY AMMUNITION REFERENCE LIBRARY ON CD - Covering all types of ammunition for small arms, mortars, artillery, grenades, bombs, rockets, pyrotechnics, and signals! Seven of the most important official references, with over 2,600 pages of information, loaded with detailed drawings, specifications, markings, etc. Dates range from 1923 to 2003, with most WW2, Korea and Vietnam vintage ammo covered in detail. High quality .pdf files that are fully searchable using the free Adobe Acrobat. You can copy and paste selected text or images into other documents for collectors or historians. This material is all on a single CD. Free shipping in the U.S. $20.00 (View Picture)


**NEW ADDITION** 19886 U.S. 3" SHRAPNEL SHELL- FIRED BUT WITH INNER COMPONENTS- The Shrapnel shell was one of the main rounds used in WW1. These were projectiles sort of similar to a large sawed off shotgun barrel. When the gun fired, the projectile M1907M time fuze was activated and at the designated time it would ignite a powder train tube down the center of the shell to the base, where an expelling charge would be ignited. That would create the pressure to expel a pusher plate and everything ahead of it, including a large load of iron or lead balls out of the front of the shell, blowing off the fuze in the process. When activated near formations of troops these were deadly, spraying a large area with their deadly load of pellets. The projectiles and fuzes are pretty common, but few people bothered to gather up a bunch of the pellets and the pusher plate as souvenirs. Even though this is a fired example with rifling grooves on the rotating band, it is very nice condition otherwise and great for showing the concept of shrapnel. $175.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 19881 WW2 ITALIAN 45MM BRIXIA MORTAR SHELL - The Brixia 45mm Mortar used in WW2 was a small, rapid firing light mortar. It had a two legged base and a padded leather leg which served as a shoulder pad for carrying, or for the operator to lay or sit on when firing. A lever operated the breech and fired the weapon, while projectiles were fed in by the loader one at a time. These used a 10 round magazine of separate cartridge similar to a rifle grenade blank to launch it, not a cartridge in the base of the projectile as with most mortars. Well trained teams could reach up to 18 rounds per minute, although operational rate of fire was less. The Brixia was the service light mortar of the Italian military throughout World War II. These were very small charges and the range was only about 300-600 yards, so it was marginally useful in combat. The first of the Brixia was the Model 35 used mostly in the Spanish Civil War, and the improved Model 39 was used by Italy in WW2. This is an excellent example of the projectile used in these, with most of the red paint remaining on the tail section, and the body retaining most of the blue finish but mixed with some rust. The markings stamped on one of the fins read “45mod 39/SRCM [illegible date] GB” and probably a mold or die number. SRCM is Societa Romana. The red paint was used for combat rounds, and those with a white strip around the top like this one were for training use with a reduced or no explosive filler. INERT- no flammable or explosive materials. $195.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 16484 UNFINISHED DUTCH BRASS CARTRIDGE 120 x 835mmR CASE FOR BOFORS 130mm/L50 MODEL 1950 TWIN NAVAL MOUNT - This is one that was not yet threaded for the primer, or final neck sized and trimmed to length. Some scattered splashes of green corrosion and deformed at the mouth, otherwise a very nice, large and impressive case. Perhaps something for a special art, car or motorcycle project, not necessarily just a collector. About 33 inches long, 5” at the open end, maybe 6.5” at the bottom of the case and 7.4” across the rim. A very big impressive case for one of Bofors’ largest designs. The twin mounts were installed on Swedish Halland class destroyers, and on two similar ships built for Colombia. Also used on the Netherlands destroyers of the Holland and Friesland classes, and on their Tromp class guided missile destroyers. These were very rapid firing (21 rounds per minute per barrel) but heavy, complex and expensive. The last of these ships was decommissioned in 2001. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $185.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 15791 WW2 GERMAN 37 x 264mm BELTED CARTRIDGE FOR FLAK 18/36/37/43 - 3.7cm Sprenggranate Patronen 18) The Germans used 37mm anti-aircraft guns instead of the ubiquitous Bofors 40mm/L60 guns. The 37mm guns were a bit lighter, and eventually more rapid firing, but the range was shorter and the projectile slightly less effective. The FLAK 18/36/27/43 different mainly in gun details related to rate of fire and type of mount (single, double, wheeled, vehicle mounted or for U-Boats) but all used the same ammunition. The brass case is the belted type which provides positive headspacing and allows for good extraction. The case designation is 6348 St and the 2.7cm Flak 18 is also marked on the headstamp. Manuaftured by aux (Polte-Werk, Magdeburg) in 1941, with 44 at and waffenamt inspector markings. The yellow painted High Explosive projectile (empty, of course) is stamped 41 byw 1 for manufacture by Johann Schaefer, Stettiner Schraubenwerk, Stettin. The projectile has two rotating bands, with two deep grooves for crimping the case and projectile, but the diameter for the crimping area is nearly the same as the rotating bands. Someone managed to force the projectile deep enough that the rotating bands are inside, so it looks a bit odd right now, but I think it can be carefully backed out a bit to look better. Otherwise, an exceptionally nice example of the ammo used by the most common German AA gun of WW2, which also was used in an infantry support or anti-vehicle gun when needed. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $175.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 15662 FEDERAL LABORATORIES FLITE-RITE 230-A INERT PRACTICE ROUND - The Federal Laboratories 230 is a 37mm CN (tear gas) gas munition for the federal “gas guns” which were popular with law enforcement in the 1960s-70s before leftist rioters complained that it could actually kill people and should be banned. (Yes, a single round contained in a room 8’ x 8’ x 7’ could be fatal after seven minutes, but that is a small room, and most people would get out within seconds.) This is a 230-A and I am not sure if the gas used was still CN, or perhaps CS or something else, however since this is an inert training version it has no gas of any type, no primer and no propelling charge either. THis is in excellent condition and comes in the original cardboard container with label having Saltsburg, PA address with no ZIP code, so it is earlier than about 1963. An important round in the history of less-lethal and riot control ammunition. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $125.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 15344 VIETNAM ERA U.S. NAVY ZUNI 5-INCH ROCKET WARHEAD (INERT) - Pretty sure this is the Mark 32 Mod 0 Anti-Tank Anti-Personnel (ATAP) version. See pages 4-5 of http://www.chinalakealumni.org/Downloads/1959%20D149ZUNI%205.0%20FFAR.pdf for more on these, and the Mark 188 Point Detonating Fuze or M414 Proximity Fuze used with them. This is an inert plaster loaded practice or dummy version. Stencil markings hard to read but May 1973 date is legible and part of the stock or drawing number and lot number as well. The Zuni was great at hitting hardened targets and allowed multiple passes since the four round launcher pods could be fired single shot or salvo all four at once, and each aircraft could carry several pods, usually in combination with other ordnance as well The Zuni is best known as the round which accidentally fired into other fully armed and fueled aircraft parked on the flight deck of USS Forrestal in July 1967. The resulting fires and explosions killed 134 sailors and wounded 161 more. This warhead is INERT with no flammable or explosive components, and the only way to injure yourself will be to drop it- it is big (about 30 inches long) and heavy (about 45 pounds). $135.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 14780 U.S. NAVY 76mm OTO MELARA BRASS CASE (76.2 x 636mm Rimmed) - About 25 inches long. Headstamp markings “C-1 BPD 88 76/62 O-M” and some small inspector markings. This is a fired case with some dings on opposing sides of the case near the mouth. The primer has been removed and some sort of screw inserted. Case has a mellow medium dark patina but could be polished if you like it that way. The 76mm OTO Melara gun with a 62 caliber barrel length (76mm L62”) was used on the FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry class of Frigates from their introduction in the late 1970s until their decommissioning at the end of the 1990s. This is a pretty neat gun system (albeit a somewhat puny 3 inch bore) with a 80 round per minute rate of fire, and maximum range of 11.5 statute miles. Most of the cases were steel, not brass, and most got recycled or scrapped, so they are pretty hard to find loose. $135.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 13587 U.S. M58 BASE DETONATING FUZE FOR 37mm SUBCALIBER AMMUNITION - Base Detonating Fuze M58 Practice is used with target practice cartridges for 37mm subcaliber guns. $29.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 13545 U.S. 81MM MORTAR TARGET PRACTICE PROJECTILE M43A1 - Fine condition with original paint and stencil markings. Excellent base fins with wires to hold the powder increments in place and an expended ignition cartridge in the base tube. Body stamped with date 1953 and 81MM M43A1B1. The M52A2 fuze is dated 1954. This is identical to high-explosive cartridge M43A1 except for the projectile filler. The target-practice projectile is loaded with an inert materiel (plaster-of-paris and stearic acid). When used, a small black powder pellet is placed under the fuze to provide a spotting charge for observation purposes. The projectile duplicates the weight of the high-explosive projectile and has the same ballistic characteristics. Best example of these we have had. No flammable or explosive components. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $249.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 13542 U.S. HAND GRENADE COLLECTION 3 DIFFERENT (INERT) - These are INERT practice grenades with expended fuzes, no explosive or flammable components. Left to right are the WW2 style Mark II “pineapple” the 1950s M26 style “lemon” and the Vietnam era M67 style “baseball” grenade. These are the training versions which match the combat types in appearance and weight. These use a fuze which ignites a small black powder charge, and a hole in the bottom allows the smoke to escape. The fuzes are replaced and new powder charges inserted and the grenades are used over and over again. The first two of these have been repainted OD, but the baseball retains its original blue color for practice ordnance, and the stenciled M69 designation. The firing pin and spring have been removed from the fuze on the pineapple but that is hidden by the spoon anyway so it displays fine. Three nice items for display, with other historic artifacts from WW1 through the present. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. (But, will still not ship to Kalifornia or other places run by idiots.) The collection of three practice grenades for $95.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 13539 U.S. VIETNAM ERA M16A1 BOUNDING ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE (INERT) - These are based on the WW2 German “S” Mine known as the “Bouncing Betty.” Basically it is an explosive filled projectile stuffed in a can with a small expelling charge between the bottom of the can and the projectile, and a fuze assembly stuck through the projectile to reach the expelling charge. The fuze can be activated by pressure or pulling a trip wire. When the fuze is triggered, it ignites a small delay fuze in the projectile and the expelling charge so the projectile bounces up about one to five feet and detonates sending fragments out in a 360 degree pattern with a range of about 25 yards. The M16 series was adopted circa early 1960s, and the smaller and lighter M26 mine began to replace these in the late 1970s. (We should have some of the M26 mines listed separately.) This is an INERT mine, and should be identical to the combat version except for not having any energetic materials, and the blue paint and INERT markings instead of OD with yellow. Some paint loss and surface rust, mainly on the rims of the can body and one dent on the rim, otherwise a very nice example. This is NOT one of the classroom training devices with plastic parts to simulate appearance only. What you see is what you get. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $149.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 13538 U.S. VIETNAM ERA M16 BOUNDING ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE (INERT TRAINING VERSION) –LOT OF TWO - These are based on the WW2 German “S” Mine known as the “Bouncing Betty.” Basically it is an explosive filled projectile stuffed in a can with a small expelling charge between the bottom of the can and the projectile, and a fuze assembly stuck through the projectile to reach the expelling charge. The fuze can be activated by pressure or pulling a trip wire. When the fuze is triggered, it ignites a small delay fuze in the projectile and the expelling charge so the projectile bounces up about one to five feet and detonates sending fragments out in a 360 degree pattern with a range of about 25 yards. The M16 series was adopted circa early 1960s, and the smaller and lighter M26 mine began to replace these in the late 1970s. (We should have some of the M26 mines listed separately.) These are INERT training device copies made for classroom and field training using substitute materials for visual appearance only. They have been repainted OD or green, and only one has a fuze. What you see is what you get. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $85.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 13537 U.S. VIETNAM ERA M16 BOUNDING ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE (INERT TRAINING VERSION) - These are based on the WW2 German “S” Mine known as the “Bouncing Betty.” Basically it is an explosive filled projectile stuffed in a can with a small expelling charge between the bottom of the can and the projectile, and a fuze assembly stuck through the projectile to reach the expelling charge. The fuze can be activated by pressure or pulling a trip wire. When the fuze is triggered, it ignites a small delay fuze in the projectile and the expelling charge so the projectile bounces up about one to five feet and detonates sending fragments out in a 360 degree pattern with a range of about 25 yards. The M16 series was adopted circa early 1960s, and the smaller and lighter M26 mine began to replace these in the late 1970s. (We should have some of the M26 mines listed separately.) This is an INERT training device copy made for classroom and field training using substitute materials for visual appearance only. It has been repainted gray and labeled during its period of use, with a good looking fuze. What you see is what you get. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $75.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 13258 JAPANESE WW2 BOMB NOSE FUZE WITH SHIPPING CONTAINER- MINTY! - This is the Type 97 Mk 2 Nose Fuze - U.S. Designation A-3(a) – which is an updated and improved version of the Type 90, used on a wide variety of bomb types. This is in near perfect condition, with the paper label on the arming vane, and the red paper warning tag (printing no longer legible). The shipping container is simple tin construction, specifically made for this purpose, with a semi-legible number stamped on the top. The container has a couple of minor dings and dents. When the bomb is released, the arming wire is pulled through the eyelet, breaking loose at the soldered points. This simultaneously imparts an initial rotation to the arming vane assembly. In seven rotations, the arming sleeve rises up on the threads of the striker spindle and locks against the stop screw, arming the fuze. (The vanes stay attached.) On impact, the entire cap assembly is driven in, breaking the shear wire causing the firing pin to strike the primer, which ignites the booster to detonate the bomb. (One of the best sites for info on Jap bomb fuzes is http://www.inert-ord.net/jap02h/index.html ) INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $275.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 13152 U.S. 37mm (37 x 223mmR) Cartridge with Armor Piercing Projectile M51B2- 12942 dated- NICE! - Probably the best condition example of this cartridge we have had in several years. The case is the M16B1 made from steel with brown lacquer finish. Black ink stamped lot markings are present but too hard to read- look at the photos and see what you think they are. Projectile is excellent and the early AP style made without the cap, or ballistic cap. The case lacquer and projectile paint are excellent with about 98% remaining, and no rust. No primer. These were made for the 37mm Gun, M3, the cute little towed anti-tank gun, and also used in the M5 and M6 guns mounted in the M3 and M5 light tanks and the M8 armored car. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $165.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 7256 U.S. WW2 STYLE PRACTICE RIFLE GRENADE M11A1- DATED 12-42 - Type used during WW2 until the mid 1950s, with minor variations in the M11A1, A2, A3 and A4 models that are almost impossible to figure out. Overall VG-fine condition with 80-90% of the original black paint and exceptionally clear and legible white stenciled markings dated 12-42. The tail assembly has a lot of scratches and chips and the fins are dinged and bent and one weld has popped loose, but still looks pretty good. The round nose cap is not dented, but does have some scrapes as shown in the photo. I have seen a number of the later versions, but the M11A1 is pretty scarce. (You do need an example of EVERY variation, right?) INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $95.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 7192 U.S. 60mm MORTAR CARTRIDGE HIGH EXPLOSIVE M49A3- WW2 STYLE- 1973 DATED (INERT) - This is externally identical to the WW2 style 60mm Mortar cartridges with the boxy looking shape, with the only difference between the M49A2 and M49A3 being the manufacturing process and type of steel used for making the body. The body is 1973 dated. Fins are a bit corroded, but can be cleaned up if you want to take the time to do so. No fuze. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $110.00 (View Picture)

23227 RARE- U.S. 120MM ARMOR PIERCING-TRACER (AP-T) PROJECTILE M358E1 FOR M103 HEAVY TANK - A scarce projectile for the little used M58 cannon in the abortive M103 Heavy tank (which resembled an oversized M48 Patton tank.) The M103 was designed for direct assault and support for medium tanks against Soviet armor. Huge size, excessive weight (58 tons) and a small engine resulted in short range, and poor reliability added to the other problems. Adopted by the Army in 1957, the M103s were immediately deadlined awaiting solution of their many problems, and phased out of service in the 1960s. Some were upgraded to M103A1 by the Marines, and ironically leased back to the Army for use in Europe! This is basically a 50.85 pound piece of hardened steel, about 5 inches in diameter that pierced armor the old fashioned way- brute force from a big, tough projectile fired at high velocity, none of that fancy shaped charge or skinny little discarding sabot stuff. Muzzle velocity on these was an incredible 3,500 feet per second! This was a separate loading round which used the Propelling Charge, M46 using 28 pounds of powder in a 120mm Cartridge Case M109. Rotating band is marked with maker and lot number 5-9, 1958 120MM AP-T M358E1. The projectile retains about 80% of the original black paint and mostly legible white stenciled markings: 120G/ PROJ AP-T M358E1/ AMM LOT [??] 27-8. Rotating band has a few minor dings but overall is fine to excellent condition. No tracer element. Even the pointed nose of the aluminum windshield is undamaged. These are extremely scarce, and one the only two others we ever had was bought by the General Dynamics people working on the M1 Tanks who wanted to study the “old” 120 gun technology. (Pretty bad when the Army has to go scrounging around buying stuff from militaria junque dealers like us….) Anyway, this one deserves a good home in a nice collection. INERT- no flammable or explosive components, but this sucker is really heavy so be careful! $650.00 (View Picture)

20544 VIETNAM ERA “IGLOO WHITE” AIR DELIVERED SEISMIC INTRUSION DEVICE (ADSID III or MA-33) - The ADSID (Air Delivered Seismic Intrusion Detector) used an internal geophone to detect personnel or vehicles in motion along the Ho Chi Minh trail. These, and several other types of sensors all designed to be air dropped, and impale themselves into the ground with little more than just an antenna showing to send out the signals. The antenna were sort of bent and scraggly looking to resemble jungle vegetation. The sensors were dropped from U.S. Navy P2V Neptune aircraft of Observation Squadron 67 (VO-67), and from USAF F-4 Phantoms, OV-10 Broncos or CH-3 helicopters. When signals indicated enemy activity was nearby, air strikes would be sent to attack, and this proved to be partly effective or great, depending on who is telling the story. For more Google “Igloo White” and there is a great drawing showing the internals of the ADSID at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/080910-F-1234S-006.jpg. Note that this ADSID III sensor has both the heavy stake part and also the upper section which held the magic sensor and communications gear. The electronic gear has been removed, and there is no antenna, but this will be a great display item for the Vietnam collector. I have seen other ADSID or ACOUSID parts offered, but this is the only one I have seen that is an ADSID III with the electronics section, not just the metal stake part. About 36 inches long and about 35 pounds. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $325.00 (View Picture)

22198 U.S. PRACTICE MINE, ANTI-TANK, M21 - Cylindrical shape about 9.5" diameter by 4.5" deep. Made from cast resin of some sort, to duplicate modern non-magnetic mines. Fuze cavity on top and plug on bottom. This includes the “tilt rod” which would be left exposed and when pushed over by a vehicle would activate the mine. These are INERT copies made for use in training exercises for laying our or clearing mine fields. Although last procured in 1962, these are still current issue. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $55.00 (View Picture)

21913 SCARCE WW2 U.S. NAVY 3”/50 BRASS CASE “NOT TO BE REFORMED” (76.2 x 585mmR) - During WW2 there was a serious shortage of brass and copper, used in all sorts of military weapons, vehicles, ships aircraft and ammunition. One of the methods of coping with this problem was the use of “scrap brass” to make cartridge cases for some Navy ammunition. The composition of this was not as consistent as virgin cartridge brass, and while it was suitable for use at least once, the lower copper content made reloading a very bad option. Therefore these cases were marked at the time of manufacture “NOT TO BE REFORMED” so they could be segregated prior to any attempt to reload them. This is the only one we have encountered in all our years collecting this sort of neat junque. It is a once fired case with a few minor dings, but one hand size area near the shoulder that was previously dented but has been worked back into shape pretty well, but that is the side you will want to put in the back. This is a 3”/50 case Mark 7 Mod 1 from SMC with a 10-43 date, the year they resorted to making steel pennies to save copper for the war effort. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $165.00 (View Picture)

21519 SCARCE WW2 U.S. NAVY 37MM SIGNAL CARTRIDGES, TWO-STAR, (WITH TRACER), MARK IV - Used for identification by aircraft or signaling, and usually fired from the AN-M8 Pyrotechnic (flare) pistol. This signal is similar in appearance and functioning to the Signals, Aircraft, AN-M53 to AN-M58 series. The color of the stars is indicated on the cartridge case by two wide bands near the paper end of the case ; a narrow band indicates the color of the tracer. The names of the colors of the stars and the tracer are printed on the paper closing wad. Information for identifying the signal cartridge is printed on the cartridge case. After the primer is hit by the firing pin, igniting the propelling charge, the inner container is propelled from the barrel of the projector, and the tracer is ignited by the propelling charge. The tracer becomes visible after traveling about 20 feet, and burns for about four seconds, then ignites the bursting charge and the two stars within the inner container. In effect, upon leaving the barrel of the projector, the tracer appears as a single star and rises to a height of about 250 feet when fired from the ground ; at this point, the star separates into two stars, which fall separately. The tracer and stars can be seen about five miles at night, and about two or three miles in daylight. These were made in six different variations: (1) Red-red with red tracer; (2) Green-green with red tracer; (3) Red-red with green tracer; (4) Red-yellow with yellow tracer; (5) Red-green with red tracer; and (6) Red-green with green tracer. All of these are pretty scarce, and I was totally unfamiliar with them until we recently found an old stash of them. This is the green tracer with red and green stars, made in April 1944 by International Flare and Signal Division of Kilgore. (Sorry, no other color variations available.) Perfect condition, fresh from a sealed box, live, ready to signal your distress. We have a sealed box of ten rounds for $250.00, or buy a loose single round for $35.00 (View Picture)

20426 WW2 ERA HD-GAS LAND MINE/BOOBY TRAP (INERT) - This is basically a 1 gallon size metal can with two wires soldered on the back. These were intended for filling with HD (mustard gas in liquid form) which is relatively inert and not too dangerous. Then these would be placed in strategic locations and rigged with detonating cord or a blasting cap or with other explosive material. (The wires would be bent to help hold the detonators in place.) When the explosive material detonated, it would aerosolize the mustard gas which would be carried in the air to contaminate the area and any personnel who entered. Mustard gas is persistent so this would effectively deny the enemy access to buildings, bunkers, trenches, or even key terrain features for days or weeks. Mustard gas could be fatal, and was at minimum a serious irritant to any exposed skin, clothing or especially if breathed in. Mustard gas was outlawed in 1993 and U.S. stockpiles have been (or are still being) destroyed. This can is gray color with the two stripes and HD GAS markings specified for all munitions filled with this agent. A neat reminder of the simplicity and horrors of chemical warfare. Empty, INERT, has never had any chemical, flammable or explosive material in it. $15.00 (View Picture)

19621 U.S. RIFLE GRENADE, PRACTICE, ANTI-TANK, M29 (T42) "ENERGA" - Invented by the French in the early 1950s, manufactured by the Swiss, and used by U.S. forces. Much larger than the earlier M9A1 Anti-Tank grenade, but aluminum instead of steel construction kept the weight the same. However, it had a much larger explosive charge which could penetrate the armor of any tank then in use. Muzzle velocity of 174 feet per second and a maximum effective range of about 100 yards for direct fire. Externally this M29 practice version it is nearly identical to the M28 High Explosive version. Normally these have the nomenclature and a 1953 date stenciled in white, but this one is all black, probably repainted. A couple of places where the paint has chipped or flaked but still a great looking example. I have only seen about a dozen of these in the last 20+ years, making them much scarcer than the M11 or M31 practice rifle grenades. Unlike all but two of the otherM29s, this one has all the fins intact. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $149.00 (View Picture)

18934 U.S. 106mm RECOILLESS RIFLE CARTRIDGE HEP M346A1 - Great example of the combat load for the 106mm recoilless rifles mounted on Jeeps or on the “ONTOS” tracked vehicle. The High Explosive Plastic (HEP) projectile is designed on the idea that a massive explosion against the armor of a tank will cause damage by breaking up some of the armor on the inside, which then create casualties without the need to totally penetrate the tank’s armor. This is sometimes called “High Explosive Squash Head” or HESH ammunition, especially by the Brits. These use a relatively thin walled steel body with a bursting charge of about 8 pounds of Composition A-3. Like (nearly?) all of the recoilless rifle rounds, this has a pre-engraved rotating band and indexing buttons on the ogive to guide it into mating with the rifling. The HEP rounds were the evolutionary peak of development of high explosive projectiles for anti-tank gunnery. They were adopted in the early 1950s, and remained in service until the early 1970s when the advent of missiles such as the BGM-71 TOW missile system. Later gunnery designs abandoned explosive projectiles in favor of the kinetic energy of hyper velocity high density penetrators such as the Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) rounds. This projectile body is especially interesting because it reflects the transition from the flawed 105mm M27 Recoilless Rifle to the vastly improved 106mm M40 Recoilless Rifle. Both were actually 105mm bore diameter, but the latter was designated 106mm to avoid confusion since the ammunition was NOT interchangeable between the two. The projectile is stamped with a lot number and 1956 date, and the designation HEP-T 105MM T139E45 and 106MM T139E47, reflecting possibility of use in either or both of the guns and their ammunition. Headstamp on the steel case (106MM M94B1 over lot number and 1959 date) is fairly legible, but does not show well in the photos. This is probably one of the drill rounds repainted in the correct HEP colors and markings, but the drill rounds were made with the same projectile body and case to begin with. Overall near excellent except for the base which got rusty and lightly pitted and was cleaned. A few assorted minor scrapes and nicks in the brown lacquer on the case and projectile paint. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $325.00 (View Picture)

18881 U.S. 81mm MORTAR PROJECTILE, TRAINING PRACTICE, M879 - Developed from British designs, this is one of a family of rounds for the M252 Light Weight 81mm Mortar adopted in 1986. This system increased the range of the 81mm mortars by nearly 25% over the older M29 series! This is the full range practice version of the H.E. round, using a M879 body made in 1993 and a M24 tail assembly. The fuze assembly is not quite correct for this model, and looks like an older M52 series missing the upper portion. Otherwise it is overall near excellent condition. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. $195.00 (View Picture)

18872 U.S. 81MM MORTAR HIGH EXPLOSIVE SHELL M374- VIETNAM ERA (INERT) - The U.S. Army developed these from a British design in the 1950s, and they served through Vietnam and after. These rounds are no longer in service in the US but may be found in other countries. These resemble the earlier streamlined M362 shell, but have a plastic obturating ring in a groove behind the bourrelet and a plain fin assembly instead of the shrouded drum tail. The M374 has straight fins, while the M374A2 has the fins canted 5° to induce spin stabilization during flight and to improve consistency. The body is forged steel or Pearlitic Malleable Iron (PMI). The percussion primer and ignition cartridge system were in the tailboom and the actual propelling charge was contained in nine fabric increment bags assembled on the boom. This example has a 1971 dated body, 1975 dated tail boom and correct type point detonating nose fuze. Body of the shell has original OD paint, but no stenciled markings. Missing the plastic obturating ring, but this comes complete with the correct style fiber packing tube that these were shipped in, although markings are not for this exact round. A nice representative example for a Vietnam collection, where the ubiquitous 81mm mortar M29 was found nearly everywhere, and various 81mm mortars and ammo were even used on some of the riverine boats and on gun trucks. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. $249.00 (View Picture)

17696 U.S. 60mm MORTAR SMOKE M302 SECTIONED BODY & BURSTER TUBE - A neat item to show the inner workings of the M302 series White Phosphorous Smoke rounds used in the 60mm mortars. The is the body section only, the complete round shown at the top is not included but shown to provide an example of what the assembled round looks like. Unlike the fragmentation High explosive rounds which have thicker casings, the smoke round uses a thin casing, and the burster charge in the tube in the center will blow the casing apart when fired by the nose PDF fuze, and scatter and ignite the white phosphorous charge to provide smoke. Overall fair to good condition, but this was made from a body that has lost most of its paint and is rusty overall (except on the cut edges) and somewhat pitted on the outside, so it really needs to be cleaned up and repainted. If desired, you could use inert materials like plaster or expoxy to simulate the burster and WP materials. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $125.00 (View Picture)

17431 SCARCE U.S. 60mm MORTAR CARTRIDGE, SMOKE M302E1 (INERT) - The smoke rounds are used to provide cover and screening, not as an incendiary weapon, although there is some risk of that, but it is not a “chemical” munition intended as a casualty producer. Unlike the fragmentation High explosive rounds which have thicker casings, the smoke round uses a thin casing, and the burster charge in the tube in the center will blow the casing apart when fired by the nose PDF fuze, and scatter and ignite the .765 pound white phosphorous charge to provide smoke. The M302E1 is identical to the older and more common M302 except for the 2 inch long fin extension added between the body and fins for use with XM181 propelling increments instead of the earlier M3A1 increments. This has a M525 PDF (stamped INERT). Body is one of the ones that had a DEMIL hole in the side which has been cosmetically filled to restore it to issue appearance. Oerall VG-Fine as repaired and repainted. Only one of these we have ever had. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $249.00 (View Picture)

17333 BIG BRASS SHELL CASE- GREAT FOR THAT PROJECT! (ABOUT 5” x 24”) - People are always asking us for brass cases for crazy (to our way of thinking) projects that sound perfectly reasonable to their way of thinking. We hate to see them cut up a collector grade case, but here is one that they are welcome to fiddle with. Nominally, this would be called a 105 x 608mm Rimmed case by collectors. But project guys want to know the measurements, so here: Overall length is about 24 inches. The rim at the base measures about 5 ¾” diameter, and the body of the case ahead of the rim is about 5 ¼” diameter. The case tapers to about 4 ¾” at a point about 4 inches from the mouth, where there is a slight shoulder and the case reduces to just over 4”. However, the mouth of the case is dinged as shown in the photo, so it needs to be straightened out, or maybe you were going to cut it off shorter anyway. There is a large hole in the base of the case where the primer would go, and it is drilled, but not tapped, and is 1 1/2” diameter on the outside and has two steps down to about 1 ¼” diameter. This will polish up great. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $95.00 (View Picture)

17165 WW1 FRENCH 37mm HOTCHKISS CARTRIDGE- BRASS CASE & PROJECTILE 1-17 - Nice headstamp 37-85 designating the caliber, PDPs maker and January 1917 date. Projectile is iron or steel with usual French style two rotating bands that look like narrow wires. Point detonating fuze is missing. Very nice condition. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $125.00 (View Picture)

16015 LUG, SUSPENSION, UNDERWATER MINE, Mark 17 Mod 0 - Mint unissued, still with the plastic thread protectors in place. I believe these are some sort of high strength exotic non-magnetic material, not the typical forged steel used on most of the bombs. I am told these will also fit the Mark 84 2,000 pound bombs, just in case you need something to hang one of those. Only one pair available. Set of two lugs for $20.00 (View Picture)

15343 U.S. 60mm MORTAR CARTRIDGE HIGH EXPLOSIVE M720 (?)- INERT - This is the more streamlined type designed for use in the lightweight M224 Mortar (and NOT safe for use in the old M2 or M19 mortars!). I am pretty sure it is the M720, but it might be the M720A1 or perhaps even the M49A5. Fins are the M27 used with the M720 series. No fuze, but the M720s use the M734 Multi-Option fuzes. Missing the plastic obturating ring that fits in the narrow groove at the widest part of the body. First of the new type HE bodies we have had. Stamped markings as shown in the photos, and this may be a NATO made version rather than U.S., but what you see is what you get. A nice addition to a collection of Gulf War or newer ordnance relics. Looks to be new, never loaded. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $175.00 (View Picture)

15340 U.S. 60mm MORTAR CARTRIDGE HIGH EXPLOSIVE M49A4 (M49A2E2) (INERT) - This was the last evolution of the WW2 style 60mm Mortar cartridges with the boxy looking shape. This has the two inch fin extension piece of the “E2” series which went along with improved propelling charge increments. 1973 dated body, 1952 dated M52A2 fuze. Fins are a bit corroded, but can be cleaned up if you want to take the time to do so. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $195.00 (View Picture)

14220 10 LINK, BELT, METALLIC, CAL .50 M9 for .50 caliber Browning Machine Gun - Full mint box of 10 links for the Browning .50 caliber machine guns. These were used with the .50 BMGs mounted in aircraft, vehicles and on tripod mounts by the infantry. New old stock, fresh from a sealed crate. SPECIAL- 10 boxes total 100 links for $40.00, or a single box of 10 links for only $5.00 (View Picture)

13505 U.S. WW2 75mm CARTRIDGE- ARMOR PIERCING SHOT, M72 FOR SHERMAN AND OTHER TANKS (75 x 350mm Rimmed) - The 75mm tank gun has its origins in the famous French Canon de 75 modèle 1897 field gun of World War I fame which was also adopted by the United States and used well into World War II as the 75mm field gun. Both the tank and field guns fired the same types of 75 x 350mmR ammunition. The primary round was the M48 High Explosive, but tanks when in the anti-tank role or going against hardened targets, mainly used Armor Piercing ammunition. The first armor-piercing round was the M72 AP-T Shot, a plain uncapped solid steel AP projectile weighing 18 pounds, whose performance dropped off as range increased due to poor aerodynamics. The M72 shot was replaced by the 15 pound M61 Armor Piercing Capped (AP-C) and later the improved M61A1 APC Shells. These included a soft steel cap for better penetration, an aerodynamic windshield for better ballistics, and a base fuzed explosive charge. This is a nice round with matching 1942 dates on the case and projectile. Case has been polished and has only a couple of small dents or dings. Projectile is excellent with most of the original black paint, but no stencil markings. Projectile is a loose fit in the case mouth but a couple of layers of masking tape will make it a snug fit. This is a great example of the important ammunition used by one of the most widely used of all WW2 tanks, the M4 Shermans, as well as the M3 Grant and Lee medium tanks. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $425.00 (View Picture)

9076 SCARCE U.S. 3-INCH FIELD GUN MODEL 1902, 1904, 1905 BRASS SHELL CASE (76.2 x 184mm Rimmed) - These early cartridge cases used a groove near the edge of the base which was filled with different color paint to indicate the type of cartridge for easy identification. The limber carrying the ammunition had the cartridges stuck into individual tubes with the base facing out when the access cover was opened. This case was altered long ago by some barbarian for some decorative use by adding two threaded holes in the base, which drops the price considerably to a bargain $49.00 (View Picture)

7453 U.S. 60mm MORTAR CARTRIDGE HIGH EXPLOSIVE M49A3- WW2 STYLE- 1973 DATED (INERT) - This is externally identical to the WW2 style 60mm Mortar cartridges with the boxy looking shape, with the only difference between the M49A2 and M49A3 being the manufacturing process and type of steel used for making the body. The body is 1973 dated. Body and fins have been repainted (over some light pitting). Fuze is a high quality reproduction INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $149.00 (View Picture)

7195 WW2 40mm BOFORS ARMOR PIERCING PROJECTILE WITH BRASS CARTRIDGE CASE- 1943 DATED - The M81 projectile has M81 designation, 1943 date and lot number. Headstamp on the case is M25 with lot number 1943 date and FA indicating manufacture at Frankford Arsenal for Army use, much scarcer than the Navy contract cases. The mouth of he case is belled out slightly and the projectile has some tape wrapped around the concealed part to make it fit a bit better. We fins lots of the HE rounds, but very few of the AP. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $125.00 (View Picture)

3925 U.S. CLAYMORE MINE M18A1 AND ACCESSORIES- INERT - This is a complete set (inert) including the mine, spool of wire, the firing device, test set and the M7 bandoleer to carry it all. The M18A1 Claymore mine has a horizontally convex green plastic case. The shape was developed through experimentation to deliver the optimum distribution of fragments at 55 yard range. The words "Front Toward Enemy" are cast in raised letters on the front of the mine. A simple open sight on the top surface allows for aiming the mine. Two pairs of scissor legs attached to the bottom support the mine and allow it to be aimed vertically. On both sides of the sight are fuse wells set at 45 degrees. Internally a layer of C-4 explosive is used behind a matrix of about seven hundred 1/8-inch-diameter steel balls (about as big as #4 birdshot) set into an epoxy resin. When the M18A1 is detonated, the explosion drives the matrix forward, out of the mine at a velocity of 3,937 feet per second, simultaneously breaking it into individual fragments. The steel balls are projected in a 60° fan-shaped pattern that is 6.5 feet high and 55 yards wide at a range of 55 yards. The force of the explosion deforms the relatively soft steel balls into a shape similar to a .22 rimfire projectile. These fragments are moderately effective up to a range of 110 yards and the fragments can travel up to 2570 yards. The optimum effective range for a balance between lethality and area coverage is 55 yards with a hit probability of 30% on a man-sized target. The weapon and all its accessories are carried in an M7 bandoleer. The mine is manually detonated as the enemy approaches the killing zone using a M57 Firing Device (colloquially referred to as the "clacker") which is included with each mine. The Claymores can be daisy chained together, and one firing device can then detonate several mines. The M18A1 Claymore was first used in Vietnam in 1968 and remains in use today. This is one of the M33 training versions which is totally INERT. The back plate is purpose made of blue material to indicate training use, and clue stripes added across the front. Three holes have been drilled front and back to indicate inert status. This one was damaged with a break across the back plate, but only your friends get to see that side, so the front displays nicely. Complete with the bandoleer carrying case with picture instructions, the spool of wire, the M57 “clacker” device, and the M40 test device. Perfect for your Vietnam display. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $250.00 (View Picture)

3520 SCARCE U.S. NAVY 3 INCH COMMON PROJECTILE MARK III FOR 3”/23 GUNS - These were used with the 3”/23 caliber guns circa 1900-1940, in a series of low powered weapons originally designed as boat and landing guns. The Mark 4 gun was a Bethlehem Steel design with a side-swing carrier breech block. Mark 7 was Erhardt-type landing gun built by the American-British Manufacturing Company with a horizontally-sliding breech block. The Mark 9 was a monobloc Bridgman "wet" gun designed for submarines and used a vertically-sliding breech block. Mark 11 a similar design used as a landing gun and built by Bethlehem with a vertically-sliding breech block. Mark 13 was a boat gun built by Driggs with a semi-automatic horizontally-sliding breech block. The Mark 14 was a boat gun adapted by the Poole Engineering and Machine Company during World War I as an AA gun for destroyers. Mark 14 Mod 1 was used aboard patrol craft and had a muzzle blast reducer and a breech counterweight. This would have been mated with a 76.2 x 234mm Rimmed case which apparently was used with all the above guns. The “Common” designation was the early term for general purpose high explosive projectiles. The Mark III Common projectile had a .28 pound explosive charge of black powder and TNT, and used a base ignition fuze Mark 8 with an integral tracer element. Only one of these projectiles we have encountered. Excellent plus condition. No paint, and never painted. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $175.00 (View Picture)

22448 RARE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR ERA U.S. NAVY 6 INCH BRASS SHELL CASE MADE BY WINCHESTER (6”/30 caliber?) - Historically significant as the first type of medium caliber Navy cases adopted for shipboard use, reflecting the birth of the “Steel Navy” with the A,B,C,D ships in the 1880s. I believe this is also the largest size brass shell case made by Winchester, so it should appeal to a fanatical Winchester collector as well as ordnance or Navy collectors. The case measures 157mm at the mouth (within the nominal 6 inch size limits) and is about 917mm long with a base or rim measuring about 186mm. There is no case this size shown in Robert Hawkinson’s definitive artillery case listing, but his earliest USN 6 inch case is the 152 x 1054mmR case with 156mm mouth and 188mm rim for the USN 6”/40, 45 or 50 caliber guns. The best source of information on the earlier guns, albeit still limited, is http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_6-30_mk1.htm The 6”/30, 35 and 40 caliber guns were all made in both bag type and separate loading (case) versions: 6”/30 Mark 2; 6”/30 Mark 3 Mod 9; 6”/35 Mark 3 Mod 5; 6”/40 Mark 3 Mods 6 and 8; and 6”/40 Mark 4. These gusn were installed on various early Cruisers, Battleships, and Gunboats, but it is unclear which ships had which Mark and Mod guns. These entered service about 1885 and were obsolete by the end of WW1 and subsequently scrapped. Initially the case type guns had a rate of fire once every 40 seconds, but better procedures and training eventually dropped this to once every 8 seconds. This is the ONLY USN case I have encountered this large and this early, and I will probably regret not keeping it for myself. Photo shows it with a 75mm Recoilless case for size comparison. This is about 36 inches long, and has been polished and while it has some spots a few minutes with Brasso will have it shining like new again. $895.00 (View Picture)

22064 WW2 40mm BOFORS CARTRIDGE- DUMMY MARK 4 (RESTORED) - This is a nicely restored example with the brass case polished up, and the projectile repainted in the appropriate color. The Dummy nature is indicated by three holes in the case, and the projectile is held in place with a threaded rod seated in the primer pocket. February 1943 dated U.S. Navy case with September 1942 dated projectile. The case show use with assorted dents and dings as these were used in maintenance and trouble shooting the guns as well as loading drills. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $65.00 (View Picture)

21697 20 x 110MM U.S. NAVY DUMMY CARTRIDGE (Mark 100 or Mark 103 Mod 1) FOR Mark 11 and Mark 12 AIRCRAFT CANNONS - Circa 1965-1966 The Mark 12 cannons were used in most U.S. Navy aircraft through the 1970s when the 20 x 102mm M61 "Vulcan" gun replaced it. The USN did not initially share the USAAF/USAF's interest in new revolver and rotary guns. Instead, they improved the performance of the old Hispano design by speeding up its rate of fire and rechambering it for a powerful new round, the 20x110 USN. This was developed by taking the base dimensions of the 20x102, but stretching the case length to the maximum which the Hispano could handle. It hardly seemed worth the effort as the performance is only marginally better than the 20x102. The Mk 12 was standard cannon armament on gun-armed Navy and Marine Corps fighters from the early 1950s to the early 1960s, including the F4D Skyray, F3H Demon, A-4 Skyhawk, F-8 Crusader and early Navy versions of the A-7 Corsair II. As well as being used in the Mk 12 gun, the new round was also used in the Mk 11. This was a twin-barrel eight-chamber revolver with a mixture of recoil and gas operation and with partly smoothbored barrels. It was used only in the Mk 4 gunpod. These cartridges use regular cartridge cases and INERT projectiles with a heavy crimp, empty primer pocket and bronze colored projectiles to indicate INERT drill status. New old stock or lightly used. $10.00 (View Picture)

21675 U.S. 4.2" MORTAR IMPROVED LIGHTWEIGHT CARTRIDGE M329A2- INERT DUMMY LOADED- MINT UNISSUED! - The first 4.2-inch mortar in U.S. service was introduced in 1928 as the M1, and later a strengthened version designated the M12 was adopted. Initially these were exclusively for chemical warfare use, but at the start of WW2 the Army added a high explosive shell to the inventory, which made the 4.2 inch mortar extremely useful in mountain or jungle terrain where wheeled artillery could not move easily. In 1951 the M30 version of the 4.2 inch mortar was adopted, and eventually these were mounted on halftracks and armored personnel carriers to provide mobile firepower with either HE, Illuminating, WP smoke or chemical rounds. The M30 mortar could achieve a range of 7,400 yards using the M329A2 HE projectile with a boat tail shape and pre-engraved rotating band. In recent years the 4.2 inch mortars have been superseded by a new 120mm mortar. This is a mint, unissued Dummy loaded version, still in the original shipping tube. Made for instructional purposes, this uses a regular steel HE body, but painted bronze color for ID, and has INERT simulated propelling charges attached. These are issued with a lifting ring installed instead of a fuze, but used the M557 Point Detonating Fuze, common to so many U.S. artillery rounds. A quick coat of OD paint and this would look just like the H.E. combat round. INERT- no flammable or explosive contents. $350.00 (View Picture)

21645 U.S. 20 x 110mm (Hispano Suiza) Dummy Cartridge M18A3 (Single round) - The 20 x 110mm (Hispano-Suiza) aircraft cannon was widely used by the British and U.S. aircraft during WW2. These guns were more lethal than the more widely used .50 caliber Browning machine guns, but reliability problems slowed their introduction into service. Variants of the gun included the M1, M2 (AN-M2) and M3. Eventually they were mounted in some (but not all) P-38 Lightning and P-61 Black Widow fighters, the B-29 Superfortress, and mainly in the Navy’s F4U-1C Corsair and later post-war Navy fighters. These gas operated cannons fired at about 600 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 2,800 feet per second. Some of the Hispano-Suize type guns were also mounted as anti-aircraft weapons in army tanks or halftrack variants. The M18A3 cartridges are turned from steel and then chrome(?)plated. New condition, fresh from a sealed 25 round can which was marked “25 Cartridges, Drill M18A3, Lot No. SC 49, Loaded 17-50”. Totally inert, no flammable or explosive components $5.00 (View Picture)

21250 SWEDISH 75 x 241mmR MOUNTAIN GUN BRASS CASE - 90mm base diameter with headstamp Bofors (logo) CM 75mm. Mod 28 NP, and 505 (lot number?). Unfired, never loaded case with some corrosion storage. Comes complete with a filler plug which would be used for easy removal to adjust the number of charge increments desired for use in the Swedish Mountain gun. $50.00 (View Picture)

21248 81mm MORTAR ILLUMINATING CARTRIDGE M853A1 - This cartridge is an illuminating round developed in 1986 for use by the U.,S. Marine Corps in the M252 improved 81mm mortar system and is used for illumination a desired point or area. The complete round consists of a time fuze with and expulsion charge, the projectile body containing an illuminant canister and parachute assembly, the propelling charge comprised of four horse-shoe type propellant increments, a fin assembly, and an ignition cartridge with integral percussion primer. Total weight of a loaded round is about 8.8 pounds with 1.4 pounds being the illuminant material. When the time fuze functions, it ignites the expelling charge and the illuminant canister assembly and the rear section separate from the body to allow the illumination canister and parachute to escape. The parachute deploys to slow the descent of the illuminant canister assembly to provide 50-60 seconds of 525,000 candle power illumination over the desired point or area. This is a fired round which has absolutely minimal scraping of the paint or metal. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $195.00 (View Picture)

21028 M118 “ROCKEYE” DUMMY BOMBLET - The MK-20 Rockeye is a free-fall, unguided cluster bomb weapon designed to kill tanks and armored vehicles. The system consists of a clamshell dispenser or bomb body, a Mark 339 mechanical time fuze, and 247 dual-purpose armor-piercing shaped-charge bomblets. Each bomblet weighs 1.32 pounds and has a 0.4-pound shaped-charge warhead which can penetrate of approximately 7.5 inches of armor. This was first fielded in 1968, and is still in use, and was highly successful in the Gulf War. This is one of the dummy bomblets made as a solid unit to duplicate the shape and weight of the combat version, but painted orange for ease of spotting when testing dispersion patterns when dropping from various altitudes and maneuvers. These originally had molded plastic tail fins which have been broken off, although the base ring remains. Dirty and muddy and need to be cleaned up. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $10.00 (View Picture)

20947 WW2 40mm BOFORS CARTRIDGE- HE (RESTORED) - This is a nicely restored example with the brass case polished up, and the projectile repainted in the appropriate color used in British service where the yellow projectile body was used for High Explosive rounds. This example was assembled from American components and could be repainted with US markings if you wanted to. This has a Jun 1945 dated U.S. Navy case Mark 2, and the projectile is 1942 dated. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $125.00 (View Picture)

19186 REPLICA 37mm APCBC PROJECTILE FOR 37 x 233mm CASE USED IN M3 ANTI-TANK GUN AND M3, M5 LIGHT TANKS - This is an exact replica cast from an original and duplicating all features. Even the ballistic cap unscrews. It is made a durable polymer type material. Paint the rotating band copper and you cannot tell it from an original, unless you pick it up and note that it is about ¼ of the weight of a steel projectile. Photo shows the replica with the silver colored nose next to a real one. California legal (for now). $25.00 (View Picture)

16466 CARTRIDGE 90mm, HEAT-T M431 (T300E59) CIRCA 1963 FOR M48-M60 TANKS AND OTHERS - This is a Cold War-Vietnam era round for use against armored targets by the 90mm tank and anti-tanks guns, mainly in the M48 and M60 tanks and the M56 Scorpion self propelled anti-tank vehicle. The projectile consists of a steel body, a threaded stand-off spike assembly, and an aluminum chamber, fin and boom. The body contains a funnel-shaped copper liner and was loaded with 1.2 pounds of Comp B explosive. The chamber, which adapts the fin and boom assembly to the body also contains the base detonating fuze. It is also fitted with a plastic obturator band. The spike assembly is fitted with a nose cap and contains a piezoelectric element. The fin is threaded for a tracer. The cartridge case base is fitted with a threaded loading plug, offset from the primer. During the projectile’s :flight, the tracer burns for a minimum of 2,500 yards. On impact, the fin-stabilized projectile is detonated by fuze functioning and the cone collapses, creating a high velocity shock wave and a jet of metal particles which penetrate the target. The 8.25 pounds of propellant powder give a screaming 4,000 feet per second muzzle velocity. Total weight about 33 pounds. This is a correct pairing of a 1963 dated lacquer finished steel M114E1 case with the HEAT-T M431E1 designation on the stencil markings. The 1962 dated projectile has the experimental T300E59 markings stamped on the body, and on the stencil markings, so it is a bit earlier than the case. About 90% of original varnish, paint and stencil markings remain, although somewhat scraped up. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $425.00 (View Picture)

9119 6 POUNDER SOLID SHOT "CANNON BALL"- CIVIL WAR ERA - Mellow iron patina with limited pitting. Standard 3.58 inch diameter as used with 6 Pounder guns from the Revolution to the end of the muzzle loader era, but I think this is probably from the Civil War era. $250.00 (View Picture)

23169 U.S. Navy 6 pounder (57 x 307mmR) brass case and Common Projectile- UMC, 1913 - Headstamped U.M.C. Co. BRIDGEPORT, CONN. USA. 7-13. Projectile markings on the base as shown in the photo- Mark III Mod 3, and PRATT I W (Iron Works?) and what looks like a 1918 date. Common projectiles were more or less general purpose, with solid noses to help penetrate armor, but containing a .24 pound explosive charge for fragmentation and blast effect. Brass case has a mellow old patina, and there is a hole in one side near the base as shown in the photos. Projectile rotating band is in excellent condition and the steel body is free from pitting, but has some light surface rust that will clean right off. Any pre- WW1 large caliber ammo is scarce, especially Naval rounds. Entering service in 1884, the 6 Pounder guns (initially designed and made by Hotchkiss, later production was by Driggs) went through many Marks and Mods, but the ammunition was limited to a few basic types. These were secondary battery weapons for use against torpedo boats, and later used as primary weapons on smaller vessels as late as WW1. Most were phased out of service by the end of WW1, but a few returned again during WW2. A very nice representative example of this important naval round. No flammable or explosive components- INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $325.00 (View Picture)

22836 WW2 ERA U.S. CARTRIDGE CASES/PROJECTILES 37mm, 40mm, 75mm- SET OF FIVE - These all came from the same previous owner, and all are totally finished cases but NONE have any markings to identify the maker or model on either the cases or the projectiles. I am certain that these were part of a motivational display set in a factory that made them, or used for war bond drives, etc showing what a local industry was doing for the war effort. They all have some mellow patina and are dirty, but free from dings and will clean up nicely. Projectiles are as shown, with some rust on the steel surfaces but not really pitted so will clean up nicely. The fuzes are stuck in place, probably due to rusty threads. Will sell them individually, or as a set.

22836A- 37 x 223mm Rimmed- for the 37mm tank and anti-tank gun. Finished case with Armor Piercing Capped Ballistic Cap projectile M51B1 $125.00 (View Picture)
22836B- 37 x 223mm Rimmed- for the 37mm tank and anti-tank gun. Finished case with Armor Piercing Capped Ballistic Cap projectile M51B1 $125.00 (View Picture)
22836D- 40 x 311mm Rimmed Bofors with HE projectile (unsure what Model/ Mark-Mod) with Bakelite “Fuze, Dummy, T34” $110.00 (View Picture)
22836E- 40 x 311mm Rimmed Bofors with HE projectile (unsure what Model/ Mark-Mod) with aluminum or pot metal fuze cover. $110.00 (View Picture)
22836F- 75 x 350mm Rimmed Case (M18) for most U.S. 75mm field and tank guns of WW2, including the M3 Grant and Lee and M4 Shermans. No projectile associated with this one. $95.00 (View Picture)

Individual prices add up to $565.00 but price for the lot of six items described above is only $465.00 (View Picture)

22383 WW2 GERMAN 15cm sFH 18 HOWITXER BRASS CARTRIDGE CASE (150 x 260mmR) - The 15cm schwere Felfhaubitze 18 or sFH 18 "Heavy Field Howitzer Model 18" was the basic German division-level heavy howitzer during WW2. It was based on a WW1 era 15cm sFH13, and while much improved over that gun, it was not as good as some of the allied guns it faced. It was one of three main 15cm caliber weapons, the others being the 15cm Kanone 18, a corps-level heavy gun, and the 15cm slG33, a short barreled infantry gun. One of the flaws of the sFH18 was the use of unsprung axles and rigid rubber tires, restricting its towing speed by vehicles but fine when it was adopted in 1935, intended to be drawn by horse teams. This restriction in speed of movement resulted in greater use of dive bombing to provide support for reducing strong points in blitzkrieg tactics. This case has base markings 62, P319, 36, 6350 EX and the primer is marked EX. These are interpreted as 62 and P319 being the maker and lot number; 36 the date of manufacture (1936); 6350 the case design number found on all the sFH 18 cases; and EX indicating designation for Exercise or "drill" use. There is also a hand engraved design that looks like a flower growing out of a coffee cup, or something, that is probably "trench art" and not official. Case is dirty with some corrosion, but will clean up okay. We have had a lot of WW1 German cases, but very few from WW2, so this is not a common case, although visually similar to the German WW1 howitzer cases. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $195.00 (View Picture)

22245 U.S. NAVY 5"/38 STEEL CASING- 1972 DATED (127 x 680mm Rimmed) - The 5”/38 caliber gun was the main battery of the U.S. Navy’s Destroyers and secondary battery on Cruisers, Battleships, Carriers and also used on many other ships as well. The 5”/38 was a dual purpose gun used for anti-aircraft firing and also against ships and shore targets during WW2, Korea and Vietnam. While some of the cases were returned to be reloaded and used again, huge numbers got thrown overboard as there is no space for storing stuff like this in combat. After the 5”/38 was retired from service, most of the cases undoubtedly got scrapped, and they are pretty hard to find, especially with WW2 dates. (Note that these were “separate loaded” with a loose projectile and separate powder charge, not a “fixed” round where the projectile is stuck in the mouth of the case.) This one is a Mark 10 Mod 1 case dated December 1972, and probably was downloaded instead of being fired, as the case has none of the usual dings and dents associated with fired cases, and the primer has been removed. It has been carelessly stored has assorted scuffs and staind, but will probably clean up a bit with some metal polish to remove the crud. The end has had one of the Bakelite plugs installed so it will display as a loaded case. There were several types of plugs, made from nylon, Bakelite or cork used over the years. Nice case, one of the better steel ones we have had, ready for disply. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $145.00 (View Picture)

20951 USAF AC-130 GUNSHIP 105mm HOWITZER CARTRIDGE (CASE AND PROJECTILE)- Adopted prior to WW2, the 105mm Howitzer has been the workhorse of the field artillery ever since. The same basic gun has been mounted on a variety of armored vehicle hulls (USMC AMTRACS; M4 Sherman hulls as the M7 Priest, or later M52 and M108 guns), and even mounted in the AC-130 Spectre gunships. All of these use the same basic M14 series cases, like this one. This case is dated 1969 and has the fired primer in place. The USAF modified 105 Howitzer rounds have the projectiles crimped to the case, instead of being a loose fit. The USAF uses the same charge all the time, while the ground gunners usually pull one of more increments of propelling charges to vary the range or trajectory to fit the mission. The base of the case is ink stmped with the lot number and "USAF ONLY" and the mouth shows that it was cromped, but upon firing this was stretched out abit, so the projectile is now a tight fit instead of firmly attached, The projectile is a new old stock and never loaded 105mm High Explosive M1, dated 1968-1974, correct for this use. Projectile has been repainted OD color but no stencil markings added. A demilled (INERT) M557 point detonating fuze is installed. Photo shows typical example of the few we have (all in similar condition), but not necesessarily the exact round you will receive. The AC-130 Spectre gunship is a tremendously effective weapons system, with variations in the guns used in the different models, but generally they included a 105mm Howitzer, a 40mm Bofors or 30mm gun, and a 20mm Gatling Gun. This is in excellent condition 105mm USAF used case and projectile much scarcer than the ground fired rounds. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $425.00 (View Picture)

20781 LOT OF 3 DIFFERENT U.S.20MM DUMMY CARTRIDGES - Lot consists of one of each of the 20mm Oerlikon, 20mm Hispano-Suiza and 20mm US Navy, described in detail below, and shown left to right in the photos. All these are Dummy Drill versions and are totally INERT with no explosive or flammable material. 1- U.S. NAVY 20MM OERLIKON (20 X 110MM RB[REBATED]) DUMMY DRILL CARTRIDGE FOR ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS- Circa 1943 This cartridge was used in the thousands of 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns mounted aboard nearly every type of Navy ship in WW2. The fired cases are unique as the gun begins to recoil while the case is still being extracted, blowing the neck diameter out to nearly the diameter of the body. They are also nearly unique in their having a rim diameter much smaller (or "rebated") than the base of the case. The U.S. Navy adopted the 20mm Oerlikon guns shortly before WW2 to replace the .50 caliber machine guns previously used for close in anti-aircraft use. By the end of the war about 125,000 of the guns had been made in the U.S. mainly for use aboard ships. Between December 1941 and September 1944, Oerlikons accounted for 32% of all Japanese aircraft downed by the USN. Beginning in 1943 the 40mm Bofors began to replace the 20mm Oerlikons with greater range and stopping power and all Oerlikons were removed from the fleet by the mid-1950s.. The Oerlikon rounds are easily spotted by their distinctive “rebated” rim which is smaller than the case diameter. These dummy cartridges were made for training use, and feature a regular case with three holes drilled in it, and a regular (bur empty) projectile which is silver soldered to the neck to withstand harsh use. The manufacturing process leave tiny splashes of flux on some of the cases which has caused some mild corrosion, and some of the brown paint on the projectiles may have chipped or flaked off. 2- U.S. 20 x 110MM HISPAN SUIZA DUMMY DRILL CARTRIDGE M18A3 – Circa 1950 The 20 x 110mm (Hispano-Suiza) aircraft cannon was widely used by the British and U.S. aircraft during WW2. These guns were more lethal than the more widely used .50 caliber Browning machine guns, but reliability problems slowed their introduction into service. The Brits used two Hispano cannons in the later Spitfire fighters. U.S. variants of the gun included the M1, M2 (AN-M2) and M3. Eventually they were mounted in some (but not all) P-38 Lightning and P-61 Black Widow fighters, the B-29 Superfortress, and mainly in the Navy’s F4U-1C Corsair and later post-war Navy fighters. These gas operated cannons fired at about 600 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 2,800 feet per second. Some of the Hispano-Suiza type guns were also mounted as anti-aircraft weapons in army tanks or halftrack variants. The M18A3 cartridges are turned from steel and then chrome(?)plated. New condition 3- 20 x 110MM U.S. NAVY DUMMY CARTRIDGE (Mark 100 or Mark 103 Mod 1) FOR Mark 11 and Mark 12 AIRCRAFT CANNONS- Circa 1965 The Mark 12 cannons were used in most U.S. Navy aircraft through the 1970s when the 20 x 102mm M61 "Vulcan" gun replaced it. The USN did not initially share the USAAF/USAF's interest in new revolver and rotary guns. Instead, they improved the performance of the old Hispano design by speeding up its rate of fire and rechambering it for a powerful new round, the 20x110 USN. This was developed by taking the base dimensions of the 20x102, but stretching the case length to the maximum which the Hispano could handle. It hardly seemed worth the effort as the performance is only marginally better than the 20x102. The Mk 12 was standard cannon armament on gun-armed Navy and Marine Corps fighters from the early 1950s to the early 1960s, including the F4D Skyray, F3H Demon, A-4 Skyhawk, F-8 Crusader and early Navy versions of the A-7 Corsair II. As well as being used in the Mk 12 gun, the new round was also used in the Mk 11. This was a twin-barrel eight-chamber revolver with a mixture of recoil and gas operation and with partly smoothbored barrels. It was used only in the Mk 4 gunpod. These cartridges use regular cartridge cases and INERT projectiles with a heavy crimp, empty primer pocket and bronze colored projectiles to indicate INERT drill status. New old stock or lightly used. The set of three cartridges for $20.00 (View Picture)

20600 BRASS CARTRIDGE CASE FOR 75mm FIELD GUN- REDUCED CHARGE- CANADIAN/BRITISH?- (75 x 350mmR) - This is probably a Lend Lease item, clearly headstamped in U.S. style 75mm M18 with 1944 date, but also LOT 1-124, CL/ and a broad arrow and another smaller broad arrow under an X. The ink stamped markings applied when last loaded include SHELL M48 indicating type of projectile the lot number and the visual identifiers of a large “X” across the base along with the word REDUCED, and the word REDUCED stenciled around the case body. Reduced charges were used for certain tactical applications, and were made in very small numbers compared to the full strength normal charges. An interesting case and markings with a mellow patina. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $85.00 (View Picture)

20088 WW2 JAPANESE TYPE 2 MECHANICAL TIME FUZE FOR 75mm AND 105mm HE PROJECTILES - Used with high explosive anti-aircraft projectile. Adjustable for up to 44 seconds. Condition as shown in the photo. $125.00 (View Picture)

23405 U.S. 30 x 113mmB DUMMY CARTRIDGE M848 FOR M230 CHAIN GUN IN AH-64 APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTER - Based on, but not interchangeable with the earlier allied 30mm ADEN or DEFA cartridges, the Apache’s M230 Chain Gun was adopted in 1975 and continues in service today. This gun used lightweight aluminum cases instead of brass or steel, with a rate of fire around 300 rounds per minute (with cooling needed since this is a single barrel gun, not a multi-barrel Gatling type). Effective range is about 1,500 meters with a muzzle velocity of about 2,641 feet per second. The M789 High Explosive round has a ¾ ounce shaped charge in the projectile which give both armor piercing and fragmentation performance. This cartridge is a totally INERT dummy, the M848, made for function testing. The Chain Gun uses a linkless feed system, so dummies are essential for maintenance and test purposes. This round shows use, with wear on the paint, and scrapes and minor dings and dents as shown in the photos. Have several, so while specifics may vary a little from the photos, all are in basically the condition shown. The Apache is one of the most effective weapons we have in the war on terror, and has served in Gulf War I and into Iraq and Afghanistan. INERT no flammable or explosive material. Price for one round is $15.00 (View Picture)

23387 WW2 Japanese 7CM Type 41 Mountain Gun brass cartridge case (75 x 184mmR) - The Type 41 Mountain Gun which was a license-built copy of the Krupp M.08 mountain gun. Originally it was the standard pack artillery weapon. After it was superseded by the Type 94 75 mm mountain gun (circa 1935), it was then used as an infantry "regimental" gun, deployed 4 to each infantry regiment. The Type 41 guns were in service from 1908 to 1945. In Japanese service the gun was crewed by thirteen men. The ammunition used included various types of HE, AP, Shrapnel and chemical munitions. The maximum ranges was about 7,500 yards. This is an excellent brass case (except for some dents along the back side) with good markings as shown in the photos. INERT- no flammable or explosive material.The Type 41 Mountain Gun which was a license-built copy of the Krupp M.08 mountain gun. Originally it was the standard pack artillery weapon. After it was superseded by the Type 94 75 mm mountain gun (circa 1935), it was then used as an infantry "regimental" gun, deployed 4 to each infantry regiment. The Type 41 guns were in service from 1908 to 1945. In Japanese service the gun was crewed by thirteen men. The ammunition used included various types of HE, AP, Shrapnel and chemical munitions. The maximum ranges was about 7,500 yards. This is an excellent brass case (except for some dents around the shoulder area) with good markings as shown in the photos. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. $125.00 (View Picture)

23246 U.S. NAVY 5"/38 CARTRIDGE CASE FOR ROCKET ASSISTED PROJECTILES - Standard Mark 10 Mod 1 steel case, dated July 1972, as used with most of the post WW2 5”/38 ammunition. However, this has the white nylon(?) or plastic type plug with the deep hole in the center to ensure positive ignition of the Rocket Assist Projectile (RAP) which reached service late in the Vietnam War. The plug is marked “Cartridge Plug, 5/38 Mark 11 Mod 1 with drawing number and 8/73 date. The same powder cartridges would be used with either RAP or conventional projectiles, but the older type plugs did not reliably ignite the RAP motors when fired so the newer powder cartridges were reserved for RAP use while the older ones were used with the conventional rounds. Only one of these 5”/38 RAP style plugs we have ever seen, although we have a bunch of the 5”/54 plugs which are similar, but not interchangeable. Overall good condition with the usual scraped and spots found on the steel cases. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $175.00 (View Picture)

23239 BRITISH- -three 30MM Warrior IFV rounds on clip with three different projectiles (projectiles I think are US) - -three 30MM Warrior IFV rounds on clip with three different projectiles (projectiles I think are US) $250 $150.00 (View Picture)

23214 U.S. 90mm TANK CARTRIDGE ARMOR PIERCING, T33E2 WITH STEEL CASE M108B1 - This is fitted to 90mm M108B1 lacquered steel case dated 1953 or 1973 (hard to read the date). The T33E2 projectile is one of the last of the old solid hardened steel “shot” type armor piercing rounds, relying on pure kinetic energy to punch a hole through enemy armor. This projectile is dated 1952, and may have had a light weight pointed windscreen for better ballistics, but it is not there now, or any sign of having had one. The 90mm guns were used on the M36 Jackson Tank Destroyers in WW2, and later in the M26 Pershing, and later the M47 and M48 Patton tanks until the 105mm gun was adopted for the M48A5 and the M60 series. A big heavy, impressive looking round. The brown lacquer on the case is in relatively good condition, and while there are a few dings on the rotating band, the projectile is overall G-VG. INERT no flammable or explosive maerial. $295.00 (View Picture)

23213 U.S. 76MM HEAT ROUND FOR M41 WALKER BULLDOG TANK GUN (76.2 x 539mmR) - These were used in the M32 gun mounted in the M41 and M41A1 Walker Bulldog tanks, and also in the M48 gun which was a two wheel anti-tank gun. The M495 High Explosive Anti-Tank-Tracer (HEAT-T) round is about identical to the M496 with a cylindrical body, tapered at the rear with about 1.1 pounds of Comp B loaded around a copper cone for a shaped charge effect on impact. The stand-off spike in the nose is needed for the Point Initiated Base Detonating fuze. This 1965 dated M495 projectile has the plastic plug over the nose spike and in the base, as it was never loaded with explosive and the fins which would be invisible inside the case. Some exposed rust spots through the black paint. Firmly seated in a M26B1 steel case with 1952 headstamp date. The case was last loaded with a HE shell M42A1, as indicated by the stencil markings, but except for the difference in the stencil, this is a correct configuration. A nice example of a scarce round. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. $350.00 (View Picture)

21436 U.S. Mine, Antipersonnel, Fragmentation, Bounding, M26 (INERT) Vietnam era - This is a newer antipersonnel mine. The lot number on this one looks like 1968 date. It is not mentioned in the 1966 manuals, but appears in the 1977 editions, but mot in the 1995 manuals, so the service period is roughly late 1960s to 1990s. These function much like the earlier M16 mine. The dual fuze can operate either by pressure of tripwire. When the fuze is functioned, a charge at the bottom of the mine projects a fragmentation assembly into the air which will detonate one to two meters above the ground. It is simpler to used, with spools of trip wire and other accessories packaged with the mine as a complete unit. Combat versions are olive drab color with yellow markings and training versions are light blue with white markings. This is an example that has had the expelling charge and fuzing removed by burning and the “bounding” fragmentation charge removed and destroyed separately. The cover plate which served as the arming switch is included, but will drop inside, so you will need to fill the body with a spacer of some sort before attaching the cover plate with epoxy or construction adhesive. Size is about 3.5” diameter by 6” tall and loaded weight about 2.2 pounds. In the photos, the one on the left has been cleaned up, but you will get one like the one on the right which has lots of dirt and clay stuck on it and will need to be soaked and scrubbed a bit. What you see is what you get. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $65.00 (View Picture)

23392 90mm GUN CARTRIDGE (M431 STYLE) MARKED TP-T/AP M81BG WITH STEEL CASE (90 x 600mmR) -
This one looks somewhat similar to the M431 series of HEAT rounds, with the standoff spike and cylindrical projectile body and boom and fin type stabilizer.  However, the stencils are clearly 90mm JPK TP-T/AT M81 BG and the stamped markings on the projectile body are: LOT ASM 85  90mm TK TP-T/AT M81 BG.  Projectile is pretty nice, as shown in the photos.  It is loaded in a 90mm steel case M114A1B1 dated 1977.  Note the two holes in the base.  The center one was for the long primer and flash tube which attached to the threaded base of the boom to hold the projectile in place.  The offset hole was for filling the powder charge, which had to be done after the projectile was seated in position.  A very impressive round.  The projectile is firmly seated in place, and photos were taken prior to seating it, but you can probably work it out again if you insist.  The M81 markings are a mystery to me, and I think they may reflect a licensed copy made by an ally, using their nomenclature.  A helpful visitor suggested this may be a Canadian or British projectile as they are known to use TK on their tank rounds and also have a M81BG designation for one of their 90mm rounds.  This would have been used in the 90mm guns installed in most U.S and many allied tanks during the Cold War era, including some of the M48 and M60 series.  INERT- no flammable or explosive material.. $395.00 (View Picture)

23391 U.S. ANTI TANK MINE, Practice, Heavy, M20- MINT! - About 13" diameter by 5" high made of blue painted steel. Externally it is the same as the heigh explosive M15 Anti Tank mine, but has filler holes around its periphery, and perforations around the arming plug and secondary fuzing wells, indicative of inert status. The mine is empty, with arming plug M4 assembled, but lacking either primary or secondary fuze. It is to be loaded with sand and fuzed in the field. Empty weight is about 5 pounds, but when sand filled about 31 pounds. A wire carrying handle is provided. The mine, when fitted with a M604 fuze, is activated by the weight of an intermediate or heavy tank. Lighter equipment or personnel will not overcome the spring system of the mine and actuate the fuze. These could alos be rigged with a variety of other firing devices for emplacement as booby traps. Will look great with a coat of OD paint as an AT mine M15 for display with military vehicles or mine detectors. Mint, unissued. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. $95.00 (View Picture)

23389 WW1 GERMAN 77 X 230MM R ARTILLERY BRASS CASE- 1914 dated - Made for the 7,7 cm Feld Kanone 96, the widelyused German counterpart of the French 75mm light field gun. The headstamp markings include St (strengthened case) 122 (lot number) Rh.M.F. 105, date NOV 1914. and maker name or location DUSSELDORF. Overall fine to excellent, nicer than usual for these. INERT no explosive components. $75.00 (View Picture)

23229 WW2 GERMAN PZKPFW III 50mm ARMOR PIERCING CARTRIDGE (50 x 289mmR) for 5cm/L42 gun - Officially this was the “5cm Panzergranatparton 39” used in the PAK 38/L60 anti-tank gun, and the KwK 38/L42 installed in the Kpfw III tank used early in WW2. This was the German short 50MM gun, used in only in the early model Panzer III tank. That tank began life with a 37MM gun but Hitler wanted it to have a bigger gun. The German Army heads didn’t agree and the 42 caliber 50MM was a passive aggressive response to Hitler’s demands. It could defeat 37MM of armor at 1000 meters with a muzzle velocity of 685 meters per second. This round is heavily restored, as the cases were steel and nearly all found today are badly rusted and pitted if not total junk. This has been cleaned up and patched somewhat and repainted brass color with appropriate markings added, although somewhat crudely. The AP projectile has the base fuze and explosive charge removed. It has been cleaned up and repainted as well. I wish it were better, but the is the ONLY one we have ever encountered, and consider that a stroke of luck. INERT, no flammable or explosive material. $450.00 (View Picture)

22843 GERMAN RIFLE GRENADE FOR K98K MAUSER (INERT REPLICA) - Used with the "Gewehrgranatgerat (G Gr K98k)" and discussed in detail on Richard Law's "Backbone of the Wehrmacht" on pages 333-335. These were adopted in 1942 and had a rear section which clamps to the barrel of the rifle, and a rifled barrel section which screws into the other. The grenade has a pre-engraved rotating band and is loaded from the muzzle, and launched with a special blank cartridge. The launchers are extremely scarce and I have only seen 2 or 3 in the last 10 years. The grenades are even scarcer! We have a real one (deactivated) in pretty rough condition listed elsewhere. This one is an exact replica, cast from an original in a high quality resin type material that is totally inert, but exactly duplicates the appearance of the original for display purposes. NOTE- since this is a totally inert hunk of plastic type resin, it is not yet banned by the idiots running some oppressive states, so you CAN order this, but not the deactivated original one!) INERT $29.00 (View Picture)

21980 U.S. 105mm GUN UNIDENTIFIED APFSDS TYPE CARTRIDGE (105 x 607mmR) - I was told by one expert that this is some sort of High Pressure Test or proof round. The totally unmarked projectile seems a lot heavier than the usual APFSDS types, and the aluminum collar does not seem to be designed to shed upon firing, and the blunt nose would certainly cause a shorter range and possible instability, so I am pretty sure this is not some sort of combat load. The blue indicates an inert projectile. This is a very snug fit in a steel M148A1B1 case. This certainly is a very different looking round. If anyone knows what it is, please let me know. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. $350.00 (View Picture)

21963 90mm TANK CARTRIDGE HEAT-T M431 SHAPED CHARGE TYPE (INERT) - This is a dummy display round made up with an excellent condition U.S. 90mm brass case M19 dated 1953 married up with a dummy HEAT-T projectile. This would have been a typical load used on any of the tanks with the 90mm gun, such as the M48-M48A3. These were developed during the late 1960s and replaced the earlier M348 series HEAT rounds. Although no longer in service with the US armed forces, the 90 mm HEAT-T M431 series is still used by some nations. The 90 mm HEAT-T M431 series are all fixed rounds with the projectiles crimped into their brass cartridge cases. The projectile consists of a steel body, a threaded standoff spike assembly, an aluminium chamber and a fin and boom assembly. The aluminium chamber adapts the fin and boom assembly to the body and contains the base detonating fuze. The projectile nose cap contains a piezoelectric element. On impact the piezoelectric fuze functions to ignite the shaped charge formed from 544 g of Composition B under a funnel-shaped liner. The resultant high-temperature metal particle jet can penetrate approximately 190 mm of steel up to an effective range of 1,000 meters The 90 mm HEAT-T M431 projectiles have a muzzle velocity of 3,700 fps. and while the maximum range is 8,138 meters the maximum effective range is limited to 1,000 meters. The dummy training projectile seems to be a steel casting, and has stamped markings that look like “90 K DM 68 LOS PH -1-32” which sounds like a German style marking, but that is pretty much a guess. Most U.S. tank ammo was standardized across NATO so that may explain it. Visually a good looking example of one of the shaped charge HEAT rounds of the cold war era, but totally INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $275.00 (View Picture)

21514 U.S. 105/106mm Recoilless Rifle HEP-T Projectile- MINT! - The High Explosive Plastic (HEP) projectile is designed on the idea that a massive explosion against the armor of a tank will cause damage by breaking up some of the armor on the inside, which then create casualties without the need to totally penetrate the tank’s armor. This is sometimes called “High Explosive Squash Head” or HESH ammunition, especially by the Brits. These use a relatively thin walled steel body with a bursting charge of about 8 pounds of Composition A-3. Like (nearly?) all of the recoilless rifle rounds, this has a pre-engraved rotating band and indexing buttons on the ogive to guide it into mating with the rifling. The HEP rounds were the evolutionary peak of development of high explosive projectiles for anti-tank gunnery. They were adopted in the early 1950s, and remained in service until the early 1970s when the advent of missiles such as the BGM-71 TOW missile system. Later gunnery designs abandoned explosive projectiles in favor of the kinetic energy of hyper velocity high density penetrators such as the Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) rounds. This projectile body is especially interesting because it reflects the transition from the flawed 105mm M27 Recoilless Rifle to the vastly improved 106mm M40 Recoilless Rifle. Both were actually 105mm bore diameter, but the latter was designated 106mm to avoid confusion since the ammunition was NOT interchangeable between the two. This projectile is marked with a lot number and 1956 date, and the designation HEP-T 105MM T139E45 and 106MM T139E47, so that development was considering use in either or both of the guns and their ammunition. This projectile is mint, unissued with the final OD paint coat showing only minor storage dings or scrapes, and nice clean rotating band. This has never had any explosive filling added. The threads for the base plug and fuze and tracer element are not included, but would be hidden inside a case anyway. This can be used with any of the 105mm or 106mm Recoilless Rifle cases to make up a complete display round. Or, you can put this in any of the 105mm Howitzer or Gun cases, although it is not an authentic pairing, it would look fine as a generic display item. Have several, but all are in same condition. INERT- nothing explosive or flammable. $95.00 (View Picture)

21497 U.S. 57MM RECOILLESS RIFLE IRON SIGHT- RARE - This is an almost unknown accessory for the very early M18 Recoilless Rifles which saw very limited use in Europe and the Pacific during the final months of WW2. Here is a photo showing Airborne troops in Europe using the 57mm rifle with the iron sights $250.00 (View Picture)

22630 U.S. WW2 57MM ANTI-TANK GUN DRILL CARTRIDGE M22 (OR BRITISH 6 POUNDER 7 CWT) - This is the 57 x 441mm Rimmed cartridge for the U.S. 57mm anti-tank gun, M1, and also used by the British under the designation “Ordnance Quick Firing 6 pounder, 7 cwt.” This was a British design finalized in 1941 to replace their puny 2 pounder anti-tank guns. The U.S. adopted the design in order to begin production as “Lend Lease” material, but after disappointing results with the U.S. puny 37mm Anti-Tank Gun, M3 in North Africa, decided it would be good to divert most of the U.S. made guns to U.S. service. Some 15,637 of the guns were made in the U.S 1941-1945 with only about 4,200 going to the British. These 57mm/6 pounder guns were effective against the PzKpfw IV and similar tanks, but seldom penetrated the Panther or Tiger series armor. This drill cartridge has the projectile solidly held in place with heavy crimps and a steel rod threaded to the base of the projectile and secured at the primer end. Although visually nearly identical to the combat round, these were made for use in training gun crews proper (and rapid) ammunition handling and loading of the gun. We have some of these still in the sealed shipping tube listed elsewhere, but this one is used, and has one dent near the shoulder as shown in the photos, and the steel case shows some discoloration under the lacquered finish, and the black paint on the projectile is worn, all of which are reflected in the price. Impressive looking round for display with other efforts to stop tanks, such as bazooka rounds, rifle grenades, mines, etc. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $135.00 (View Picture)

22213 U.S. NAVY FACTORY LOADED 3"/50 (76.2 x 585mmR) ARMOR PIERCING MARK 29 MOD 2 DUMMY INERT CARTRIDGE - The steel cartridge case is circa 1950s and the projectile is dated 1942, but it was likely loaded in this configuration in the 1980s-90s. This is a complete fixed round of 3"/50 ammunition which was specially loaded (actually remanufactured) for testing of the process used to demilitarize ammunition. To do this they needed a round that was actual size and weight and had an inert material substituted for the powder and projectile charges and inert primers and fuzes. This used a standard steel case with the old load information removed and new stencil markings "3"/50 CARTRIDGE CASE/ DUMMY-INERT/ FOR WESTERN DEMIL TEST" on the case. The projectile is a Mark 29 Mod 2 Armor Piercing type. It is painted gold, and (almost illegibly) stenciled "3"/50 MARK 29/ DUMMY-INERT/ FOR WESTERN DEMIL TEST." Overall condition is fine to excellent with some minor dings and scrapes. Could be very easily repainted/stenciled to combat appearance. Do not confuse this with the common loading machine drill rounds made of a combination of wood and metal, or all metal construction. This uses regular conventional components, just loaded without any explosive or flammable materials so that it would be safe for use during testing. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $325.00 (View Picture)

22114 MARK 56 OR MARK 57 MOORED MAGNETIC MINE COMPONENT- HYDROSTAT MARK 4 MOD 1 - The Mine Mk 50 series of mines adopted in the 1960s includes the Mine MK 56, a 2000-pound aircraft-laid moored mine containing an explosive charge of 360 lbs. of HBX-3, designed specifically for effectiveness against high-speed and deep-operating submarines. The MK 57 is similar to the MK 56 in its mission, however, it is a submarine laid moored mine. The Mk 56 has a magnetic firing mechanism that uses a total-field magnetometer as its detector. Total-field magnetometers are three dimensional target sensors that respond to changes in the earth's magnetic field as caused by the presence of a ship. Consisting of a nonmagnetic stainless-steel case and a cast-steel anchor, the Mk 56 is equipped with flight gear for launching from aircraft. When laid, the mine sinks to the bottom where case and anchor separation take place. Should the mine become embedded in bottom sediment before case/anchor separation and mooring take place, a slow burning propellant in the anchor is ignited which frees the mine from any mud it may be buried in. As the case rises, The Mark 4 Mod 1 hydrostat, which clamps to an 18-foot loose bight in the mooring cable, senses the preset mooring depth and falls free to release the loose bight, thus permitting the tension on the cable to relax and cause a pawling mechanism in the anchor to lock and stop further cable payout. Should the mooring mechanism allow the mine to rise to a depth which is too shallow, the case will scuttle. This feature reduces the possibility of compromise and eliminates a navigational hazard. Scuttling will also occur on sterilization or if the mooring cable breaks. One Mark 4 Hydrostat, mint unissued, weight about 9 pounds, ready for your next mining campaign, paperweight or scrap metal drive, or to stump your know it all friends. INERT. $45.00 (View Picture)

21107- .50 CALIBER BROWNING MACHINE GUN BARREL- AN-M2 AIRCRAFT- DEMIL - The AN-M2 Aircraft model .50 BMG used a lighter weight 36 inch barrel which provided as slightly higher rate of fire than the 45 inch barrel M2 Heavy Barrel ground and vehicle mounted gun. This barrel is from an aircraft gun and came from retired USAF officer who flew P-51 Mustangs and other fighters up the F-105 in Vietnam. This is demilitarized with a torch cut completely through the barrel, plus another cut into the chamber thread area as shown in the photos. Ratty bore. I think this is from a single barrel as the cuts seem to match up fairly well. Great for building a dummy gun for a restoration project, or if you need a tent peg, of flotation device for your neighbor’s cat swimming lessons or something. What you see is what you get. $49.00 (View Picture)

21103 U.S. WW2 40mm Bofors (40 x 311mmR) brass case with AP projectile - This is a very handsome restoration using a 1944 dated U.S. Army Brass case M25 which has been nicely polished. This was factory assembled as a DUMMY round with the projectile firmly attached with a steel rod, and three holes in the case for identification. The projectile has been repainted solid black, which is the color code for “AP” cartridges- Armor Piercing without any tracer element attached. This is one of a number of restored rounds in different configurations, so keep checking, but don’t wait if you see one you like, but we only have one of each type. These 40x311mm Rimmed cases are known by various names in their service as the most widely used Anti Aircraft guns of WW2 by the U.S. , England, Germany, Italy and Sweden. The guns are known as Bofors M/40, the L-60, or the Mark I or Mark II, pushing a 900-940 gram projectile at about 850 meters per second. (you do the math). INERT- no flammable or explosive material. $99.00 (View Picture)

20772 U.S. NAVY 3"/50 DUMMY CARTRIDGE MARK 8 (ALL METAL TYPE)- MINT!- IN ORIGINAL PACKING BOX - Hollow steel construction with detachable dummy fuze and solid base plate. Base has some markings, but you can barely make out Mark 8 Mod 1 and a drawing number. These were used with loading drills with the slow fire WW2 era mounts, and for testing the automatic loading mechanisms in the later rapid fire mounts. These are much nicer looking than the earlier wood and metal “loading machine dummy” rounds which were made in a couple of versions. These are plated with some sort of protective finish (Kronak?) which give it a very brass looking color and keeps the steel from rusting. THis is a MINT, UNISSUED example. The 3”/50 was the main battery for Destroyer Escorts, and most amphibious ships, and later was secondary battery on many large combatants replacing the 40mm mounts. Nice for a Naval collection from WW2 thru Vietnam. In fact, “Collecting Ammunition Dummies” could be an interesting and relatively inexpensive collecting niche, with dummy or drill cartridges made in just about every caliber from .22 rimfire up to heavy artillery. We have the same item listed elsewhere, but have a couple still in the original packing box if you want one this way at the same price. (Boxes are a bit crushed and misshapen after 70 years, but pretty cool anyway. This is big, heavy, handsome, and totally INERT with no flammable or explosive components. $135.00 (View Picture)

14589 U.S. Navy Cartridge case plug Mark 4 Mod 1 for 6”/47 Cartridge Case - This is an exact replica cast from a resin material that duplicates the real ones precisely, down to the markings. This is crimped into the end of the cartridge case after loading and not removed when loading the gun. The originals are made of a Bakelite type material, but this is a high strength resin type material that is probably just as strong, or stronger. This is an item made by Roy White who makes top quality replicas of several scarce ordnance items. Only have one available. (Note- fired cases are slightly expanded at the mouth, so this may be loose on those, and on an unfired, unloaded case it may be a tight fit and require minor trimming to fit in the mouth.) $49.00 (View Picture)

10571 U.S. ARMY CARTRIDGE, DRILL, M15B1 FOR 3 INCH GUNS M1918, M1, M3, M5, M6 AND M7 (76.2 x 585mmR) - This is a completely inert assembly provided for loading and fuze setting training of crews serving these various types of 3 inch guns. These were a series of guns starting with the Model 1918 anti-aircraft gun. This was subsequently improved by use of a removable barrel liner, which was the M1 gun. The M3 used a different form of liner. The M5 was an adaptation for anti-tank gun use. The M6 gun was in the self-propelled 3 inch Gun Motor Carriage M5. The M7 was the version of the gun mounted in the M10 Tank Destroyer (also known as the 3 inch Gun Motor Carriage, M10) which was based on a M4 Sherman hull. The fixed ammunition used in all of these was based on the same 76.2x585R cartridge case - designated 3 inch Cartridge Case Mk IIM2. Although not specified on the base of the cartridge, TM9-1901 dated 1942 indicates that this Drill Cartridge was for use with all the M1918 series 3 inch guns, and the 3 inch guns M1, M3, M5, M6 and M7 and also the 3 inch (15 Pounder) Gun M1902M1. The Drill Cartridge is a hollow metal body with a bronze base plate and a replaceable Dummy Fuze M59 that duplicates the exterior of the M48 Point Detonating Fuze. The M15 Drill cartridge used a bronze body while the M15B1 used a malleable iron or steel body. This cartridge is unissued, new old stock, still in the original shipping tube from 1943. We have several and some are still sealed and on others the adhesive on the tape failed after 70 years, but the cartridge has not been out of the tube except for taking the photos. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $149.00 (View Picture)

7253 white- 20 x 110mmRB OERLIKON CANNON DUMMY CARTRIDGE - This is a WW2 cartridge case and projectile, emptied of all explosive or powder and neatly repainted in original colors. The cases vary as to headstamp markings, and some have no primer, while others have a dented or undented primer. The 20 x 110mmRB indicates it has a 20mm projectile diameter, the case is 110 mm long, and it has a “Rebated” head, where the head is smaller diameter than the rest of the case. Good Oerlikon cases are nearly impossible to find as the shoulder and neck are blown out to the full case diameter upon firing by the residual pressure as the extraction cycle starts. These were made from unfired cases, or factory seconds. We have several different as follows: Black projectile with slightly different contours- Armor Piercing (AP) Red projectile- High Explosive Incendiary (HEI) White projectile- High Explosive with tetryl filler (HE) Yellow projectile- High Explosive with pentolite filler (HE) Your choice of one round (as long as limited supply lasts) $19.00 (View Picture)

7252 red- 20 x 110mmRB OERLIKON CANNON DUMMY CARTRIDGE - This is a WW2 cartridge case and projectile, emptied of all explosive or powder and neatly repainted in original colors. The cases vary as to headstamp markings, and some have no primer, while others have a dented or undented primer. The 20 x 110mmRB indicates it has a 20mm projectile diameter, the case is 110 mm long, and it has a “Rebated” head, where the head is smaller diameter than the rest of the case. Good Oerlikon cases are nearly impossible to find as the shoulder and neck are blown out to the full case diameter upon firing by the residual pressure as the extraction cycle starts. These were made from unfired cases, or factory seconds. We have several different as follows: Black projectile with slightly different contours- Armor Piercing (AP) Red projectile- High Explosive Incendiary (HEI) White projectile- High Explosive with tetryl filler (HE) Yellow projectile- High Explosive with pentolite filler (HE) Your choice of one round (as long as limited supply lasts) $19.00 (View Picture)

7251 yellow- 20 x 110mmRB OERLIKON CANNON DUMMY CARTRIDGE - This is a WW2 cartridge case and projectile, emptied of all explosive or powder and neatly repainted in original colors. The cases vary as to headstamp markings, and some have no primer, while others have a dented or undented primer. The 20 x 110mmRB indicates it has a 20mm projectile diameter, the case is 110 mm long, and it has a “Rebated” head, where the head is smaller diameter than the rest of the case. Good Oerlikon cases are nearly impossible to find as the shoulder and neck are blown out to the full case diameter upon firing by the residual pressure as the extraction cycle starts. These were made from unfired cases, or factory seconds. We have several different as follows: Black projectile with slightly different contours- Armor Piercing (AP) Red projectile- High Explosive Incendiary (HEI) White projectile- High Explosive with tetryl filler (HE) Yellow projectile- High Explosive with pentolite filler (HE) Your choice of one round (as long as limited supply lasts) $19.00 (View Picture)

7250 Black-20 x 110mmRB OERLIKON CANNON DUMMY CARTRIDGE - This is a WW2 cartridge case and projectile, emptied of all explosive or powder and neatly repainted in original colors. The cases vary as to headstamp markings, and some have no primer, while others have a dented or undented primer. The 20 x 110mmRB indicates it has a 20mm projectile diameter, the case is 110 mm long, and it has a “Rebated” head, where the head is smaller diameter than the rest of the case. Good Oerlikon cases are nearly impossible to find as the shoulder and neck are blown out to the full case diameter upon firing by the residual pressure as the extraction cycle starts. These were made from unfired cases, or factory seconds. We have several different as follows: Black projectile with slightly different contours- Armor Piercing (AP) Red projectile- High Explosive Incendiary (HEI) White projectile- High Explosive with tetryl filler (HE) Yellow projectile- High Explosive with pentolite filler (HE) Your choice of one round (as long as limited supply lasts) $19.00 (View Picture)

7194 U.S. 20 x 110mm (Hispano Suiza) Dummy Cartridge M18A3 - The 20 x 110mm (Hispano-Suiza) aircraft cannon was widely used by the British and U.S. aircraft during WW2. These guns were more lethal than the more widely used .50 caliber Browning machine guns, but reliability problems slowed their introduction into service. The Brits used two Hispano cannons in the later Spitfire fighters. U.S. variants of the gun included the M1, M2 (AN-M2) and M3. Eventually they were mounted in some (but not all) P-38 Lightning and P-61 Black Widow fighters, the B-29 Superfortress, and mainly in the Navy’s F4U-1C Corsair and later post-war Navy fighters. These gas operated cannons fired at about 600 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 2,800 feet per second. Some of the Hispano-Suiza type guns were also mounted as anti-aircraft weapons in army tanks or halftrack variants. The M18A3 cartridges are turned from steel and then chrome(?)plated. New condition, fresh from a sealed 25 round can which was marked “25 Cartridges, Drill M18A3, Lot No. SC-1-3, Loaded 1-50”. Totally inert, no flammable or explosive components. Price for a FULL SEALED SPAM CAN of 25 rounds is $75.00. Lots of , or lot of five rounds for $20, or single rounds are priced per round at $5.00 (View Picture)

18006 RARE WW2 GERMAN CUTAWAY FUZE AZ1552A FOR 15mm MAUSER CANNON - This is a very rare souvenir taken from the factory of one of the German ammunition manufacturers, or perhaps a Luftwaffe munitions headquarters. This is a framed cutaway of one of the German fuzes, the AZ1552A. Frame size is about 4.25" x 5.5" and ¾” inch thick. The back of the frame has penciled notation that looks like “aircraft 151/15mm Mauser.” The frame contains one fuze precisely sectioned to show the inner workings, and the six component parts. The largest part has broken free from the glue mounting and the frame should be disassembled and the part reglued in place. Otherwise excellent plus condition. INERT $175.00 (View Picture)

18005 RARE WW2 GERMAN CUTAWAY FUZE ZZ1505A FOR 20mm MAUSER & OERLIKON CANNON - This is a very rare souvenir taken from the factory of one of the German ammunition manufacturers, or perhaps a Luftwaffe munitions headquarters. This is a framed cutaway of one of the German fuzes, the ZZ1505A. Frame size is about 4.25" x 5.5" and ¾” inch thick. The back of the frame has penciled notation that looks like “2 cm Mausser & Oerlikon S.D.” The frame contains one fuze precisely sectioned to show the inner workings, and the nine component parts. Excellent plus condition. INERT $175.00 (View Picture)

21683 U.S. NAVY 3"/50 DUMMY CARTRIDGE MARK 8 (ALL METAL TYPE)- MINT! - Hollow steel construction with detachable dummy fuze and solid base plate. Base has some markings, but you can barely make out Mark 8 Mod 1 and a drawing number. These were used with loading drills with the slow fire WW2 era mounts, and for testing the automatic loading mechanisms in the later rapid fire mounts. These are much nicer looking than the earlier wood and metal “loading machine dummy” rounds which were made in a couple of versions. These are plated with some sort of protective finish (Kronak?) which give it a very brass looking color and keeps the steel from rusting. THis is a MINT, UNISSUED example. The 3”/50 was the main battery for Destroyer Escorts, and most amphibious ships, and later was secondary battery on many large combatants replacing the 40mm mounts. Nice for a Naval collection from WW2 thru Vietnam. In fact, “Collecting Ammunition Dummies” could be an interesting and relatively inexpensive collecting niche, with dummy or drill cartridges made in just about every caliber from .22 rimfire up to heavy artillery. This is big, heavy, handsome, and totally INERT with no flammable or explosive components. $135.00 (View Picture)

21515 WW1 75mm or 3 inch projectile High Explosive (HE) type - About 11 3/8” overall length. Markings as shown- P.D.F.-M.V.- A.M.Co. on the brass adapter ring at the nose. Semi legible 14735-10 stamped on the ogive, and 0-901 further down the side. Looks like 7961 stenciled in black paint on the body. This projectile has been modified for lamp use, with the base seal removed and a1/4” hole drilled in the base. Condition as shown, lightly rusted over roughly machined surface. Would be easy to clean up and repaint. WW1 shrapnel projectiles are quite common, but High Explosive types like this are not common. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. $145.00 (View Picture)

21073 U.S. 81mm MORTAR SHELL- T28 EXPERIMENTAL TYPE- EARLY 1950s TRANSITION TO STREAMLINED DESIGN - The body is unmarked on this, but appears identical to another T28E6 shell that we have had. The ignition cartridge is a T66E1 dated 8-54, and the fuze is a M52A2 Point Detonating Fuze made as “EMPTY”. The T28 featured an overall streamlined shape, instead of the stubby or cylindrical shapes of the WW2 era mortar rounds, for better ballistic performance and range. Some of the T28 series used shrouds around the tail fins and others were either long or short shroudless designs. (See a lengthy scientific study on the T28 shell performance from Aberdeen at http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/041678.pdf ). These early transitional experimental rounds are scarce, and an important milestone in the development of modern mortar gunnery. Overall VG-fine condition, but would look a lot better if repainted. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $295.00 (View Picture)

19023 CIVIL WAR 3" ABSTERDAM PROJECTILE (TYPE 3) - An excellent design for the 3" Parrot Rifles and the 3" Ordnance Rifles adopted late in the Civil War and lasting through the end of the muzzle loading era (and perhaps with some of the early breechloading conversions?). Few of these actually reached the field during the War, but the are considered to be Civil War era anyway. These used a brass band around the base which would expand into the rifling, very similar to the Parrot Projectiles in appearance. This is the explosive shell version, with a brass fuze holder in the nose. Flash from the powder charge would reach up to the front of the projectile, igniting the powder train time fuze. This is the third type with brass rotating band, while the earlier types used lead bands. Unfired, with one spide pretty good where it was protected by paint, but the other side with light to moderate pitting and lots of rust and bits of concrete. The brass band in VG condition (with a slight ding as shown in the photos. This needs a good cleaning and some soaking with WD-40 to loosen the rust and cement and paint, and it will clean up pretty nicely with some patient scraping followed by a coat of wax or lacquer. The fuzes and bursting charge were removed long ago. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $225.00 (View Picture)

19001 81mm mortar shipping tube- M880 short range practice - Cardboard shipping tube for 81mm mortar ammunition, in this case the M880 short range practice round. Measures about 3 ¾” diameter by 16 inches long. As shown in the photos. Good cargo for a military vehicle or to add to a mortar collection, or Iraq/Afghanistan collection. Most of these were destroyed or trashed and few reach the collector market. Only one available. $10.00 (View Picture)

21975 81mm Mortar “Cartridge, Ignition, M6” - These were the replacement for the earlier “shotgun style” ignition cartridges. The M6 ignition cartridge consists of a red cardboard container with about 120 grains of double base gunpowder. It is closed on both ends with a roll crimp over a wad with a hole in the center and a thin inner seal. These fit in the base tube of the mortar cartridge, and then an M33 aluminum head with a percussion primer was screwed into the end of the tube. This solved the problem where the earlier shotgun style ignition cartridges would sometimes set back from the mortar round and foul the tube. The M6 ignition cartridge was used most of the 81mm rounds from mid WW2 onward, including many of the M43A1 High Explosive and practice rounds, the M68 Training, the M56 HE, M57 Chemical (White Phosphorous), and M301 Illuminating. One mint, unissued M6 ignition cartridge as shown in the photo. These are live, and contain a powder charge similar to most small arms ammunition, NOT an explosive. Price for one cartridge $8.00 (View Picture)

21533 U.S. 90mm projectile M353- doorstop - This is a solid steel projectile body measuring 90mm diameter by about 1.25 inches long, and weighing about 23 pounds. This the M353 projectile which is the inert training version of the M318 Armor Piercing round. This is missing the rotating band and the aluminum ballistic cap. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. Useful for all sort of things besides a door stop, some of which will come to me in a few minutes or days. Meanwhile this can be yours for the cost of shipping plus only $15.00 (View Picture)

20315 BOMB SUSPENSION LUG MS3314- Vietnam era- set of two - Beleive these are for the Mark 80 series and probably other types of air dropped ordnance (underwater mines, etc) Set of two lugs, mint unissued, new old stock, with 1971 date $18.00 (View Picture)

7250 Black-20 x 110mmRB OERLIKON CANNON DUMMY CARTRIDGE - This is a WW2 cartridge case and projectile, emptied of all explosive or powder and neatly repainted in original colors. The cases vary as to headstamp markings, and some have no primer, while others have a dented or undented primer. The 20 x 110mmRB indicates it has a 20mm projectile diameter, the case is 110 mm long, and it has a “Rebated” head, where the head is smaller diameter than the rest of the case. Good Oerlikon cases are nearly impossible to find as the shoulder and neck are blown out to the full case diameter upon firing by the residual pressure as the extraction cycle starts. These were made from unfired cases, or factory seconds. We have several different as follows: Black projectile with slightly different contours- Armor Piercing (AP) Red projectile- High Explosive Incendiary (HEI) White projectile- High Explosive with tetryl filler (HE) Yellow projectile- High Explosive with pentolite filler (HE) Your choice of one round (as long as limited supply lasts) $19.00 each (View Picture)

22141 10 LINK, BELT, METALLIC, CAL .50 M2- ORIGNAL WW2- NEW OLD STOCK - Full original box of 10 links for the Browning .50 caliber machine guns. New old stock, fresh from an old crate which had the 1943 dated packing slip shown. SPECIAL- 10 boxes total 100 links for $40.00, or a single box of 10 links for only $5.00 (View Picture)

23404 U.S.Navy Training Version of the Mark 36 Mod 1 Demolition Charge or “Limpet Mine” used by UDT/SEAL swimmers to attack ships - The Mk 36 Mod 1 is a pan-shaped limpet mine designed primarily for sabotage of shipping by divers. The pan-shaped aluminum body of the charge as a wide flange around the rim of it; this flange had six powerful curved magnets, in essence making it a type of limpet mine. (The magnets have been removed, but you can make wooden ones and attach them for display if you like.) The explosive used in the combat version is based upon H-6 high explosive, which is quite a bit more powerful than plastic explosive. The casing of the charge has two charge wells, which used internal booster charges. These can accept firing devices (fuzes) or antidisturbance devices. An activator well on the rear end of the casing has a further booster charge for use with the Mk 39 Mod 0 arming and safety device as well as any additional fuzing or firing devices required for the mission. Mk 36 Mod 1 charges have been known to totally break the keel of a small-to-medium warship, and blow gaping holes in larger ones. (Check out http://www.pmulcahy.com/explosives/explosives.html as a great demo reference source!) This one is a training version, INERT loaded and deeply stamped INERT and painted blue. Condition as shown in the photo. A scarce item for the SEAL/UDT collector. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. $135.00 (View Picture)

22556 U.S. 105MM HOWITZER BRASS CASE 1943 - Standard 105mm Howitzer brass case M14. This is in nice shape with only minor bruising and scrapes and should polish up nicely. It has the sort of yellow-silver look from the cleaning process used last time they were processed for reloading. Good stencil markings on the base. Headstamp date for initial manufacture is 1943. $95.00 (View Picture)

22523 U.S. NAVY 3 INCH ARMOR PIERCING PROJECTILE MARK 29 MOD 1 for 3”/50 guns (white trace) - This is technically an AP-C-BC-T or “Armor Piercing- Capped- Ballistic Cap- Tracer” design where the mild steel projectile body has a hardened steel cap that does the penetration, and then a lightweight cap that screws on to provide the best streamlined shape for ballistic performance. Projectile is unfired and has good markings on the rotating band LOT [number] MK 29 MOD 1 - 3 IN AP and maker code and [anchor] inspector marks. Base is marked 3” AP- MK 29 MOD 1 and the weight. These were initially issued without any explosive filler intended strictly as an armor piercing round without any explosive. These had a base plug installed with only a tracer cavity, instead of a fuze. Projectile is fine-excellent except for some dents and handling dings on the rotating band, and markings are a bit rough. Unlike the ones we previously had, there is NO token demil hole in the windshield. Later loadings included a yellow painted nose to indicate loading with explosive filler. The white band without any red or orange dots indicates it had a white tracer element. Black color of the projectile indicates it is the Armor Piercing round WITHOUT the explosive filler or base fuze. Black paint and white nomenclature markings are chipped and scraped and basically illegible, but could be repainted if you want to do that. Some rust on the exposed bare steel areas. During WW2 the 3"/50 slow fire gun was main battery for the Destroyer Escorts and also used to arm merchant ships, and sometimes as secondary battery aboard larger vessels. In the post-WW2 era the rapid fire 3"50 mounts replaced the 40mm as the main (only) guns aboard amphibious and auxiliary ships. AP ammunition would have been fired only for anti-ship use, while HE or VT fuze rounds were widely used for anti-aircraft and surface and gunfire support roles. Neat item for WW2 Navy display. I have heard but cannot verify that some of the Army "Tank Destroyer (motor gun carriages) actually used USN 3" guns as well.) INERT, non-explosive display item only. $149.00 (View Picture)

22248 U.S. Navy “Hedgehog” Practice Depth Charge (PDC) Projector Charge, Practice, Mark 12 Mod 0 (INERT) - The hedgehog was a crude, 24-spigot mortar which could fire a pattern of 24 depth charges about 270 yards meters ahead of the attacking ship. This resulted in a circular salvo (hopefully!) in the general area of the submarine being attacked. Each of the Hedgehog depth charges contained about 30 pounds of TNT and was contact fuzed, thus only detonating when hitting a submerged object, such as a submarine. These were one of the main weapons used against U-Boats in WW2 and remained in service into the 1970s. The PDC was much lighter and did not have the massive explosive charge., only a small dye marker. These are marked: “WARNING: Handle by shroud when loading on spigot” because if held by the tubular body, and the charge fired when making contact with the electrical contact at the top of the spigot the shrouds would perform a neat amputation. An interesting ASW weapon relic for the Naval ordnance collector. This is INERT with no flammable or explosive material. $75.00 (View Picture)

7959 LOT OF FOUR ROUNDS WITH CLIP- BOFORS 40 X 364 MMR (BOFORS 40MM/L70) DUMMY, M851 - The Swedish Bofors firm has worked hard at improvements on their famous 1930s vintage WW2 era guns known as the 40mm/L60 which fired the 40 x 311 mmR cartridge in the four round clips. In the post-WW2 period they adopted a longer 40 x 263 mmR case for greater range and velocity when fired through a barrel 70 calibers long (compared to the shorter 60 caliber length barrels.) Their new gun design boosted the rate of fire from 140 rounds per minute to 280, then 300 and currently 330 rounds per minute. This impressive rate of fire and range was made more effective by coupling it with sophisticated fire control and radar systems. The 40mm/L70 guns are in service in many countries today in Anti-Aircraft, anti-armor, or anti-shipping roles. Polymer type projectile is a semi-transparent brownish color with heavy steel “rebar” type rod which give the cartridge its weight. Tip of projectile has metal (brass?) cap. Projectile is unmarked. Primer pocket area only shows a neatly finished epoxy type substance. Inkstamped markings on side of the case: 40mm L/70, DUMMY M851, GRT85G016-001. In U.S. Service, these were made for use in the abortive "Sergeant York" Divisional AIr Defense system, basically a twin 40mm L/70 Bofors mounted on the hull of a M60 tank. However, it was a failure and cancelled in 1985. This is a lot of four in their original loading clip. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $225.00 (View Picture)

23283 40 x 53mm HIGH VELOCITY DUMMY CARTRIDGE M922 FOR MARK 19 MACHINE GUN - These rounds are totally inert and are used to check gun functioning and to train gun crews. They are issued only to armorers.  The M922 is made with a solid aluminum projectile with the copper rotating band added.  This is crimped tightly to a standard 40 x 53mm case which has had the base insert for the primer and high pressure area left empty for easy identification.  The projectile is colored gold which is the newer color code for inert or drill type drill ammunition.  Comes with one M16A2 link.  Excellent plus condition.  INERT- no flammable or explosive components.. $20.00 (View Picture)

23254 U.S. 37mm (37 x 223mmR) Cartridge with Armor Piercing Projectile M80 - Good case, although with some minor scrapes and dings on the shoulder. No headstamps, but side of case is ink stamped with ID “37MM M16/ LOT SMC/ 1943/ [ordnance wheel]. No primer ever installed. Projectile is the early M80 Armor Piercing type made without either the hardened cap, or the ballistic cap. Armor Piercing projectile is marked 37MM M80 on the band, and retains most of the original black paint, correct for this type round. These were made for the 37mm Gun, M3, the cute little towed anti-tank gun. However, the ammo was also used in the M5 and M6 guns mounted in the M3 and M5 light tanks and the M8 armored car. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $135.00 (View Picture)

23165 CW CANISTER BALL - .95 inch diameter iron ball from a 3 inch rifled gun canister load. Many variations wre used in different guns and types of loads, but this particular type was used in 3" rifled guns. 48 or 55 of these iron shot were stuffed in basically a tin can with a wooden base to which the powder charge in a cloth bag was tied. At close range, a double load of canister was sometimes used. With canister, it truly is better to give these than to receive! One iron canister ball for $8.00 (View Picture)

23163 M31 RIFLE GRENADE - The explosive version will penetrate 10 inches of armor, or 20 inches of concrete. It can be used for direct fire up to 115 meters, or indirect fire at 185 meters. Explosive version has olive drab body/yellow markings, but otherwise looks same as this inert M31 Practice version shown here which has the blue with white markings used on practice ammunition. This was used in the 1960s with the M1 Garand rifle, and later with the M14 rifle. Overall excellent condition with a tiny token demil dent near the nose, and one fin slightly bent, but now straightened with the rivets still intact. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $65.00 (View Picture)

23133 37MM NON-LETHAL RIOT RUBBER BUCKSHOT PROJECTILES - hard rubber balls, three large ones about .50 caliber and two smaller ones about .30 caliber, use for non-lethal riot control. The lot for $3.00 (View Picture)

23132 37MM NON-LETHAL RIOT RUBBER PROJECTILES - Lot of four semi-soft rubber projectiles for firing from 37mm riot control munitions. The lot for $8.00 (View Picture)

23131 37MM NON-LETHAL RIOT WOODEN BATON PROJECTILES - Lot of three wooden "batons" used for riot control when fired from 37 caliber guns. The lot for $10.00 (View Picture)

23090 U.S. 105MM GUN BRASS CASE XM148E4 DATED 1962 (105 x 607mmR) - Headstamp is 105mm XM148E3 with lot number and 1962 date. This has a steel insert in the case and a large screw in primer. I believe this was an attempt to come up with a common US/UK/German/NATO standard design which would be compatible in all NATO 105mm tank guns of the period. This was adopted as the M148 and a later M148A1 version also exists with reported dates into the late 1970s. These were used with the M735 series Armor Piercing, Fin Stabilized, Discarding Sabot-Tracer (APFSDS-T) projectiles with the dart like penetrator rod surrounded by three plastic petal sections that shed away when fired, allowing the kinetic energy of the penetrator to pierce enemy armor. These were adopted in the late 1960s early 1970s as the “first generation” of APFSDS rounds. The cases for these typically have the multiple small “dimple” type staking marks around the mouth of the case. This is a once fired 1962 dated brass case used in the M68 gun installed in the U.S. M48A5, M60/M60A1/M60A3 and M1 tanks. The base is somewhat corroded, especially the steel plug, but the rest of the case is mostly just tarnished and will polish up okay nice. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $149.00 (View Picture)

22894 WW2 U.S. NAVY WHITE FLARE FOR VERY PISTOL - These were used in Navy (and other) flare guns chambered for the 10 gauge shells, starting around 1877 when LT. Edward Very invented his flare. The guns were originally made by the Washington Navy Yard, and by WW1 were being made by Remington with brass frames, blued steel barrels and walnut grips. By WW2 the design was much simplified and the Mark V signal pistol made by Sedgley became the most commonly used gun. The flares (officially called “signals”) were made in red, white and green versions, by about six or eight different manufacturers, using essentially the commercial 10 gauge shotshell with varying heights of brass bases and various headstamps. These usually were secured on the end with a roll crimp. The closing wad was colored to indicate the color of the flare, and usually (but not always) the cardboard body was the same color. These also had a “tactile” identification feature so they could be selected in the dark by touch. Green closing wads were smooth; red had several ridges, and the white had a bump or tit in the center of the wad. This is a single white cartridge in excellent condition with VFM headstamp. $12.00 (View Picture)

22793 U.S. WW2 STYLE PRACTICE RIFLE GRENADE M11A3- NEAR MINT UNISSUED - Type used during WW2 until the mid 1950s. Near perfect condition with 98% of the original black paint and exceptionally clear and legible white stenciled markings and complete with the "safety" pin. This one is dated 5-46. Except for some minor chipping of the paint on the nose piece this is as nice an example as we have had. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $135.00 (View Picture)

22792 U.S. WW2 STYLE PRACTICE RIFLE GRENADE M11A2- EXCELLENT 12-43 DATED - Type used during WW2 until the mid 1950s. Excellent condition with 98% of the original black paint and exceptionally clear and legible white stenciled markings and complete with the "safety" pin. This one is dated 12-43. Except for some surface rust on the tube, this is an excellent example, and should clean up pretty well. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. $135.00 (View Picture)

21974 U.S. M136 AT4 ANTI-TANK ROCKET LAUNCHER TUBE - The AT4 recoilless antitank weapon was a joint development in the 1980s by the Swedish SAAB Bofors Dynamics AB (Sweden) and ATK Inc (USA). The AT4 has been adopted by US armed forces as M136 LAW (Light Antitank Weapon), generally replacing earlier M72 LAW, and the AT4 name is (coincidentally?) the phonetic equivalent of the 84mm bore diameter. The AT4 is a disposable, single shot, recoilless weapon, available in several versions, which differ mostly in the type of warhead. The original 84mm HEAT warhead for AT4 had been "borrowed' from Carl Gustaf M2 recoilless rifle, but, unlike the Carl Gustaf, there's no separate round of ammunition to load into barrel - instead, the entire weapon resembles a round of ammunition, along with firing and safety mechanism, polymer smoothbore barrel / container, and open sights. Some can be fitted with a quick-detachable night vision sight mount. The AT4 is a typical recoilless weapon, which uses a charge of propellant (gun powder), located inside the open barrel. Both front and rear ends of the barrel are closed with covers, which are destroyed when gun is fired. When weapon is fired, the gas pressure pushes the projectile (fin-stabilized warhead) out of the barrel, while the backblast from the rear part of the open barrel counters any recoil. To allow the soldiers to fire such weapons from confined spaces, the AT4-CS (Confined Spaces) version features a counter-mass (some amount of liquid) in the rear part of the barrel, which is pushed back and partly evaporated upon firing, compensating for the recoil, and effectively reducing the backblast. The standard sights are mounted on folding bases and are factory preset for 200 meters range, with single diopter rear and front post with two additional lead posts for firing at moving targets. For transportation, sights are folded and protected by sliding covers. The firing controls are mounted at the top of the barrel, with manual cocking lever, manual safety switch and a button-type trigger. The projectile itself has a warhead and a tail unit, with front-folding fins and a tracer unit. Standard warhead is HEAT type shaped charge high explosive filling. This is an excellent example of the AT4 launcher, fired once, and no longer any type of firearm (unless you live in crazy places like Kalifornia). For someone starting now to collect Iraq war items this is an excellent addition to a collection. Fired launcher tube only, no warhead or rocket. Totally INERT, no explosive or flammable components. $495.00 (View Picture)

21902 U.S. NAVY 8"/55 CALIBER "CLEARING CHARGE" BRASS CASE- MINT! - This is basically a standard US. Navy 8”/55 rapid fire case (203 x 1280mmR) but only 29 inches long (about 740mm), made special in this length, not a Bubba cut down. When a round fails to seat fully upon being rammed into the gun chamber, thus preventing closure of the breech, or when the propelling charge fails to function, the projectile may be fired by extracting the full-sized case and loading a shorter clearing charge. Remember, with the semi-fixed ammunition the projectile is rammed into the barrel forcefully, either separately, or along with the powder charge in the brass cartridge case. If the gun has been fired several times, this could result in a “hot gun” situation where it is essential to get the projectile out of the barrel as soon as possible, preferably by clearing through the muzzle (firing it). But if the regular full length cartridge case will not fully chamber so the breech block can be closed, a “clearing charge” usually called a “short charge” (not to be confused with the “reduced charge”) will be inserted and the breech should close since the cartridge case is shorter than the full length case. This case is brand new, still in the original cardboard shipping box as shipped from the maker, although part of the box was trashed so you can see the case. Headstmap markings indicate manufacture date of May 1951, and designation as 8 inch cartridge case Mark 1 Mod 1. No primer ever installed. INERT- No flammable or explosive material. $575.00 (View Picture)

18918 U.S. 155mm Howitzer Projectile, Illuminating M485E2 - Body has stamped markings LOP 2-14 5-68 155mm M485E2. A nice unfired projectile with excellent rotating band and intact nylon obturation band. Has about 75% original paint, but really should be cleaned up and repainted and restenciled with correct markings. No baseplate. No fuze, but these use the M565 Mechanical Time Fuze and they are not too hard to find. Loaded projectile weight is about 93 pounds which included the baseplate, expelling charge and the flare canister and parachute. The flare generates 1 million candlepowers of light, and burns for 2 minutes and can be fired to a maximum range of about 16,000 yards. A very handsome example of a round that played a key role on the battlefield until the advent of night vision devices in the 1970s. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $325.00 (View Picture)

19672 U.S. NAVY 40MM BOFORS SINGLE ROUNDS (REPAINTED) - These 40x311mm Rimmed cases are known by various names in their service as the most widely used Anti Aircraft guns of WW2 by the U.S., England, Germany, Italy and Sweden. The guns are known as Bofors M/40, the L-60, or the Mark I or Mark II, pushing a 900-940 gram projectile at about 850 meters per second. (you do the math if you want feet per second velocity or weight in pounds). Cartridge cases are USN Mark 3 dated 1945, made of steel but with a brass colored coating that was ugly. We repainted the cases a brass color for display, but be careful or you can scratch or chip the pant. Projectiles are marked extensively on the rotating band (most seem to be something like "40MM ADL 10001 B SFM 87C 001-[various numbers] Rotating bands have token DEMIL heat melt. Primers have been pulled for the empty cases, and the projectiles are empty with red and yellow painted fuze covers unscrew to reveal that they too are empty. Projectiles were never loaded, so they are in their original red lead primer finish, ready to be painted in any color scheme you like if you don’t like the red Impressive addition to WW2 USN display, although these remained in service into the 1960s or 70s with the US Navy, mainly on amphibious and auxiliary ships, and small craft like PT boats. These were also used on the U.S. Army’s M40 “Duster” armored vehicles which mounted twin 40mm Bofors guns well into the 1970s. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $65.00 (View Picture)

18918 U.S. 155mm Howitzer Projectile, Illuminating M485E2 - Body has stamped markings LOP 2-14 5-68 155mm M485E2. A nice unfired projectile with excellent rotating band and intact nylon obturation band. Has about 75% original paint, but really should be cleaned up and repainted and restenciled with correct markings. No baseplate. No fuze, but these use the M565 Mechanical Time Fuze and they are not too hard to find. Loaded projectile weight is about 93 pounds which included the baseplate, expelling charge and the flare canister and parachute. The flare generates 1 million candlepowers of light, and burns for 2 minutes and can be fired to a maximum range of about 16,000 yards. A very handsome example of a round that played a key role on the battlefield until the advent of night vision devices in the 1970s. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $325.00 (View Picture)

18917 U.S. WW2 ERA 155MM H.E. PROJECTILE M101 - The 155mm High Explosive projectile M101 was the standard HE round from WW2 thorugh Korea and later. During WW2 the color schemes called for HE rounds to be pained lemon yellow, as this one is, and later in the war they switched to the OD color with yellow markings that continues today. Loaded weight of 97 pounds including 15 pounds of high explosive filler, and overall height with fuze about 24 inches. THis unfired example has excellent rotating band with just a few dings, and nice clear marks including 1942 date. The paint is somewhat scuffed and scraped, and there is an area of moderate pitting on one side as shown in the photos. This example was turned into a lamp at tome point, with a ½” hole drilled through the base. Fuze is a fairly recent Point Detonating Fuze which looks pretty much the same as the WW2 era PDFs. Examples of the larger WW2 rounds are hard to find (and harder to ship too!). INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $395.00 (View Picture)

22724 U.S. NAVY 3"/50 MK 7 BRASS SHELL CASING DATED MARCH 1943 - (76.2 x 585mm Rimmed) Nice, but heavily tarnished, brass case with desirable 1943 date. These were used during WW2 with the 3"/50 caliber slow fire guns which were the main battery on the Destroyer Escorts for use against surface ships, aircraft, and shore bombardment targets. On cruisers and larger ships, the 3"/50 was mainly used in an anti-aircraft role. Around the end of WW2, the rapid fire 3"/50 mounts were introduced which used the same ammunition and remained in service well into the 1980s, mainly as anti-aircraft guns, but also as the main (only) gun mounts for amphibious attack ships, and auxiliaries (oilers, ammunition ships, tenders, etc). Headstamp marking Mark 7 MOD 1 with sharp 9-1943 date. Also stamped “NOT TO BE REFORMED” which I have never seen before. Fired MK 14 primer dated 193 is still in place. Ink stamped “FLASHLESS PELLETS 0.3 LBS” on side of the case. One shallow dent as shown in the photo, and one almost imperceptible very shallow longitudinal flattened spot that is hard to see, even in photos. These early war cases are tough to find as most were thrown overboard after being fired, or returned for scrap. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $135.00 (View Picture)

22680 U.S. M69 PRACTICE GRENADE BODY- UNISSUED - The M67 “Baseball” grenade was adopted in the early 1970s, replacing the M26/M61 “Lemon” style used during Vietnam, which had replaced the earlier WW2/Korean War “Pineapple” grenades. This is the blue practice version of the M67 fragmentation "baseball" grenade. New old stock, not rusted and beat up range scrap. Has the original paint and markings although there may be a few scrapes of chips from storage. Have several and condition will be similar to the ones in the photo. This is the hollow steel body only, no fuze. These were issued to be loaded with a fuze and a small packet of black powder to serve as a spotting charge on the range. No flammable or explosive contents, totally INERT. Price for one M69 practice grenade body is $18.00 (View Picture)

22444 U.S. 90MM GUN CANISTER CARTRIDGE M336 - This is intended primarily for antipersonnel use at close range. The canister consists of a thin steel cylindrical body which is welded to a heavy steel cup-shaped base with a gilding metal rotating band assembled it. The body has four equally spaced axial slits which extend from the forward end of the canister for approximately half its length. The canister body is filled with approximately 1,280 stacked steel cylindrical pellets which are held in place by a closing disk soldered in place. (Think of it as a gigantic version of a shotgun shell!) Immediately after the canister leaves the muzzle of the gun, air pressure on the closing disk and centrifugal force acting on the body and pellets cause the canister to break at the four slits on the body with resultant conical dispersion of the pellets. The round has a maximum effective range of 0 to 200 yards. The minimum pattern density for the canister is one complete penetration per 6 square feet of a target area 8 feet high by 90 feet wide at a range of 400 feet. Note that this is the M336 Canister, but there is a later M377 Canister round where the canister body is filled with approximately 5,600 eight-grain steel flechettes, which ois often called the “Beehive” round. This is a nice representative example, although technically incorrect as it is assembled on a M19 brass case instead of the M108 brass case (slightly different style crimp/cannelure at the mouth). There is a small hole (about ½” diameter in the case near the base that is not shown in the photos. The canister slug load has been removed, but it displays as a full loaded round. Traces of the original white stencil marking “90G/ CANISTER M336” remain on the black painted body. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $350.00 (View Picture)

22441 SCARCE WW1 ERA 3 INCH (81mm) STOKES MORTAR PROJECTILE - Originally developed and manufactured by British companies, production of Stokes mortar shells was later contracted out to American firms. This is one of the British made projectiles, or “bombs” in Britspeak. The Stokes (and other mortars) enabled trench bound forces to directly attack enemy positions or advancing enemy infantry during an attack. The high explosive shell was composed of three components: a screwed on dome containing a modified hand grenade fuse, the 11 inch body which typically contained 2.75 pounds of nitrostartch explosive, and a propellant cartridge container attached to the base of the mortar and used to launch the shell. The body was made from 3 inch pipe, hence the nominal “3 inch Stokes Mortar” designation, but the end plates at the top and bottom were actually 81mm in diameter machined to closely fit the bore, while allowing use of less critical pipe for the main part of the body. A domed fuse had two holes drilled into it for attaching a safety pin used to prevent premature detonation while handling the shell. To fire the Stokes, the safety pin was removed to both arm the shell and allow it to fit inside its launcher. Then, the entire shell was dropped down the launch tube, at the bottom of which a firing pin struck a primer on the propellant cartridge, which was basically a common shotgun shell casing. This action ignited the propellant charge and launched the shell. Stokes mortars had a maximum effective range of 1,200 yards. Very few people have ever seen a Stokes mortar round in any condition. This example is in nicely restored condition, and the other four we have ever seen were all heavily pitted rusty relics. This also has a brass nose plate, perhaps for use as a dummy or training round as is lacks a hole for the hand grenade type fuse which was used, or maybe they initially issued these with cover plated and installed fuzes in the field. Cover plate is marked with a “shoe” symbol, 1916 date and No. 1 (probably a Mark designation, not a serial number). The Stokes mortars and projectiles were replaced by the improved Stokes-Brandt or Brandt type mortars (essentially the U.S. 81mm Mortar M1) prior to WW2. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $325.00 (View Picture)

22357 U.S. WWI “VICTORY- Nov. 11, 1918, 75mm Shell” SOUVENIR PROJECTILE - At the end of WW1 American industries had their contracts ended, but leaving them with huge quantities of now useless material in various stages of completion. Some was merely disposed of as scrap, but many companies took advantage of the opportunity to turn out souvenir items to be given to past and potential customers. One such item was a projectile with “VICTORY- Nov. 11, 1918, 75mm Shell” roll marked onto the body. Also, engraved on the rotating band is the admonition “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: Nations shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. These were sometimes fitted out as “Victory Lamps” with the projectile mounted on a wooden base, fitted with a lamp socket at the projectile tip, and then used a M1917 “Doughboy” helmet as a lamp shade. The projectile is the neatest and most collectable item, and what you see in the photos is what you get. There is a fair amount of rust (but seemingly not much if any pitting underneath) on this one, and it has pretty much obliterated the roll marked “VICTORY- Nov. 11, 1918, 75mm Shell” but maybe it will be revealed when the rust is carefully cleaned off. The finish on these was just a simple gloss black paint, so a bit of work stripping the old paint and rust and a quick paint job and this should look pretty good. Base has been drilled for a lamp cord. $110.00 (View Picture)

21916 WW2 U.S. NAVY 5 INCH PROJECTILE, SPECIAL COMMON MARK 46 MOD 2 USED IN 5"/38 GUNS - This is only the second time we have been able to offer one of these. The “special common” is a projectile intended for use against heavy targets such as cruisers and the like with much thicker armor than the “tin can” destroyers. The projectile body is very thick with a blunt nose for better penetration, and a hollow core fitted with a base fuze. For better ballistics, there is a thin sheet metal ballistic cap so that it resembles the more streamlined designs. The hollow cap was filled with dye marker (various colors) for assistance in spotting, as if the round missed the target the splash of the impact would be colored by the dye in the cap. There are several weakened spots on the cap (similar to the “knockouts” on electrical boxes) to ensure spreading of the dye on impact. The explosive charge (2.04 pounds of Composition D) was removed and the base plug removed, as shown in the photos, and it can be screwed back in for display, but the fuze hole will remain open. Loaded weight was 55.18 pounds. Exterior paint is in poor condition, but enough remains that you get an idea of where the markings were, so it can be properly repainted for display. (We have a couple so paint condition will vary somewhat from that in the photo, but none are much better or worse. ) A scarce WW2 era projectile used by destroyers, auxiliaries or even cruisers and battleships as their main or secondary armament. INERT- no explosive or flammable components in the case. $350.00 (View Picture)

21910 U.S. NAVY 3”/50 CARTRIDGE (76.2 x 585mmR) WITH MARK 33 HE PROJECTILE (INERT LOADED) - Case and the projectile are dated circa1953-54, but it was likely loaded in this configuration in the 1980s-90s. This is a complete fixed round of 3"/50 ammunition which was specially loaded (actually remanufactured) for testing of the process used to demilitarize ammunition. To do this they needed a round that was actual size and weight and had an inert material substituted for the powder and projectile charges and inert primers and fuzes. This used a standard steel case with the old load information removed and new stencil markings "3"/50 CARTRIDGE CASE/ DUMMY-INERT/ FOR WESTERN DEMIL TEST" on the case. The projectile is a Mark 33 Mod 1 with dummy nose fuze. It is painted gold, and stenciled "3"/50 MARK 33/ DUMMY-INERT/ FOR WESTERN DEMIL TEST." I am unable to locate any information at all on the 3 inch/50 Mark 33 projectile but assume it was probably a very limited production item that was discarded in favor of other designs, leaving some in inventory for use in tests like this. Overall condition is fine to excellent with some minor dings and scrapes. Could be very easily repainted/stenciled to combat appearance. Do not confuse this with the common loading machine drill rounds made of a combination of wood and metal, or all metal construction. This uses regular conventional components, just loaded without any explosive or flammable materials so that it would be safe for use during testing. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $295.00 (View Picture)

21902 U.S. NAVY 8"/55 CALIBER "CLEARING CHARGE" BRASS CASE- MINT! - This is basically a standard US. Navy 8”/55 rapid fire case (203 x 1280mmR) but only 29 inches long (about 740mm), made special in this length, not a Bubba cut down. When a round fails to seat fully upon being rammed into the gun chamber, thus preventing closure of the breech, or when the propelling charge fails to function, the projectile may be fired by extracting the full-sized case and loading a shorter clearing charge. Remember, with the semi-fixed ammunition the projectile is rammed into the barrel forcefully, either separately, or along with the powder charge in the brass cartridge case. If the gun has been fired several times, this could result in a “hot gun” situation where it is essential to get the projectile out of the barrel as soon as possible, preferably by clearing through the muzzle (firing it). But if the regular full length cartridge case will not fully chamber so the breech block can be closed, a “clearing charge” usually called a “short charge” (not to be confused with the “reduced charge”) will be inserted and the breech should close since the cartridge case is shorter than the full length case. This case is brand new, still in the original cardboard shipping box as shipped from the maker, although part of the box was trashed so you can see the case. Headstmap markings indicate manufacture date of May 1951, and designation as 8 inch cartridge case Mark 1 Mod 1. No primer ever installed. INERT- No flammable or explosive material. $575.00 (View Picture)

22407 WW2 GERMAN NAVY MECHANICAL TIME FUZE ZZS/60 n.A. - This type fuze was used with various projectiles for all WW2 German Navy guns from 127mm to 406mm (5 inch to 16 inch). This was made in January 1938 and bears the eagle/swastika/M inspection mark of the Kriegsmarine. Overall fine condition as shown in the photos. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $125.00 (View Picture)

22386 U.S. NAVY CAN FOR DISTRESS SIGNALS MARK 13 - What you see is what you get. “Signal Container, Mark 3 Mod 0. Rugged waterproof metal storage can for holding Navy Mark 13 day and night distress signals as part of life raft supplies. Can only, no signals. Used excellent. $10.00 (View Picture)

22361 CIVIL WAR 12 POUNDER BORMANN OR COMMON SHELL - Cast iron hollow shell about 4.5 inches diameter. Fuze hole is stepped, with the larger portion fitting a Bormann fuze, which had to be large for a circular powder train running around the outside. A hole was punched at the appropriate point for the desired time, and when fired, the powder train ignited there, and when it reached the end, it fired the main charge in the shell. These are sometimes called “common shell” or “Bormann shell” to distinguish them from the similar looking “Spherical case shot” which were basically the same thing, but with the addition of a number of iron or lead balls on the inside of the shell to multiply the number of fragments flung about at the time of explosion. This is a very nice non-dug example with good clean threads and while the surface is rusted, it is not badly pitted. Looks like an old cannon ball should. It was the “shells bursting in air” above enemy positions that took a deadly toll on men and horses during battle while the artillery dueled. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $249.00 (View Picture)

22360 CIVIL WAR 12 POUNDER SOLID SHOT - Cast Iron cannon ball about 4.6" in diameter as specified for use in 12 pounders, such as the famous Model 1857 bronze Napoleans which were one of the main artillery pieces used by both sides during the Civil War. Mellow old coat of dry rust and some pitting, but really looks like an old cannon ball should. This is believed to have come from Bannerman's Island Arsenal in the 1960s, which at one time held an immense amount of Civil War era artillery ammunition, much of it still loaded! As a solid round shot, not an explosive shell or spherical case shot, this is guaranteed inert and harmless. Unless you drop it on your foot or something in which case, we are not to blame! $175.00 (View Picture)

22359 U.S. 105MM STEEL CARTRIDGE CASE FOR M393A2 HEP-T - Used, good with some rust spots breaking through the zinch chromate type finish. Install your favorite 105mm projectile for a handsome display piece. $40.00 (View Picture)

19022 CIVIL WAR 3" ABSTERDAM PROJECTILE (TYPE 3) - An excellent design for the 3" Parrot Rifles and the 3" Ordnance Rifles adopted late in the Civil War and lasting through the end of the muzzle loading era (and perhaps with some of the early breechloading conversions?). Few of these actually reached the field during the War, but the are considered to be Civil War era anyway. These used a brass band around the base which would expand into the rifling, very similar to the Parrot Projectiles in appearance. This is the explosive shell version, with a brass fuze holder in the nose. Flash from the powder charge would reach up to the front of the projectile, igniting the powder train time fuze. This is the third type with brass rotating band, while the earlier types used lead bands. Unfired, with one spide pretty good where it was protected by paint, but the other side with light to moderate pitting and lots of rust and bits of concrete. The brass band in VG condition (with a slight ding as shown in the photos. This needs a good cleaning and some soaking with WD-40 to loosen the rust and cement and paint, and it will clean up pretty nicely with some patient scraping followed by a coat of wax or lacquer or black paint. The fuzes and bursting charge were removed long ago. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $225.00 (View Picture)

21908 U.S. NAVY FACTORY LOADED 3"/50 (76.2 x 585mmR) ARMOR PIERCING MARK 29 MOD 2 DUMMY INERT CARTRIDGE - The BRASS cartridge case is circa 1940s-50s and the projectile is dated 1942, but it was likely loaded in this configuration in the 1980s-90s. This is a complete fixed round of 3"/50 ammunition which was specially loaded (actually remanufactured) for testing of the process used to demilitarize ammunition. To do this they needed a round that was actual size and weight and had an inert material substituted for the powder and projectile charges and inert primers and fuzes. This used a standard brass case with the old load information removed and new stencil markings "3"/50 CARTRIDGE CASE/ DUMMY-INERT/ FOR WESTERN DEMIL TEST" on the case. The projectile is a Mark 29 Mod 2 Armor Piercing type. It is painted gold, and (almost illegibly) stenciled "3"/50 MARK 29/ DUMMY-INERT/ FOR WESTERN DEMIL TEST." Overall condition is fine to excellent with some minor dings and scrapes, although the brass case is heavily tarnished to a chocolate brown. Could be very easily repainted/stenciled to combat appearance. Do not confuse this with the common loading machine drill rounds made of a combination of wood and metal, or all metal construction. This uses regular conventional components, just loaded without any explosive or flammable materials so that it would be safe for use during testing. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $350.00 (View Picture)

20713 U.S. Navy 76mm 62 caliber Dummy Cartridge Mark 197 (C118) Non-rammable (76.2 x 636mmR) - The U.S. navy adopted the Italian designed 76mm/62 caliber OTO Melara Mark 75 rapid fire gun in 1971 and they have been used on the FFG-7 class frigates, hydrofoils and on some of the larger Coast Guard cutters. It has been one of the most popular naval weapons ever, being used by at least 51 navies around the world. Many different types of ammunition are provided for these guns with point detonating, variable time, radio frequency or infrared fuzing. The ammunition is issued as a fixed round with the projectile firmly crimped to the steel or brass cartridge case. In addition to the combat loads, there are training versions made, including two dummy types. This one is the “non-rammable” type used by crews to test of the ammunition handling system but not including actual ramming into the gun. A separate “rammable” dummy (Mark 207, C097) was made with a steel rod connecting the projectile to the base with shock pads to allow use in the ramming cycle without coming apart. This is the non-rammable dummy cartridge, which consists of a modified projectile body, a dummy nose plug, a steel cartridge case, an inert primer, and dummy propellant. The non-rammable dummy cartridges are used to exercise gun crews in loading and testing the gun's ammunition handling system, except for ramming. Overall fine condition. Cartridge case has been repainted with silver colored paint, and the projectile repainted with light blue, obviously a shipboard attempt to “pretty up” rounds that had been used a suffered scrapes and dings. This one has a shallow dent in the side of the case near the shoulder, and a few chips and scrapes in the paint. Dummy primer shows firing pin impact. Only one of these we have ever had. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $375.00 (View Picture)

18877 SCARCE U.S. 81mm MORTAR CARTRIDGE, TRAINING T32E1 - Later standardized as the M445, this was an attempt to provide a training round that would be a match for the newer streamline style shells adopted in the early 1950s. This was made so that the various parts could be replaced if damaged. The nose fuze looks like a regular fuze, but includes an attached weight to simulate that of an explosive filler. The tail assembly includes space for a smoke spotting charge the will go off on impact, and holes for the smoke to escape to mark the impact point. These are to be fired ONLY with “Charge zero” the ignition/propelling charge with no added increments. This retains the old style black paint job and most of the T32E1 markings. Seldom seen item for the obsessive 81mm Mortar collector. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. $195.00 (View Picture)

18869 U.S. 4.2" MORTAR IMPROVED LIGHTWEIGHT CARTRIDGE M329A1E1 - The first 4.2-inch mortar in U.S. service was introduced in 1928 as the M1, and later a strengthened version designated the M12 was adopted. Initially these were exclusively for chemical warfare use, but at the start of WW2 the Army added a high explosive shell to the inventory, which made the 4.2 inch mortar extremely useful in mountain or jungle terrain where wheeled artillery could not move easily. In 1951 the M30 version of the 4.2 inch mortar was adopted, and eventually these were mounted on halftracks and armored personnel carriers to provide mobile firepower with either HE, Illuminating, WP smoke or chemical rounds. In the last few years the 4.2 inch mortars were superceded by a new 120mm mortar. The stronger M30 mortar could achieve longer ranges than the earlier mortars using the M329 projectile with a boat tail shape and pre-engraved roatating band. The M329A1Ei was a further improvement with a nylon or plastic discarding obturator. This was standardized as the M329A2 and extended the max range to 7,400 yards (a 1,200 yard improvement over the M329A1). This example has been rendered “EOD INERT” with several extra holed drilled in it, and EOD INERT markings engraved on the body. About 90% of the original blue paint and white markings remain, and the obturator is intact. Fuze has been removed although part remains in place. Body is 1970 dated, so this is Vietnam era piece. The tube for the ignition cartridge and propelling charge is installed. INERT- no flammable or explosive contents. $225.00 (View Picture)

22311 U.S. WW2 2.36 INCH BAZOOKA PRACTICE ROCKET M7A1 - Has about 60% of the original black paint finish but no traces of the white markings on the pointed warhead. Fins are all there, properly aligned and in good shape. Head is firmly attached and properly aligned. This is the most typical WW2 2.36" bazooka rocket type with the pointed nose and long tail fins. Overall VG-fine condition. Hard to find these any more. INERT warhead, no propellant, totally inert not dangerous. $249.00 (View Picture)

22310 U.S. 120MM GUN BRASS CASE M109 FOR M58 GUN IN THE M103 HEAVY TANK - Very large and impressive brass case, about 35 inches long. These were used in the M58 gun of the M103 Heavy tank, derived from the T43. Designed for direct assault and support for medium tanks against Soviet armor, the tank’s huge size, small engine, weight, short range and poor reliability were problems. Adopted by the Army in 1957, but they were immediately deadlined for solution to many problems, and phased out of service in the 1960s. Some were used by the USMC. Case has three (large, medium and small) dents near the middle of the case (but one side of the case is dent free so you can display that side). This was separate loading ammunition, and came with a end plug, similar to the Navy 5 inch plugs, but not identical. We will include a Navy plug for display at no extra charge if you want one with this case. The case is very similar to that used with the 120mm Anti-aircraft gun, but interchangeable. Headstamp 120mm M109, Lot NOR- 1-2, 1964. Small crack about 2 inches long from one edge of the rim. While most U.S. Tank rounds are fairly common, this is a scarce one. Needs a good cleaning. $295.00 (View Picture)

22293 40MM BOFORS L/60 DUMMY CARTRIDGE - A good example of a WW2 style 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft round. This has been assembled using a steel case with the prime removed, and the case painted gold to simulate the appearance of a brass case. The projectile is a genuine WW2 style projectile without any explosive filler, and the guts of the fuze removed, but the cap remains. Projectile rotating band has a token demil torch cut, but display with that at the back and it still looks pretty impressive. Tip colors may vary (red//white, yellow/red, etc). Although a serious collector may want to spend more for a real brass case (instead of a steel one) and a projectile without the token demil spot, this is an inexpensive filler for a general WW2 collection. The 40mm Bofors was a ubiquitous weapons system used by nearly every nation on land or sea. One round as shown in the photo. $45.00 (View Picture)

22205 WW2 U.S. NAVY 40MM BOFORS AMMUNITION CLIP MARK 5 MADE IN 1945 - Several different Marks and Mods of clips were made for the 40mm Bofor L/60 guns during WW2, using different manufacturing processes. Of course the sophisticated collector, or truly sick puppies need one of each to compete their collection! Have several, all appear excellent plus, with 99% of the parkerized finish, but a couple have a fingerprint size spot of rust on the ends of a couple of the locking plungers. $15.00 (View Picture)

22108 2.75 INCH MARK 66 MOD 2 FOLDING FIN AERIAL ROCKETS ( FFAR ) “Hydra 70” (LESS WARHEAD) - Hydra 70 is the name associated with the family of 2.75-inch (70 millimeter) rockets adopted circa late 1980s to replace the Mark 40 series of rockets. The earlier types of Folding Fin Rockets used four rectangular blades which would spring out perpendicular to the motor when they cleared the pod. The Mark 66 uses three curved fins as shown in the photos. Hydra 70 refers to the Mark 66 rocket motor with any warhead/fuse combination. The MK 66 rocket motor was designed to provide a common 2.75-inch rocket for helicopters and high-performance aircraft. Compared to the MK 40 motor, it has a longer tube, an improved double base solid propellant, and a different nozzle and fin assembly. Increased velocity and spin provide improved trajectory stability for better accuracy. The launch signature and smoke trail were also significantly reduced. These are fired from M260 and M261 launcher pods (7 and 19 round capacity respectively). Although the rocket motor only burns for a bit over 1 second, it gives a velocity of 2425 feet per second, with a max range of over 10,000 meters. (Lots more cool info on these at http://incolor.inetnebr.com/iceman/pilot83.htm) This is the INERT motor body and fin assembly, without any warhead. (Most any 2.75” warhead will fit for display, or turn one out of a piece of wood and paint it up. Overall length (with warhead screwed into the motor) is about 55 inches, or about 42 inches without). Have several and markings may vary from those shown, but all are in similar condition, with most of the white paint and some assorted scraped and scratches from careless handling. Photo shows the worst of the lot, so yours should be better. INERT, no propellant, explosive or flammable components. $125.00 (View Picture)

22087 40MM BOFORS STEEL CASE- SHORT - Full length cases (311mm long) were cut down to shorter lengths for use in single shot saluting guns. Cases are dirty and had been reused. Cheap- fine for that oddball art project you have been thinking about. Have several. $5.00 (View Picture)

22084 U.S. NAVY 40MM BOFORS (40 X 311MMR) STEEL CASE - Once fired steel case with pretty good silvery anti-rust finish, and good headstamp markings. Case is 40mm Mark 3, made in the 1950s. Many of these were used in Vietnam aboard amphibious ships. Overall good condition, but the primer has been removed and the hole fiddled with, so cheap at $12.00 (View Picture)

21931 U.S. WW2 57MM ANTI-TANK GUN DRILL CARTRIDGE M22 (OR BRITISH 6 POUNDER 7 CWT) - This is the 57 x 441mm Rimmed cartridge for the U.S. 57mm anti-tank gun, M1, and also used by the British under the designation “Ordnance Quick Firing 6 pounder, 7 cwt.” This was a British design finalized in 1941 to replace their puny 2 pounder anti-tank guns. The U.S. adopted the design in order to begin production as “Lend Lease” material, but after disappointing results with the U.S. puny 37mm Anti-Tank Gun, M3 in North Africa, decided it would be good to divert most of the U.S. made guns to U.S. service. Some 15,637 of the guns were made in the U.S 1941-1945 with only about 4,200 going to the British. These 57mm/6 pounder guns were effective against the PzKpfw IV and similar tanks, but seldom penetrated the Panther or Tiger series armor. This drill cartridge has the projectile solidly held in place with heavy crimps and a steel rod threaded to the base of the projectile and secured at the primer end. Although visually nearly identical to the combat round, these were made for use in training gun crews proper (and rapid) ammunition handling and loading of the gun. Photo shows one round that we opened, but we have several, mostly in sealed fiber shipping tubes, and all should be similar in markings and condition. The steel case has a 1943 date and M23AB1 designation for the case ink stamped on the case. Crisp markings on the rotating band, and stenciled markings on the black painted projectile. Mint unissued, complete with the original fiber shipping tube. Shipping tube may be dirty and weathered. Impressive looking round for display with other efforts to stop tanks, such as bazooka rounds, rifle grenades, mines, etc. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $225.00 (View Picture)

21930 U.S. WW2 2.36 INCH BAZOOKA PRACTICE ROCKET M7A1 - Has about 60% of the original black paint finish with traces of the white markings on the pointed warhead. Fins are all there, but slightly bent from careless handling. Head is slightly wiggly on the body, but fine for display. This is the most typical WW2 2.36" bazooka rocket type with the pointed nose and long tail fins. Overall G-VG condition. Hard to find these any more. INERT warhead, no propellant, totally inert not dangerous. $135.00 (View Picture)

21921 -SCARCE WW1 ERA U.S. 3 INCH STOKES MORTAR PROJECTILE (81mm) (RELIC) - The 3 inch Stokes mortar was well known and widely used by the men of the A.E.F. during WW1. Originally developed and manufactured by British companies, production of Stokes mortar shells was contracted out to American firm. The Stokes (and other mortars) enabled trench bound forces to directly attack enemy positions or advancing enemy infantry during an attack. The high explosive shell was composed of three components: a screwed on dome containing a modified hand grenade fuse, the 11 inch body which typically contained 2.75 pounds of nitrostartch explosive, and a propellant cartridge container attached to the base of the mortar and used to launch the shell. The body was made from 3 inch pipe, hence the nominal “3 inch Stokes Mortar” designation, but the end plates at the top and bottom were actually 81mm in diameter machined to closely fit the bore, while allowing use of less critical pipe for the main part of the body. The domed fuse has two holes drilled into it for attaching a safety pin used to prevent premature detonation while handling the shell. To fire the Stokes, the safety pin was removed to both arm the shell and allow it to fit inside its launcher. Then, the entire shell was dropped down the launch tube, at the bottom of which a firing pin struck a primer on the propellant cartridge, which was basically a common shotgun shell casing. This action ignited the propellant charge and launched the shell. Once launched, the shell detonated after a predetermined amount of time dependant upon the time of the fuse. Stokes mortars had a maximum effective range of 1,200 yards. This example is in rusty relic condition, but very few people have ever seen a Stokes mortar round in any condition. The propelling tube is intact with the fired Winchester marked shotshell in place. The iron or steel parts are all heavily rusted and pitted. They could be sandblasted and smoothed up with some Bondo and a fresh paint job. Or, you could try rust removal and stabilization with a simple electrolysis rig instead of sandblasting. No fuze and no domed cover for the fuze (and not one of the three other Stokes projectiles I have ever seen had them either!) The Stokes mortars and projectiles were replaced in U.S. service when the improved Stokes-Brandt or Brandt type mortars (essentially the U.S. 81mm Mortar M1) were adopted prior to WW2. $149.00 (View Picture)

21920 SCARCE WW1 ERA U.S. 3 INCH STOKES MORTAR PROJECTILE (81mm) (RELIC) - The 3 inch Stokes mortar was well known and widely used by the men of the A.E.F. during WW1. Originally developed and manufactured by British companies, production of Stokes mortar shells was contracted out to American firm. The Stokes (and other mortars) enabled trench bound forces to directly attack enemy positions or advancing enemy infantry during an attack. The high explosive shell was composed of three components: a screwed on dome containing a modified hand grenade fuse, the 11 inch body which typically contained 2.75 pounds of nitrostartch explosive, and a propellant cartridge container attached to the base of the mortar and used to launch the shell. The body was made from 3 inch pipe, hence the nominal “3 inch Stokes Mortar” designation, but the end plates at the top and bottom were actually 81mm in diameter machined to closely fit the bore, while allowing use of less critical pipe for the main part of the body. The domed fuse has two holes drilled into it for attaching a safety pin used to prevent premature detonation while handling the shell. To fire the Stokes, the safety pin was removed to both arm the shell and allow it to fit inside its launcher. Then, the entire shell was dropped down the launch tube, at the bottom of which a firing pin struck a primer on the propellant cartridge, which was basically a common shotgun shell casing. This action ignited the propellant charge and launched the shell. Once launched, the shell detonated after a predetermined amount of time dependant upon the time of the fuse. Stokes mortars had a maximum effective range of 1,200 yards. This example is in rusty relic condition, but very few people have ever seen a Stokes mortar round in any condition. The propelling tube is intact with the fired Winchester marked shotshell in place. The iron or steel parts are all heavily rusted and pitted. They could be sandblasted and smoothed up with some Bondo and a fresh paint job. Or, you could try rust removal and stabilization with a simple electrolysis rig instead of sandblasting. No fuze and no domed cover for the fuze (and not one of the three other Stokes projectiles I have ever seen had them either!) The Stokes mortars and projectiles were replaced in U.S. service when the improved Stokes-Brandt or Brandt type mortars (essentially the U.S. 81mm Mortar M1) were adopted prior to WW2. $149.00 (View Picture)

21818 VIETNAM ERA CLUSTER BOMB BDU 28/B - The BDU-28B is the Dummy Fragmentation Bomb variant of BLU-3/B high explosive version. These were dispensed from the Cluster Bomb Unit CBU-9/A or the SUU-7A/A (which held an amazing 406 of these!). This has the bright reddish-orange body for tracking purpose after dropping during training. Typical cluster bomb with stainless steel cap and some sort of coating on the fins. The stainless flat end is a spring loaded fuze section. Prior to launching, the fuze is pressed tight against the body and the fins folded over, restraining the fuze and the fins are wrapped by a retaining strap and “spoon” type latch. The restraining band and latch are missing as has been the case with nearly every one of these we have ever encountered. The spring loaded folding fins retard rate of descent and cause greater dispersion to ensure larger target area is covered. Fins have some areas of corrosion, but overall VG-Fine condition. Marked "DUMMY BOMB, BDU 28/B Lot LOP-1-3 and 11-66 date. INERT $45.00 (View Picture)

21814 SOLID NOSE PLUG FOR MARK 80 SERIES GENERAL PURPOSE BOMBS - I think this is the MXU-735, but it may be something similar. The MXU-735 solid nose plug is designed to provide better penetration of hard targets, without the likelihood of nose plug shearing during oblique impact. This is a heavy steel casting machined to thread into the nose well of the bomb. Weight about 6 pounds. Largest diameter is 4 5/8” and about 3 ½” high. Threads are about 3 ½” diameter. No moving parts or any explosive components. Civilian uses are endless. Handy to have around as a paperwight; or as flotation device if your neighbor’s cat wants to swim. New old stock but rusty from outdoor storage. $20.00 (View Picture)

21799 DUMMY WARHEAD FOR FRENCH SS-11 OR US AGM-22 ANTI TANK MISSILE - Impressive looking bullet shaped item, that may be a dummy warhead used for training purposes, or more likely a shipping container for the warhead. Outside measurements about 6 7/8” diameter by 17 inches high, made of thin (but strong) fiberglass material, with marks and labels as shown in the photos. The French made SS-11 wire-guided anti-tank missile was introduced in 1956, and saw widespread use by many western nations. It was adopted by the U.S. in 1961 as the AGM-22A fired from Hueys, and used in Vietnam. The Israelis used them to kick Arab butts in 1967, and the Brits used them in the Falklands in 1982. Some were used by Swedes on patrol boats, and some were adapted for infantry use. The label indicates this was for the SS-11 AC version which was a shaped charge warhead for anti-armor use. It also indicates a weight of 8.7 KG so this was probably a shipping container for the warhead. In any case, it is cool looking, lightweight and cheap. It would make a good hiding place for a bottle of your best booze, or something too. $30.00 (View Picture)

21747 SIGNAL, GROUND WHITE PARACHUTE M17A1 - Dated July, 1944. These were used for signaling from one ground unit to another or to supporting aircraft, etc. These can be fired from any of the standard grenade launchers, and the grenade launching cartridge ignites a propelling charge in the rear tube of the signal which acts as a rocket to gain a height of about 600 feet. At 5.5 seconds after launching, the parachute star will eject and burn for 20-30 seconds. Colored signals were more for signaling, but they did provide some illumination. The white signals were mainly to illuminate the battlefield, a difficult problem in the days before night vision devices. We have several and opened one of the sealed shipping tubes to inspect the contents for the photos. Signals are in great condition, but the paper labels have been partially chewed by little beasties who thought the glue was delicious. Great for display with any rifle grenade launcher. This is a live signal and needs to handled accordingly, but there are no explosive components, just pyrotechnic materials. Price per signal in sealed container. $75.00 (View Picture)

21677 U.S. WW2 STYLE 60MM HE M49A3 MORTAR ROUND- 1973 VINTAGE - This is nearly identical to the WW2 version except for the manufacturing dates on the body and the newer style fuze. Markings as shown in the photos with 1973 date on the body and 1966 on the fuze. Fuze M525 is complete (except for any powder or explosive material). The body has been poorly stored and has moderate to heavy rust, but this can be cleaned off with sandblasting or even hand work with scrapers, files and wire brushes then repainted OD. The fins are in excellent shape, not all rusty or dented like so many. This is an excellent display example for any WW2 or Vietnam era display, or with one of the deactivated mortars that have been sold. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $185.00 (View Picture)

21676 U.S. WW2 STYLE 60MM HE M49A3 MORTAR ROUND- 1973 VINTAGE - This is nearly identical to the WW2 version except for the manufacturing dates on the body and the newer style fuze. Markings as shown in the photos with 1973 date on the body and 1973 on the fuze. Fuze M525 is complete (except for any powder or explosive material). The body has been poorly stored and has moderate to heavy rust, but this can be cleaned off with sandblasting or even hand work with scrapers, files and wire brushes then repainted OD. The fins are in excellent shape, not all rusty or dented like so many. This is an excellent display example for any WW2 or Vietnam era display, or with one of the deactivated mortars that have been sold. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $185.00 (View Picture)

21637 WW2 “SIGNAL, GROUND, RED STAR CLUSTER M52A1” (RIFLE GRENADE FLARE) - Dated December 1944, overall excellent, live signal. No shipping tube. This is just one of many different color and burst types made. These were fired from the grenade launcher on the rifles or even the M1 carbines and would reach a height of about 600 feet. Great for display with your grenade launcher. $75.00 (View Picture)

21638 U.S. NAVY FUZE CAP FOR PROJECTILES (LATE STEEL TYPE) - This is the late WW2 and post –war style made of stamped steel instead of cast brass, to conserve critical materials. Navy 5” and larger projectiles were issued with the fuzes installed. (The Army usually had lifting plugs in 155mm and larger projectiles to make them easier to handle, and then fuzes of the desired type were installed prior to firing.) Navy projectiles were moved about the ship by hand, then downloaded into the magazines using projectile hoists and stacked in racks, and then subject to shifting around a bit as the ship rolled and pitched at sea, so it was good to protect the fuze from damage in all this. The top of the projectile body had threads cut into it, and these were for a fuze protector, such as this one. Several types were made, with the brass version most common for WW2 and earlier, but later a simple stamped steel type was adopted. The caps were removed before the projectiles were sent up to the gun mount, and later turned in for salvage, or thrown overboard. I have only seen a few of these loose and was fortunate enough to find a couple more. Used on all the 5", 6", 8" and 16" U.S. Navy gun projectiles, and perhaps others as well. Typical example shown- type of finish may vary but all in excellent condition. One steel fuze protector nose cap, used excellent. $40.00 (View Picture)

21631 U.S. NAVY BRASS NOSE CAP (FUZE PROTECTOR) FOR 5", 6", 8" AND 16" PROJECTILES - Navy 5” and larger projectiles were issued with the fuzes installed. (The Army usually had lifting plugs in 155mm and larger projectiles to make them easier to handle, and then fuzes of the desired type were installed prior to firing.) Navy projectiles were moved about the ship by hand, then downloaded into the magazines using projectile hoists and stacked in racks, and then subject to shifting around a bit as the ship rolled and pitched at sea, so it was good to protect the fuze from damage in all this. The top of the projectile body had threads cut into it, and these were for a fuze protector, such as this one. Several types were made, with the brass version most common for WW2 and earlier, but later a simple stamped steel type was adopted. The caps were removed before the projectiles were sent up to the gun mount, and later turned in for salvage, or thrown overboard. I have only seen a few of these loose and was fortunate enough to find a couple more. Used on all the 5", 6", 8" and 16" U.S. Navy gun projectiles, and perhaps others as well. Typical example shown of the several we have in stock. One brass fuze protector nose cap, used excellent. $49.00 (View Picture)

21613 WW2 “SIGNAL, GROUND, AMBER STAR CLUSTER M22A1” (RIFLE GRENADE FLARE) - Identified on the yellow painted end cap by “AS” for Amber Stars, this ejects a cluster of five smaller individual free falling pyrotechnic stars. Dated March 1945, overall excellent, live signal. This is just one of many different color and burst types made. These were fired from the grenade launcher on the rifles or even the M1 carbines and would reach a height of about 600 feet. Great for display with your grenade launcher. The signal comes in the original sealed fiber shipping container. The container has some rust on one of the metal end caps, and label is a bit ratty looking, but as you can see the signal is in excellent condition. (Obviously we opened one up to take the photos, but you will get a sealed one.) This is a LIVE pyrotechnic signaling device, not an explosive, but it still needs to be stored appropriately away from heat, etc. Price for one sealed, unissued Amber Star signal $75.00 (View Picture)

21602 LOT OF TWO DIFFERENT TYPE WW2 GREEN RIFLE GRENADE SIGNALS - One is the “Signal, Ground, green star, parachute, M19A1” and the other is the “Signal, ground, green star cluster, M20A1.” The former, identified on the end cap by “GP” for Green Parachute, has a single green pyrotechnic star that descends slowly under a parachute. The latter, identified on the end cap by “GS” for Green Stars, ejects a cluster of five smaller individual free falling pyrotechnic stars. Both are dated 1944, and are in excellent plus condition. These are live pyrotechnic signals, and come without the fiber shipping containers. These were fired from the rifle grenade launcher on the rifles or M1 Carbines. Special package price for one of each, total two signals $125.00 (View Picture)

21567 RIFLE GRENADE FLARE “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A1”- MINT! - Dated 1955, these are identical to those issued during WW2 except for the dates on the signal and shipping tube. These were also used in Vietnam with the M14 and the M76 grenade launcher as well, but the 7.62mm Grenade Launching Cartridges, M64 were issued separately. This is a mint unissued signal in the original sealed fiber shipping container. We opened one up so you can see the superb condition. These are used for signaling (e.g.- friendly forces location, time to attack, direction of enemy, etc). These are fired from a rifle grenade launcher to about 600 foot altitude. Then it ejects a single parachute-suspended star which will fall at a slow rate, providing illumination at night, as well as day or night signaling. Great addition to a display of Garand or Carbine grenade launchers or Vietnam era gear. These were used from WW2 until at least Vietnam era. This is a LIVE pyrotechnic signaling device, not an explosive, but it still needs to be stored appropriately away from heat, etc. Price for one mint unissued signal $45.00 (View Picture)

21565 RIFLE GRENADE FLARE “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A1”- MINT! (LOT OF NINE) - Dated 1955, these are identical to those issued during WW2 except for the dates on the signal and shipping tube. These were also used in Vietnam with the M14 and the M76 grenade launcher as well, but the 7.62mm Grenade Launching Cartridges, M64 were issued separately. This is a mint unissued signal in the original sealed fiber shipping container. We opened one up so you can see the superb condition. These are used for signaling (e.g.- friendly forces location, time to attack, direction of enemy, etc). These are fired from a rifle grenade launcher to about 600 foot altitude. Then it ejects a single parachute-suspended star which will fall at a slow rate, providing illumination at night, as well as day or night signaling. Great addition to a display of Garand or Carbine grenade launchers or Vietnam era gear. These were used from WW2 until at least Vietnam era. This is a LIVE pyrotechnic signaling device, not an explosive, but it still needs to be stored appropriately away from heat, etc. Price for a lot of NINE signals $325.00 (View Picture)

21561 RARE- FULL SEALED CRATE OF 30 RIFLE GRENADE FLARES “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A1” - Dated 1955, these are identical to those issued during WW2 except for the dates on the signals, shipping tubes and the crate. These were also used in Vietnam with the M14 and the M76 grenade launcher as well, but the 7.62mm Grenade Launching Cartridges, M64 were issued separately. This crate is in like new condition and comes with two cans of M3 Grenade Launching cartridges for the M1 Garand. This is a chance of a lifetime for the Collector to have an original full sealed crate full, never issued. Or be a barbarian and open it up and fire them off on New Years or 4th of July, or for reenactments. Or sell them off individually and make a few bucks. Photo shows a crate we opened for inspection, but yours will still have the steel strapping and intact ordnance department security seal. Price for on original crate with 30 signals and two mini-spam cans of launching cartridges. Shipping weight about 50 poounds. $750.00 (View Picture)

21509 SCARCE WW2 U.S. NAVY 37MM SIGNAL CARTRIDGES, TWO-STAR, (WITH TRACER), MARK IV (SEALED BOX OF 10) - Used for identification by aircraft or signaling, and usually fired from the AN-M8 Pyrotechnic (flare) pistol. This signal is similar in appearance and functioning to the Signals, Aircraft, AN-M53 to AN-M58 series. The color of the stars is indicated on the cartridge case by two wide bands near the paper end of the case ; a narrow band indicates the color of the tracer. The names of the colors of the stars and the tracer are printed on the paper closing wad. Information for identifying the signal cartridge is printed on the cartridge case. After the primer is hit by the firing pin, igniting the propelling charge, the inner container is propelled from the barrel of the projector, and the tracer is ignited by the propelling charge. The tracer becomes visible after traveling about 20 feet, and burns for about four seconds, then ignites the bursting charge and the two stars within the inner container. In effect, upon leaving the barrel of the projector, the tracer appears as a single star and rises to a height of about 250 feet when fired from the ground ; at this point, the star separates into two stars, which fall separately. The tracer and stars can be seen about five miles at night, and about two or three miles in daylight. These were made in six different variations: (1) Red-red with red tracer; (2) Green-green with red tracer; (3) Red-red with green tracer; (4) Red-yellow with yellow tracer; (5) Red-green with red tracer; and (6) Red-green with green tracer. All of these are pretty scarce, and I was totally unfamiliar with them until we recently found an old stash of them. This is the green tracer with red and green stars, made in April 1944 by International Flare and Signal Division of Kilgore. (Sorry, no other color variations available.) Perfect condition, fresh from a sealed box, live, ready to signal your distress. We have a sealed box of ten rounds for $250.00 (View Picture)

21032 U.S. BOMB FUZE- M904E2 (VIETNAM ERA) FOR MARK 80 SERIES BOMBS- MINT! - The M904 series fuze is a mechanical impact nose fuze used in the Mk 80 series low-drag general-purpose (LDGP) bombs. The M904 fuze is installed in the nose fuze well of the bomb along with an adapter booster charge. The fuze is detonator-safe, and it contains two observation windows through which you can determine the safe/arm condition of the fuze. There is no special locking feature designed into the fuze for shear safety if the bomb is accidentally dropped. However, detonation is unlikely if the collar (forward end of the fuze) is sheared off by an accidental drop before arming is complete. The fuze may be configured for a number of preselected arming and functioning delays needed by a mission. There are nine arming delays from 2 to 18 seconds in 2-second increments, and any combination of six functioning delays from instantaneous to 250 milliseconds (0.250 seconds) may be selected. An internal governor, driven by the permanently mounted arming vane, allows relatively constant arming times at release speeds ranging from 170 to over 525 knots. Functioning times can be varied by use of any of six M9 delay elements in the hole in the side of the lower portion of the fuze. This fuze is abut mint unissued with storage and warning tags in place, ready for installation on your Mark 80 series bomb. Have several and all seem to be dated 1967-70 period. INERT- No explosive or flammable components. $65.00 (View Picture)

19924 U.S. VIETNAM ERA 60MM HE M49A3 MORTAR ROUND - This is identical to the WW2 version except for the 5-73 manufacturing date on the body. Body is rusty with most of the original paint, but would look a lot better if refinished. Markings as shown in the photos with 1973 date on the body. Fuze is the M52B1 type with the Bakelite or plastic body, and has some assorted dings and scars but does have the safety wire. Fired ignition cartridge in the tail. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $150.00 (View Picture)

18835 U.S. 90MM GUN (90 x 600mmR) BRASS CARTRIDGE CASE- 1953 dated- SUPER NICE! - This is a really super condition brass case, M19, Lot number FA 4-4 1953 that has been arsenal downloaded and deprimed. The 90mm cannons M36 and M41 were mounted in the M46, M47 and M48-M48A3 series tanks and the M54 cannon on the nifty M56 “Scorpion” anti-tank vehicle. These guns all used the same 90mm ammo. Marry this case up with a nice 90mm projectile of your favorite type (or whatever you are lucky enough to find…) and it will be a great display piece. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $175.00 (View Picture)

21458 U.S. Air Force Cluster Bomb Fuze, Dummy, FMU-56B(D-1)/B (INERT) - U.S. Air Force Cluster Bomb Fuze, Dummy, FMU-56B(D-1)/B (INERT) This is an Airburst Fuze; used in SUU-30/B-based Cluster Bomb Units. These are pretty sophisticated devices, with various control dials on the side for setting desired performance characteristics. This is a dummy version (made without any explosive stuff). Overall VG condition. These are used on various cluster bombs, starting around the Vietnam War era I believe, but not 100% sure. What you see is what you get. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $125.00 (View Picture)

21239 ARMING WIRE, M19 WITH 3 CLIPS (FOR AIRCRAFT BOMBS) - Mint unissued in the original wrap. One end of the arming wire was attached to the aircraft bomb rack and the other end passed through the bomb fuze to hold the arming propeller in place. As the bomb was dropped, the wire pulled out of the fuze, allowing the propeller to turn and start the arming sequence. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $10.00 (View Picture)

21165 -CHARGER, GUN, .50 CALIBER, PNEUMATIC - Not sure of the exact designation on these (but very similar to the Type H-50A, Part number 870246 made by Walter Kidde company) but no marking found. Used to cycle the .50 caliber Browning machine guns in aircraft in flight. Perfect for restoring that old WW2 fighter you have in the back barn…. $55.00 (View Picture)

21157 CHARGER, GUN, .50 CALIBER, PNEUMATIC TYPE H-50A - Part number 870246 made by Walter Kidde company. Used to cycle the .50 caliber Browning machine guns in aircraft in flight. Perfect for restoring that old WW2 fighter you have in the back barn…. $65.00 (View Picture)

21138 USAF BOMB FUZE FMU-112/(D-1)B (TRAINER VERSION) - The FMU-112/B fuze was developed by the Air Force as an electronic impact or short delay fuze designed to fit the standard 3-inch fuze well on guided or unguided series bombs such as the M117 or MK-80. These were often preferred for use on bombs using retarders or low-level laser guidance kits. This was procured specifically as a training example with an INERT booster with no flammable or explosive components. About mint unissued condition with just some storage soiling. $195.00 (View Picture)

21045 U.S. 40mm/L70 BOFORS HEI-PD PROJECTILE BODY (No fuze) - Mint, unissued, never loaded, with yellow body and red band, stenciled: 40MM/L70, HEI PD M811 and lot number TRE84G100-004. These were intended for use with the aborted “Sergeant York” 40mm gun system of the late 1970s which failed to live up to its promises for use against either air or surface targets. The correct fuze for this projectile was the M761 Point Detonating Fuze. I have seen a few dummy fuzes made for these, but do not know the source. INERT- No explosive or flammable components. $15.00 (View Picture)

20964 U.S. 90MM AP-T PROJECTILE M318A1- (FIRED- NO ROTATING BAND) - This was the standard armor defeating projectile for the M48 series of tanks until the M48A5 was upgunned to 105mm. The projectile is hardened steel, and originally had a pointed windshield to achieve maximum velocity, and minimize deflection upon initial impact. This is a fired example that lost both the rotating band and the aluminum windshield on impact. Overall rusty condition. Good for the EOD guys who need objects for burial, instead of messing up a nice collectible condition example. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $75.00 (View Picture)

20963 U.S. 90MM AP-T PROJECTILE M318A1- (FIRED) - This was the standard armor defeating projectile for the M48 series of tanks until the M48A5 was upgunned to 105mm. The projectile is hardened steel, and originally had a pointed windshield to achieve maximum velocity, and minimize deflection upon initial impact. This is a fired example that shows the rifling marks on the rotating band and has shed the aluminum windshield. Overall rusty condition. Good for the EOD guys who need objects for burial, instead of messing up a nice collectible condition example. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $95.00 (View Picture)

21141 U.S. 155mm GB or VX NERVE AGENT PROJECTILE M121A1 (INERT- SIMULANT FILLED) - The M121A1 155mm projectile started as a forged hollow steel shell (155mm projectile M101). About 6.5 pounds of GB or VX nerve gas agent was added and sealed inside by pressing the burster well into the body. The M37 tetrytol burster was then installed into the burster well. Then the fuze adapter was screwed in and staked to the body, and the lower interior threads of the fuze adapter were coated with sealing compound or cement, and the fuze well cup was screwed down into the fuze adapter. The lifting plug was then screwed into the fuze adapter for storage and shipment, and a fuze would be installed in the field prior to firing. This is a round that was loaded with a “stimulant” instead of actual GB or VX nerve gas agent, and no explosive burster charge, specifically for testing of the demilitarization process used as the U.S. began destruction of all chemical warfare material. This round has had the nose section cut (probably using a lathe type device inside a vacuum chamber in case there were any leaks) so the burster charge could be removed. For display purposes it would be very easy to replace the loose nose section with a bit of epoxy, using a couple of thin spacers to get the ogive contour correct. Weight is about 95 pounds, so don’t list by the lifting rang after you do this! Later stages of the demil process involved making holes in the side of the projectile body to drain the contents- and most of the examples we found had the holes made by drilling, punching or torch cutting, making them less suitable for display. Have a few of these rounds and photo shows typical example and condition. INERT- no flammable, explosive or chemical warfare agent components present. $225.00 (View Picture)

20862 U.S. 75mm Gun (75 x 350mm Rimmed) Brass Cartridge Case - Headstamped 75mm GUN (prior to adoption of the M18 designation marking), lot number and maker initials E.M.C. but no date that we noted. Primer is intact, but date hard to read. We think this is very early- 1940-41 maybe 1942. Extremely nice case with only one very small dents and a mellow light patina. This is type used in the 75mm field guns and also the main guns of U.S. medium tanks (Grant, Lee and Sherman) before the Shermans were upgraded to the more powerful 76mm gun. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $125.00 (View Picture)

20967 U.S. ARTILLERY FUZE, DEMILLED - The Point-Detonating Fuze (PDF) M557 was standardized in 1967 and is one of the most widely used of all Western-bloc fuzes, as it is used with ammunition fired from guns and howitzers of virtually all standard calibers as well as with 4.2 in mortars. It is also manufactured in several allied countries, and is a NATO standard fuze. The M557 PDF can be set as either a Super-Quick (SQ) or 0.05 second delay impact fuze. The function is selected by turning a setting screw on the side of the fuze. This fuze is a DEMIL one that went thru the furnace to remove the energetic materials, and then stored outside for a long time. We have several and most seem to be early 1970s dates. Condition is presently fair to good, and all need to be cleaned up and probably will look best if wire brushed and then repainted in silver-gray color for display. INERT- No explosive or flammable components. $20.00 (View Picture)

20950 U.S. 105MM GUN CARTRIDGE CASE M150B1 (105 x 617mmR) - MINT, NEVER LOADED - Fresh from the original shipping carton, new, never loaded or even had a primer installed. The M150B1 was used with the 105mm Smoke, WP-T M416; the 105mm HEP-T M393A1 and M393A2; and the 105mm APERS-T M494 Flechette rounds. I think this would work okay for display purposes with most 105mm projectiles, but the cannelure around the neck may need to be ironed out somewhat to seat some. Most 105mm cases found today are fired cases with scrapes and dings and rust, but these are brand new. Heastamp is: 105MM M150B1, LOT NOR 4-13, 1970. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $85.00 (View Picture)

20839 RUSSIAN 122MM BRASS SHELL CASING (122 X 780MMR) FOR “CORPS ARTILLERY” - This is for the Russian “Corps Artillery” 122mm Field Gun model 1931/1937, also called the A-19. These were made in huge numbers during WW2 and lingered in commie bloc service well into the Vietnam era and probably still in service in the middle east and Africa today. These were used at the Corps level either exclusively with 122mm guns, or a mix of 122mm and 152mm guns or 107mm guns. We see very few Russian cases. Primer has been removed. Headstamp markings as shown in the photos. Exterior of the case is pretty nice, but inside has some ugly green corrosion. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $275.00 (View Picture)

20836 U.S. NAVY WW2 40MM BOFORS (40 X 311MMR) STEEL CASE - Once fired steel case with the brass colored protective coating and stencil markings in pretty good shape with good headstamp markings. Case is 40mm Mark 3, made in July 1945. These were the most widely used anti-aircraft gun during WW2 and many of these were used in Vietnam aboard amphibious ships. Overall good condition.INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $20.00 (View Picture)

20833 U.S. NAVY 5"/38 FUSE PROTECTOR CAP - Not sue the exact Mark and Mod on this, but these are probably post-WW2, and were used well into the 1970s and later. Excellent plus with most of the OD paint. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $40.00 (View Picture)

20827 U.S. Air Force Cluster Bomb Fuze, Dummy, FMU-56B(D-1)/B (INERT) - This is an Airburst Fuze; used in SUU-30/B-based Cluster Bomb Units. These are pretty sophisticated devices, with various control dials on the side for setting desired performance characteristics. This is a dummy version (made without any explosive stuff) and these were “demilitarized” before being sold as surplus, so the plastic dome cover and inner aluminum shell are smashed up as shown in the photo. You could use some Bondo to buildup the missing sections for display purposes. The magic guts are probably totally trashed as a result of the DEMIL process, but they look good anyway. These are used on various cluster bombs, starting around the Vietnam War era I believe, but not 100% sure. What you see is what you get, although we have several of these so exact appearance will vary slightly. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $35.00 (View Picture)

20613 Chinese 75 x 185mm R Brass cartridge case for the Japanese Type 41 Mountain Gun - The Type 41 Mountain Gun was a license-built copy of the Krupp M.08 mountain gun. Originally it was the standard Japanese pack artillery weapon. After it was superseded by the Type 94 75 mm mountain gun (circa 1935), it was then used as an infantry "regimental" gun, deployed 4 to each infantry regiment. The Type 41 guns were in service from 1908 to 1945. At the conclusion of WW2 the Chinese Army ended up with many of these guns, and began producing ammunition for them, and most likely were among the weapons used against us in the Korean War. This is an excellent brass case with good markings, probably a remarked Japanese made case. Headstamp includes D51, 1951-1. Jap Type 90, 94 or 97 HE rounds weighed from 9 to 12 pounds, but I am not sure exactly what the Chinese used. No explosive or flammable components, totally INERT. $125.00 (View Picture)

20062 U.S. RIFLE GRENADE “SIGNAL, GROUND, AMBER STAR, PARACHUTE M21A1” (OPEN) - Dated November 1944. These were used for signaling from one ground unit to another or to supporting aircraft, etc. These can be fired from any of the standard grenade launchers, and the grenade launching cartridge ignites a propelling charge in the rear tube of the signal which acts as a rocket to gain a height of about 600 feet. At 5.5 seconds after launching, the parachute star will eject and burn for 20-30 seconds. Colored signals were more for signaling, but they did provide some illumination. The white signals were mainly to illuminate the battlefield, a difficult problem in the days before night vision devices. We have several, but these are being sold individually. These are from opened containers where the original labels have been lost. Contents are in condition shown in the photo. Great for display with any rifle grenade launcher. This is a live signal and needs to handled accordingly, but there are no explosive components, just pyrotechnic materials. Price per open tube with amber star signal. $45.00 (View Picture)

20570 WW2 U.S. Army 40mm Bofors (40 x 311mmR) Dummy cartridge with HE type projectile - Typical WW2 Bofors loading, but made as an inert dummy for use in training and maintenance. The brass case is the M25 designation used by the Army. Projectile has 90%+ of the original blue paint. These use a steel rod in lieu of a primer, which is threaded into the projectile to ensure it stays in place. Three holes in the case to visually identify it as a dummy round. Case is tarnished and may have a few minor dents or dings, but overall is near excellent condition. Have several and headstamps will vary slightly from the photo with some 1943 dates and some 1944 dates. The 40mm Bofors was widely used by virtually every combatant in WW2, and in U.S. service they were the main anti-aircraft gun for close in defense, and also were used on wheeled mounts, or later on the tracked M42 “Duster” by the Army. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $125.00 (View Picture)

20068 VIETNAM ERA U.S. RIFLE GRENADE “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN STAR, PARACHUTE M19A2” (OPEN) - Dated July 1969. These were used for signaling from one ground unit to another or to supporting aircraft, etc. These can be fired from any of the standard grenade launchers, and the grenade launching cartridge ignites a propelling charge in the rear tube of the signal which acts as a rocket to gain a height of about 600 feet. At 5.5 seconds after launching, the parachute star will eject and burn for 20-30 seconds. Colored signals were more for signaling, but they did provide some illumination. Great for display with any rifle grenade launcher. This is a live signal and needs to handled accordingly, but there are no explosive components, just pyrotechnic materials. Price per open tube with signal. $55.00 (View Picture)

18184 CIVIL WAR NAVAL ORDNANCE- lot of 3 booklets - Eugene Canfield was the leading authority on U.S. Navy ordnance of the Civil War period, at least at the time of the Civil War Centennial in the 1960s. He wrote a great booklet for that occasion, published by the American Ordnance Association in 1960. This one is titled “Notes on Naval Ordnance of the American Civil War,1861-1865” 23 pages with blue paper covers, and we have TWO COPIES of this one in this lot. This has good tables and line drawings and notes and bibliography. This led to his selection to write a monograph for the U.S. Naval History Division in 1969 with the catchy title “Civil War Naval Ordnance” which is well illustrated with period photos and drawings, and has notes and bibliography in its 24 pages. All of these are about 8” x 10.5” with paper covers. The lot of 3 for only $12.00 (View Picture))

20100 U.S. 76MM AP-T PROJECTILE T128-E6 - I cannot find any info on this projectile, but believe it was made for use with the short-lived 76mm Anti-Tank Gun M124 which was basically the 76mm gun from the late versions of the M4 Sherman tank mounted on alight weight carriage for use by Airborne units in the 1950s. The projectile is dated 1955, which would fit with this, but it may have been for use in the Sherman tank guns (instead or also?). The projectile is very heavy and solid with a copper rotating band which has assorted dents and dings. Projectile retains about 95% of the old original??) black paint finish. The markings seem to be more of a stick on letter type than just a plain stencil or ink stamp type, so this may have been repainted and marked by a previous owner. The late 1950s and early 1960s saw the end of the ancient “cannon ball” approach for artillery where they would fire a bore size solid projectile of some sort to destroy a target by the sheer kinetic energy. Admittedly, some had ballistic improvements with ballistic caps but some, like this, were just blunt nosed solid projectiles. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $249.00 (View Picture)

20061 U.S. RIFLE GRENADE “SIGNAL, GROUND, AMBER STAR, PARACHUTE M21A1” (OPEN) -
Dated February 1945. These were used for signaling from one ground unit to another or to supporting aircraft, etc. These can be fired from any of the standard grenade launchers, and the grenade launching cartridge ignites a propelling charge in the rear tube of the signal which acts as a rocket to gain a height of about 600 feet. At 5.5 seconds after launching, the parachute star will eject and burn for 20-30 seconds. Colored signals were more for signaling, but they did provide some illumination. The white signals were mainly to illuminate the battlefield, a difficult problem in the days before night vision devices. We have several, but these are being sold individually. These are from opened containers where the original labels have been lost. Contents are in condition shown in the photo. Great for display with any rifle grenade launcher. This is a live signal and needs to handled accordingly, but there are no explosive components, just pyrotechnic materials. Price per open tube with amber star signal. $45.00 (View Picture)

20060 U.S. RIFLE GRENADE “SIGNAL, GROUND, AMBER STAR, PARACHUTE M21A1” (LOT OF TWO- OPENED)- CHEAP! - The shipping tubes are somewhat tired the signals show corrosion on the launching tube, and are generally grungy, not top condition collector grade. These were used for signaling from one ground unit to another or to supporting aircraft, etc. These can be fired from any of the standard grenade launchers, and the grenade launching cartridge ignites a propelling charge in the rear tube of the signal which acts as a rocket to gain a height of about 600 feet. At 5.5 seconds after launching, the parachute star will eject and burn for 20-30 seconds. Colored signals were more for signaling, but they did provide some illumination. The white signals were mainly to illuminate the battlefield, a difficult problem in the days before night vision devices. CHEAP- Both for only $35.00 (View Picture)

19847 2.36 INCH BAZOOKA ROCKET, PRACTICE M7A1B1 - With original blue painted head and OD colored motor and fin sections. Stenciled markings are hard to read, but mostly intact, ROCKET, PRAC M7A1B1, Lot 1-42, 3-45. Fins are slightly misaligned, as is usually the case, but the body is straight, and the head not dented. Decent example of a nice WW2 dated rocket with original paint. $175.00 (View Picture)

16111 U.S. 155mm M438A1 Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munition (DPICM) Projectile - The 155mm M483A1 Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munition (DPICM) is an early technology cargo round. It delivers 88 dual-purpose grenades to defeat armor and personnel targets. The projectile body is made of steel with an aluminum ogive and a metal rotating band and a plastic obturating band are located close to the base. The base is closed by a short, boat tailed aluminum plug which is not with this projectile. This would be loaded with 64 of the M42 and 24 of the M46 dual purpose anti-material and anti-personnel grenades. The M46s are located at the base of the projectile and are heavier/thicker and have a smooth interior surface that enables it to withstand the shock of firing and set back. The M42 grenades are scored for greater fragmentation and are place to the front of the M46 grenades. The submissions have a shaped charge warhead that penetrates 2.75 inches of homogeneous armor. Antipersonnel effects are obtained by fragmentation of the submissions body. The M577 fuze is the only authorized fuze, and when it activates, an expulsion charged will expel the payload and base plug. The projectiles are painted olive drab, and about 95% or more of that paint remains. This is an unloaded round, never marked, but when loaded it would have yellow markings including a row of yellow diamonds stenciled approximately 3.50 inches behind the nose, and nomenclature, lot numbers, and loading data. The same M483A1 body is used as the basis for later dispenser munitions in a larger family of US Army rapid minelaying systems known as the FAmily of SCAtterable Mines (FASCAM). in the 155 mm M692 and M731 ADAM carry anti-personnel mines, while the 155 mm M718 and M741 RAAM, also known as Remote Anti-Armour Mine System (RAAMS), carry anti-tank mines. This projectile body comes with a nylon grommet to protect the rotating band, and the base is protected with a plastic cap. $450.00 (View Picture)

19458 U.S. 90 x 600mmR GUN BRASS CARTRIDGE CASE M19 dated 1954 - Made for use in the 90mm gun M36 and M41 used in various models of tanks, and also the M54 gun used as a self propelled anti-tank weapon. You see lots of the steel 90mm cases, but few of the brass. Headstamp 90mm M19, maker code and 1954 date. Some ink stamped loading markings remain. Nice case, just a bit dirty with minimal dings. INERT- no explosive or flammable components in the case. $149.00 (View Picture)

19457 U.S. 90 x 600mmR GUN M108B1 STEEL LACQUERED CASING- 1973 dated - Very nice example of the 90mm gun case. The 90mm cannons M36 and M41 were mounted in the M46, M47 and M48-M48A3 series tanks and the M54 cannon on the nifty M56 “Scorpion” anti-tank vehicle. These guns all used the same 90mm ammo. This is a very nice steel case with the brown lacquer finish often used on ammo loaded in the 1950s-70s. This is a case that was downloaded, not fired, so the inside is not all burnt and rusty. Exterior has assorted scrapes and scratches but overall far above average for one of these. INERT- no explosive or flammable components in the case. $65.00 (View Picture)

19456 U.S. 90 x 600mmR GUN BRASS CARTRIDGE CASE M19 DATED 1953 (POLISHED) - Made for use in the 90mm gun M36 and M41 used in various models of tanks, and also the M54 gun used as a self propelled anti-tank weapon. You see lots of the steel 90mm cases, but few of the brass. Headstamp 90mm M19, maker code and 1953 date. Some ink stamped loading markings remain. Nice case, nicely polished but with two moderate dings on one side and one ding on the opposite side of the case. INERT- no explosive or flammable components in the case. $149.00 (View Picture)

19454 U.S. 105 x 607mmR STEEL CARTRIDGE CASE M148A1B1 DATED 1976 - This is the correct case for use with the M735 APFSDS-T projectile, and probably the HEAT rounds as well. This is in excellent condition, except Bubba drilled four pairs of holes in the neck, to remove the crimp and pull a projectile. What you see is what you get. You can load it up with any type projectile you like. $65.00 (View Picture)

19237 U.S. 37mm (37 x 223mmR) Cartridge with AP Projectile M74 - Good case with clear headstamps, and good 1943 date. Primer has been drilled out. The case has a mellow handling tarnish, and one large dent at the shoulder. Armor Piercing projectile (M74) is unmarked on the band, and has been repainted black, correct for this type round. These were made for the 37mm Gun, M3, the cute little towed anti-tank gun. However, the ammo was also used in the M5 and M6 guns mounted in the M3 and M5 light tanks and the M8 armored car. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $110.00 (View Picture)

18260 U.S. NAVY 5"/38 BRASS SHELL CASING SJ68 Aug 45 - The 5”/38 caliber gun was the main battery of the U.S. Navy’s Destroyers and secondary battery on Cruisers, Battleships, Carriers and also used on many other ships as well. The 5”/38 was a dual purpose gun used for anti-aircraft firing and also against ships and shore targets during WW2, Korea and Vietnam. While the brass cases were often returned to be reloaded and used again, huge numbers got thrown overboard as there is no space for storing stuff like this in combat. After the 5”/38 was retired from service, most of the brass cases undoubtedly got scrapped, and they are pretty hard to find, especially with WW2 dates. This one is dated August 1945, but also a Vietnam era case, last loaded at NAD St. Julien’s Creek in 1968. Case has been polished up and looks good despite numerous small imperfections near the mouth and several small dents further down the case. $175.00 (View Picture)

18259 U.S. NAVY 5"/38 BRASS SHELL CASING- NWL Dahl - The 5”/38 caliber gun was the main battery of the U.S. Navy’s Destroyers and secondary battery on Cruisers, Battleships, Carriers and also used on many other ships as well. The 5”/38 was a dual purpose gun used for anti-aircraft firing and also against ships and shore targets during WW2, Korea and Vietnam. While the brass cases were often returned to be reloaded and used again, huge numbers got thrown overboard as there is no space for storing stuff like this in combat. After the 5”/38 was retired from service, most of the brass cases undoubtedly got scrapped, and they are pretty hard to find, especially with WW2 dates. This one is a Vietnam era case, last loaded at NAD St. Julien’s Creek in 1968. Side of case has stencil “To be used only at NWL Dahlgren/ combination primer.” The mouth of the case is dinged up a bit but can be straightened out, and there are two or three creases behind the mouth that will be a little harder to straighten out. Still, this should clean up to be a nice representative example. $165.00 (View Picture)

19116 French 10.5cm Model 1913 Schneider Howitzer brass case- (105 x 390mmR) - In the early 1900s, the French company Schneider et Cie working with the Russian Putilov firm developed a gun using the Russian 107 mm round, featuring an interrupted screw breech that swung to the side. This proved to be a successful design, and Schneider then decided to modified it for a French 105 mm round. Initially the French were not interested as they already had plenty of 75 mm field guns. Finally in 1913 the French army purchased a small number under the designation Canon de 105 Mle 1913 Schneider; also known as the L 13 S. The lighter 75 mm guns were of limited use against trenches, so the French army ordered large numbers of the L 13 S, which with its larger 15.74 kg (34.7 lb) shell was more effective against fortified positions. These guns were also sold to other nations after WW1, and many were captured and used by the Germans in WW2. Although these look about the same as the familiar U.S. 105mm Howitzer cases, they are actually a bit longer (390mm compared to 371mm) and are not interchangeable. The headstamps definitely look French, and we believe it is WW1 era, but it may be a later WW2 era case. This one has been nicely polished and lacquered and looks great. $149.00 (View Picture)

15052 BRITISH RIFLE GRENADE LAUNCHER FOR NO. 4 MARK I LEE ENFIELD - Officially the "Projector (No. 4 Rifle) Mark 5" these were adopted in 1952 along with a Mark 4 version which differed only in the details of the sight divisions. See Skennerton pages 359-362 for details on these. Prior to the adoption of missiles as the primary anti-tank weapon, the rifle grenade was a necessary item in the infantry squad, with some bazookas scattered in larger units. It took a very brave soldier indeed to wait for a tank to get within about 25, 50, 75 or 100 yards (the sight graduations) before firing at it with a rifle grenade. Just collecting different rifle grenade launchers would be a very interesting niche, with a wide variety to seek, some common, orthers very scarce. Some are integral with the rifle, but most are detachable. They date from WW1 to the present, and I can think or at least a dozen made just for U.S. military rifles. Of course, your spouse will understand the necessity for getting a suitable rifle after you acquire a great launcher. (NOTE: this cannot be sold or shipped to places run by idiots like Kalifornia, New York, Massachusetts or any other city or state where prohibited..) Overall used fine with most of the black painted finish. $95.00 (View Picture)

19107 WW2 U.S. NAVY 20MM OERLIKON (20 X 110MM RB[REBATED]) DUMMY DRILL CARTRIDGE - This cartridge was used in the thousands of 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns mounted aboard nearly every type of Navy ship in WW2. The fired cases are unique as the gun begins to recoil while the case is still being extracted, blowing the neck diameter out to nearly the diameter of the body. They are also nearly unique in their having a rim diameter much smaller (or "rebated") than the base of the case. Two fired, empty, INERT cases The U.S. Navy adopted the 20mm Oerlikon guns shortly before WW2 to replace the .50 caliber machine guns previously used for close in anti-aircraft use. By the end of the war about 125,000 of the guns had been made in the U.S. mainly for use aboard ships. Beginning in 1943 the 40mm Bofors began to replace the 20mm Oerlikons with even greater range and stopping power and all were removed from the fleet by the mid-1950s.. Between December 1941 and September 1944, 32% of all Japanese aircraft downed by the USN were credited to the Oerlikons, with the high point being 48.3% for the second half of 1942. The Oerlikon rounds are easily spotted by their distinctive “rebated” rim which is smaller than the case diameter. These dummy cartridges were made for training use, and feature a regular case with three holes drilled in it, and a regular (bur empty) projectile which is silver soldered to the neck to withstand harsh use. The manufacturing process leave tiny splashes of flux on some of the cases which has caused some mild corrosion, and some of the brown paint on the projectiles may have chipped or flaked off. Most of these are still in the original cardboard shipping sleeves, never issued. Special quantity price for volume purchasers is 10 rounds for $40.00, but single rounds are $5.00 each. (View Picture)

19034 U.S. 75MM GUN BRASS SHELL CASING (75 x 350mmR) - Case headstamp 75mm GUN, LOT F255 ACCom AMM LOT 241-28 and near the rim 1 29 33 which may or may not be some sort of date. I suspect that it was made sometime between 1930 and 1940, but am not certain, and have seen very few cases from that era. This is a case that needs to be cleaned up. It has been tinkered with a bit, removing the primer and adding two holes in the base, probably an aborted attempt to turn it into a lamp. Case is badly tarnished. There are five or six longitudinal shallow creases in the wall of the case, as if it were fired in a gun with excessive oil in the chamber leaving traces like this. It should clean up nicely but will take some effort. A good representative example of the typical 75mm case which was a mainstay of the field artillery in WW1, and which continued in use through WW2 in the main gun of most of the M3 Grant/Lee and M4 Sherman tanks. NO explosive or flammable components, so it is strictly INERT. $65.00 (View Picture)

19120 81mm mortar ammunition fiber shipping tubes- lot of 3 - These are similar to the fiber shipping tubes for 81mm mortar ammunition ever since Vietnam, differing slightly in length and internal packing filler for the various types of 81mm rounds. These are stenciled for the M889 rounds adopted in 1991, and is the PDF fuzed round that would be called the M821 if fuzed with the M734 multi-option fuze. Will sell these three tubes as a lot, great for use as “cargo” for your military vehicle. The photo shows a foam piece that was used to position and cushion the tubes in a wooden or metal crate, and that is included free, but if you want us to trash it instead of shipping it, that would be fine too. Price for the three tubes in excellent condition, but no ammo $30.00 (View Picture)

18876 81MM MORTAR T28E6 (NO FUZE) - This is a 1951 dated experimental version of what later became the M362 High Explosive round. This is unusual in that it uses a ring shroud on the tail fins, unlike any other U.S. mortar shells I have seen (but there may be others). Orignal black paint and good clear markings- 81M, EMPTY, SHELL T28E6, LOT PA-E-11063. Body has stamped markings with 1951 date and T28E6 designation. Tail fins are dinged a little, mainly on the tapered forward portion of the fins, but the shroud is okay. No fuze, but these should take the common M524 series fuzes. INERT- no flammable or explosive materials. $195.00 (View Picture)

19036 U.S. ARMY ORDNANCE WOOD SHIPPING CRATE FOR FOUR 2.36” BAZOOKA ROCKETS - Typical U.S. military construction with heavy hinges and locking hasps and a single rope handle. Markings were deeply stamped with a printing type process, not just spray paint stenciled. Later, the box was painted gray and used by an Army officer to ship some of his stuff during a move. A rare item to add to a 2.36” bazooka collection. This would be easy to remark using a small brush and some black paint to fill in the stamped areas right over the gray. Or, you could paint it OD first then touch up the markings, although I think these were just natural wood color with the black markings when issued. Bottom of box has 1951 date and Picatinny Arsenal. Content markings on the front of the crate read: “4 ROCKETS, PRACTICE 2.36 IN T80E3/ WITH FUZE, DUMMY T2018 and also an ordnance bomb, WT, CU and LOADED. Overall dimensions about 8” wide, 9” tall and 26” long. INERT- no rockets or flammable or explosive material, just an empty wood box. $85.00 (View Picture)

18766 RARE EARLY WINCHESTER 6 PDR HOTCHKISS 3 PIECE BRASS CASE (57 x 307mmR) - This uses the early Hotchkiss patent case comosed of three pieces secured by rivets. Excellent markings on the base including 11-89 date and patent dates 1874 and 1877. $249.00 (View Picture)

18265 WW1 Trench Art- 75mm brass shell case - Very nice example with seven neatly done flutes. Highly polished and lacquer coated. Headstamp is only partially visible, but definitely that of the famous “French 75” 75mm field gun, the main allied field gun of WW1. $95.00 (View Picture)

21461 5"/38 CARTRIDGE PLUG MARK 7 MOD 0 - For semi-fixed or separate loading ammunition the projectile and cartridge case are handled separately on their way into the gun. This means the end of the cartridge case has to be plugged with something to keep the powder in and water and crud out. For many years thick plugs of cork were used. However, during WW2 the Navy started using synthetic materials such as Bakelite and later other plastics, such as polyurethane foam for the cartridge plug. This is a brown Bakelite type material used in the 5”/38 cartridge cases, shaped in sort of a bowl configuration. New old stock, but there may be some chipping or cracks in the portion that fits into the case mouth. Every 5”/38 case should have one of these (or a similar plug made from cork) to give the correct unfired appearance. $20.00 (View Picture)

18668 5"/54 CARTRIDGE PLUG MARK 12 MOD 3 - For semi-fixed or separate loading ammunition the projectile and cartridge case are handled separately on their way into the gun. This means the end of the cartridge case has to be plugged with something to keep the powder in and water and crud out. For many years thick plugs of cork were used. However, during WW2 the Navy started using synthetic materials such as Bakelite and later other plastics, such as polyurethane foam for the cartridge plug. This is a white polyurethane foam type material used in the 5”/54 cartridge cases, shaped in sort of a solid shape with a deep central cavity in the front of the plug. This cavity was added in order to facilitate hot gasses from the propelling charge in the case passing quickly through the plug to ignite the propellant in the rear of the “RAP” Rocket Assisted Projectiles. Except for the hollow cavity, these look about identical to the older 5”/54 plugs, and would have been used with both RAP and conventional projectiles. Every 5”/54 case should have one of these (or a similar plug made from cork) to give the correct unfired appearance. New old stock in excellent condition. These were meant to be inserted into the case before it was crimped, and the crimp usually does not blow out much, so it may be necessary to use a big rasp or belt sander around the hidden portion to trim it so it slip into the mouth of the case. Although not correct, they can be used for the 120mm anti-aircraft or anti-tank gun cases as well. $15.00 each, or lot of five for $50.00 (View Picture)

18660 5"/54 CARTRIDGE PLUG MARK 12 MOD 3-
same as above, but a LOT OF 5 for $50.00 (View Picture)

17471 U.S. 105 MM Gun M115 BRASS CASING DATED 1962 (105 x 617mmR) - The M115 brass case was only used for loading the 105mm APDS-T cartridge M392A2 with a sheathed tungsten carbine armor piercing core which was fired at 4,850 feet per second. This was a NATO standard round, and also made by the British under their designations L28A or L36A1 but marked in accordance with British practice. This is a once fired 1962 dated brass case used in the M68 gun installed in the U.S. M48A5, M60/M60A1/M60A3 and M1 tanks. One side has INERT and large letters HEL etched into the side with some sort of engraving tool. Otherwise a pretty nice case. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $150.00 (View Picture)

18489 U.S. Rifle Grenade “Signal, Ground, Amber Star, Parachute M21A1” (sealed) - Dated October or December 1944. These were used for signaling from one ground unit to another or to supporting aircraft, etc. These can be fired from any of the standard grenade launchers, and the grenade launching cartridge ignites a propelling charge in the rear tube of the signal which acts as a rocket to gain a height of about 600 feet. At 5.5 seconds after launching, the parachute star will eject and burn for 20-30 seconds. Colored signals were more for signally, but they did provide some illumination. The white signals were mainly to illuminate the battlefield, a difficult problem in the days before night vision devices. We have several, but these are being sold individually. Still in sealed shipping container so exact condition unknown, but we show a sample that came from a similar container that was already open. Great for display with any rifle grenade launcher. This is a live signal and needs to handled accordingly, but there are no explosive components, just pyrotechnic materials. Price per sealed tube with amber star signal. $55.00 (View Picture)

18430 French 10.5cm Model 1913 Schneider Howitzer brass case- (105 x 390mmR) - In the early 1900s, the French company Schneider et Cie working with the Russian Putilov firm developed a gun using the Russian 107 mm round, featuring an interrupted screw breech that swung to the side. This proved to be a successful design, and Schneider then decided to modified it for a French 105 mm round. Initially the French were not interested as they already had plenty of 75 mm field guns. Finally in 1913 the French army purchased a small number under the designation Canon de 105 Mle 1913 Schneider; also known as the L 13 S. The lighter 75 mm guns were of limited use against trenches, so the French army ordered large numbers of the L 13 S, which with its larger 15.74 kg (34.7 lb) shell was more effective against fortified positions. These guns were also sold to other nations after WW1, and many were captured and used by the Germans in WW2. Although these look about the same as the familiar U.S. 105mm Howitzer cases, they are actually a bit longer (390mm compared to 371mm) and are not interchangeable. The headstamps definitely look French, but we are not sure if this is WW1 era, or a later WW2 era case. $149.00 (View Picture)

16958 U.S. Navy 5”/54 Test Case (127 x 389mmR) Mark 6 - These are cut down from regular cases, and fitted with a steel bushing where a separate primer can be inserted. The case is then loaded into the breech of the gun, and fired with the electrical firing circuit, and then again in percussion mode after the test case is reloaded with a new primer. This one has the old primer in place, and someone has peened over the fingers at the mouth of the primer to hold it in place, but this can be removed and the old primer driven out without too much work. I believe that the same case can be used on either the 5”/38 or the 5”/54 guns, but his is marked “54 cal” and has a 1945 date, which indicates it was originally made for the 5”/54 slow fire mounts initially installed on the CV41, 42, 43 class carriers. Overall excellent but the steel bushing is rusty. $149.00 (View Picture)

13378 U.S. 152mm Target Practice- Tracer projectile M411A3 - About 6 inches in diameter and about 20 inches long this has a heavy steel body with a thin sheet metal windshield for ballistic purposes. Projectile is M411A1 but complete round designation is the M411A3. This is the projectile only, no case or propellant. Weight about 35 pounds. Excellent, unfired with just some minor storage scuffing and scrapes and one token demil puncture in the windshield that can be touched up with bondo and repainted to look like new. These were used in the 152-mm gun cannon M81, a versatile, lightweight gun/launcher capable of firing both missiles and conventional ammunition. It is the main armament on airborne reconnaissance combat vehicle M551. Ammunition for this weapon is issued in the form of fixed rounds and is easily identified by its distinctive combustible cartridge case which is light yellow and has a texture similar to fiber-board. The cartridge case body, which holds the bagged propelling charge, is attached to the projectile base with epoxy resin and an aluminum locking ring. The cartridge case base, fitted with a consumable primer is cemented to the sidewall of the case body with nitrocellulose lacquer. This ammunition was made with two types of projectiles: a high-explosive antitank multipurpose projectile with tracer (HEAT-T-MP) and the one we offer here, an inert target practice projectile with tracer (TP-T) which is a ballistic match for the HEAT-T-MP round. (Note the tracer element has been removed so these are totally inert). Price is for projectile only, we do not have any of the cases or primers or propelling charges. $125.00 (View Picture)

18180 WW2 JAPANESE TYPE 2 ARTILLERY FUZE - This is the Japanese army Type 2 Powder Train Time and Impact detonating fuze for 75 and 105mm AntiAircraft gun shells. This is the first type with aluminum nose and vent but brass base plug while later examples used an aluminum base plug. Brass is tarnished, but overall near excellent. Just what you need to fill that empty spot in the front of your Jap 75mm or 105mm AA projectile. $135.00 (View Picture)

17989 SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN STAR, PARACHUTE, M19A1 (1955) - These are not "explosive" grenades intended to cause casualties. These are used for signaling (e.g.- friendly forces location, time to attack, direction of enemy, etc) or to create a “smokescreen” to obscure vision. These are fired from grenade launcher to about 600 foot altitude. Then it ejects a single parachute-suspended star which will fall at a slow rate, providing illumination at night, as well as day or night signaling. Mint, unissued, in the original fiber storage/shipping tube. Great addition to a display of Garand or Carbine grenade launchers. These were used from WW2 until at least Vietnam era. Shipping tube may be sealed or open, and sometimes the signal will have some corrosion, but most are really nice. This is a LIVE pyrotechnic signaling device, not an explosive, but it still needs to be stored appropriately away from heat, etc. $79.00 (View Picture)

17985 SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN STAR, PARACHUTE, M19A1- 1944 dated - These are not "explosive" grenades intended to cause casualties. These are used for signaling (e.g.- friendly forces location, time to attack, direction of enemy, etc) or to create a “smokescreen” to obscure vision. These are fired from grenade launcher to about 600 foot altitude. Then it ejects a single parachute-suspended star which will fall at a slow rate, providing illumination at night, as well as day or night signaling. Mint, unissued, in the original fiber storage/shipping tube. Great addition to a display of Garand or Carbine grenade launchers. These were used from WW2 until at least Vietnam era. Shipping tube may be sealed or open, and sometimes the signal will have some corrosion, but most are really nice. This is a LIVE pyrotechnic signaling device, not an explosive, but it still needs to be stored appropriately away from heat, etc. $95.00 (View Picture)

17946 U.S. 75 x 350mm Rimmed Brass Cartridge Case- Nice stencils - This is the standard 75mm field gun case as used with the WW1 75mm guns through WW2 where it was used as a tank gun. The sides of the case are stenciled in large letters: FLASHLESS, DP X 3494 1928, and what looks like V 805. The base is stenciled with less legible (blurred or double stamped) marks that look like 75mm over PD with a horizontal line and also SHELL MK 1 and something like AMM LOT [number]. The actual headstamp is 75MM GUN, LOT 1241 65 GM CO. and near the edge 1874-3. Case has a sort of acid cleaned appearance, but it was that way before it was stenciled. Former owner reported it was from the Great Lake where the Navy or Coast Guard did practice firing, but I suspect that is not even close to correct. Small hole (about ¼” diameter) has been drilled into the side, near the rim, probably por use as a lamp. Still a nifty case, and probably dates to the 1920s-30s. No flammable or explosive components, INERT. $95.00 (View Picture)

17935 VIETNAM ERA 105 x 607mmR STEEL CASE FOR 105mm TANK GUN - This type of cartridge used the M456A1 HEAT-T projectile and was standard from 1966 until replaced by the M456A2 in 1980. While obsolete in U.S. service, it is still in use by a number of allied nations, and presumably saw use in Vietnam. The projectile assemblies were rigidly secured to the cartridge case by a series of crimping indentations. The projectiles are steel-bodied, and all have plastic obturators and seals. The front of the projectile is occupied by a standoff spike assembly with an impact switch assembly at the tip which activates the M509A1 Base-Detonating (BD) fuze and about two pounds of Composition B formed into a shaped charge behind a conical copper liner. These were used with the 105mm cannons M68 used in several of the M48, M60 and M1 series tanks, and also on the Stryker vehicles with a large gun. This is a good representative case. The primer has been drilled out but it retains good ink stamped markings CRTG HEAT-T M456A1/ FOR GUN M68. Headstamp included 105MM M148A1B1 and 1972 date. INERT- no explosive or flammable components in the case. $65.00 (View Picture)

17932 WW2 German fuze container - Brown bakelite material, probably for large artillery fize for 75mm-280mm size fuze. Used excellent. $15.00 (View Picture)

17102 RARE .58 CALIBER GATLING GUN SHORT RIMFIRE CARTRIDGE- FIRST U.S. MACHING GUN CARTRIDGE - The first machine guns were Richard J. Gatling’s hand cranked guns, the Model 1862. These set the basic pattern for general mechanics of the Gatling gun, but the ammunition was troublesome with separate cylindrical steel chambers bored out at the front to be loaded with standard .58 caliber rifle musket paper cartridges, and the rear of the chamber had a nipple for a percussion cap. Essentially, the chamber became a primitive form of a metallic cartridge. However, reloading the chambers in the field was tedious and slow, greatly reducing the effectiveness of the Gatling gun for any sort of sustained fire. The next step in the evolution was to modify the chambers by boring them all the way through and modify the strikers to hit the edge instead of the center where the nipples had been. This allowed use of a rimfire cartridge loaded into the chambers for much quicker reloading and sustained fire. Since the barrels were .58 caliber, the same 60 grain powder charge and bullet previously used were adopted for the rimfire cartridge for these guns. This was the origin of the .58 caliber Gatling gun cartridges. The .58 caliber Gatling cartridges were basically experimental, as the Civil War ended about the time they were proven to be successful, and the Army switched to .50-70 caliber center fire cartridges for their rifles. For the sake of uniformity the settle on that caliber for Gatling guns as well. By this time Gatling had modified his design to eliminate the separate chambers so that the guns fed the .50-70 cartridges directly into the barrels and extracted the cases at the end of the cycle. Thus the .58 rimfire Gatling cartridge had a very brief career, making them extremely scarce. This .58 Short Gatling is sometimes called the “.58 Mountain Gun Gatling” but origin of that name is unclear. Subsequently Gatling guns were made in .50-70, .45-70, .30-40, and .30-06 caliber and even 1 inch caliber for U.S. military use. Reportedly they were made in 29 different calibers for 25 different countries over their 56 year history. By WW1 the hand cranked Gatling was obsolete, but in 1947 an experiment hooking an electric motor to an old Gatling gun produced rates of fire around 4,000-6,000 rounds per minutes. The “new” Gatling guns included the 20mm Vulcan used in fighter jets to the 7.62mm “Mini-guns” in helicopters and even an experimental 37mm anti-aircraft gun. While the .58 Gatling has an important role in U.S. military arms history, it would be an interesting challenge to get an example of every different caliber cartridge ever used in Gatling guns. This round is from the estate of Colonel B.R. Lewis, a former Commanding Officer of Frankford Arsenal, and later author of the highly respected “Small Arms and Ammunition in the United States Service.” Price for one original .58 Gatling short rimfire cartridge in excellent condition- $150.00 (View Picture)

17848 CONFEDERATE 3 INCH READ-PARROTT SHELL - (Melton & Pawl Guide to CW Artillery Projectiles Figure III, A-101 shows the slightly smaller early 10 Pounder version for 2.94” bore) Parrott had purchased the right to use Read’s design for a wrought iron cup serving as a sabot or obturating/rotating band. These were shaped and then placed into the mold prior to pouring the cast iron projectile body. Robert P. Parrott remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War, running the West Point Foundary at Cold Spring, NY. John B. Read, however, was from Alabama, and his design was used by Confederate makers during the war. One easily noted design difference is that the Confederate Read projectiles almost always have a “late dimple” in the center of the base associated with turning the projectile to final dimensions. This projectile measures 2.99 inch diameter and is 9 inches long, weighing 9 pounds 12 ounces. The copper or brass fuze plug is in place, for use with the tapered paper fuzes. This was a “common” shell where only the projectile body provided fragmentation, there being no canister balls inside. Some of the edges of the sabot cup are missing, the result of being fired. This was unloaded long ago and is INERT with no explosive or flammable components. The 3 inch Parrott-Read shell was used with any of the 3 inch rifles in the Confederate inventory, such as the Ordnance Rifle, or the later 10 Pounder Parrotts. $425.00 (View Picture)

17847 CONFEDERATE 3 INCH BROUN SHELL (SHORT PATTERN) - (Melton & Pawl Guide to CW Artillery Projectiles Figure III, A-56) An interesting variation on the theme of having a softer metal sabot at the rear of the projectile, along the lines of Parrot, Read and later Absterdam designs. This used a thick brass or copper ring (or sabot) at the base with the rest of the projectile being cast iron. The nose is drilled with a tapered hole for a wooden fuze plug unlike the more sophisticated federal shells which used threaded plugs. This was a “common” shell where only the projectile body provided fragmentation, there being no canister balls inside. This example is heavily pitted, but the sabot is excellent. Diameter about 2.95 inches, length 7.5 inches and weight about 8 pounds 6 ounces. This is an unfired example that was unloaded years ago and is now INERT, with no explosive or flammable components. Lieutenant Colonel William Leroy Broun (commander of the Richmond Arsenal beginning in June 1863), is considered to be the developer of this projectile pattern. Since the copper sabot was designed to serve as a bourrelet, only one bearing surface was needed on the body of the projectile, just behind the curved portion of the nose. The bourrelet and the sabot were machined on a lathe to the proper tolerance required. This is the more common short variety, although a longer version approximately 8 ¼ inches long is known to exist. There are two saw cuts in the sabot to aid in the expansion of the sabot into the grooves of the gun. Fired specimens almost always have the high, thin sabot blown off, revealing the slightly rounded base of the projectile body. The Broun projectile is found mainly on late-war battlefields, such as Petersburg. LT COL Broun was a distant cousin of General Pickett, and except for his wartime ordnance career, he was an academic, connected to schools such as the Georgia A&M, Auburn, and the Universities of Virginia, Georgia and Texas. The 3 inch Broun shell was used with any of the 3 inch rifles in the Confederate inventory, such as the Ordnance Rifle, or the later 10 Pounder Parrotts. $475.00 (View Picture)

17725 Lot of five 20 x 102mm dummy cartridges M51E8(BLUE TIP) - This is the type of ammunition used with the M61 “Vulcan” gun in many fighters, and also with the older M39 series of aircraft guns. The dummy ammunition is used for training crews in the various operations (loading, unloading, troubleshooting, etc) and for mechanical testing of the guns while ensuring there will not be any unexpected loud noises or sudden holes in buildings or other nearby stuff (or soiled skivvies). While dimensionally identical, various types of dummy cartridges have been made. Some are a solid metal pieces machined to the proper size, others use regular type cases and projectiles with inert fillers, and others use nylon or other materials as substitutes. This lot consists of five M51E8 dummies made with regular blue painted TP type projectiles crimped into a steel case that has a plated type finish. Nomenclature is stenciled on the projectile. Used, good but cases are gray and ugly and dirty. INERT no flammable or explosive comonents. $35.00 (View Picture)

17642 Danish WW2 Practice Hand Grenade - Officially the: Øvelseshaandbombe M/23 (Drill hand bomb M/23) has 1mm thick walls except for the centre piece which is 2,5mm. When used, these would be loaded with a special drill cartridge called "Øvelsetændpatron M/23" (Drill igniter cartridges M/23) for practice throw. When it explodes the expanding gasses escapes through the hole in the brass nut located at the bottom of the grenade. These were to be reused. Retains about 10% of the original gray paint. Circa 1942 date is sometimes found on the brass end plunger of these. Inert, no explosive or flammable components. $50.00 (View Picture)

17433 U.S. 75MM (75 x 272mmR) BRASS CASE M5A1 for M1A1 Pack Howitzers - Fired case, fine with primer intact, both primer and case dated 1944. The 75-ram howitzer cannon M1A1 is a general purpose, towed light field artillery weapon that can be used for either direct or indirect fire. The weapon can be readily disassembled into major components for either packing by animal or for airborne operations. The weapon is also used as a subcaliber gun for 280-ram gun cannon M66 Except for the HEAT cartridge, which is fixed, ammunition is semifixed; that is, the cartridge case is a loose fit over the projectile so that the propellant may be accessible for adjustment. Type of projectiles used include high explosive (HE), smoke (WP), high-explosive antitank (HEAT), blank, dummy and training. All 75-ram pack howitzer ammunition, except HEAT rounds, contain propellant M1, which is composed of a base charge (charge 1), and three increments (numbered 2, 3 and 4) for fire adjustment. Percussion primers of the M1 series, M64 and M23A2 are used. Besides the brass cartridge case M5A1 we offer here, steel cases (M5A1B1) were used. $55.00 (View Picture)

17350 BOFORS 40 X 364 MMR (BOFORS 40MM/L70) DUMMY, SEMI-TRANSPARENT PROJECTILE - BOFORS 40 x 364 mmR (Bofors 40mm/L70) Dummy, Semi-transparent Projectile The Swedish Bofors firm has worked hard at improvements on their famous 1930s vintage WW2 era guns known as the 40mm/L60 which fired the 40 x 311 mmR cartridge in the four round clips. In the post-WW2 period they adopted a longer 40 x 263 mmR case for greater range and velocity when fired through a barrel 70 calibers long (compared to the shorter 60 caliber length barrels.) Their new gun design boosted the rate of fire from 140 rounds per minute to 280, then 300 and currently 330 rounds per minute. This impressive rate of fire and range was made more effective by coupling it with sophisticated fire control and radar systems. The 40mm/L70 guns are in service in many countries today in Anti-Aircraft, anti-armor, or anti-shipping roles. Polymer type projectile is a semi-transparent brownish color with heavy steel “rebar” type rod which give the cartridge its weight. Tip of projectile has metal (brass?) cap. Projectile is unmarked. Primer pocket area only shows a neatly finished epoxy type substance. Heastamp RNO 83 B0001-009 over 40MM L/70. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $59.00 (View Picture)

17261 U.S. NAVY MARK 90 VT-IR (INFRARED PROMITY) FUZE - Externally this is excellent and complete, but the electronic guts and explosive components have all been removed from the innards. This is the type made for use with the 5"/38 caliber guns. Have several and markings may vary, but looks like all are 1969 or 1970 dated. INERT. $85.00 (View Picture)

16957 U.S. 5"/38 MK 10 STEEL CASING, CUT DOWN - Cut to 13 inch length for unknown purpose. Looks like 12-68 date. Primer removed. INERT- no explosive or flammable components. $20.00 (View Picture)

16954 U.S. 90MM GUN M108B1 STEEL LACQUERED CASING - Very nice example of the 90mm gun case. The 90mm cannons M36 and M41 were mounted in the M46, M47 and M48-M48A3 series tanks and the M54 cannon on the nifty M56 “Scorpion” anti-tank vehicle. These guns all used the same 90mm ammo. This is a very nice steel case with the brown lacquer finish mostly used on ammo loaded in the 1950s. Of course, ammo remaining in inventory was issued for use in all those applications. Poor storage has resulted in some rusting on the base and the bottom inch or so of the case. INERT- no explosive or flammable components in the case. $55.00 (View Picture)

21645 U.S. 20 x 110mm (Hispano Suiza) Dummy Cartridge M18A3 (Single round) - The 20 x 110mm (Hispano-Suiza) aircraft cannon was widely used by the British and U.S. aircraft during WW2. These guns were more lethal than the more widely used .50 caliber Browning machine guns, but reliability problems slowed their introduction into service. Variants of the gun included the M1, M2 (AN-M2) and M3. Eventually they were mounted in some (but not all) P-38 Lightning and P-61 Black Widow fighters, the B-29 Superfortress, and mainly in the Navy’s F4U-1C Corsair and later post-war Navy fighters. These gas operated cannons fired at about 600 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 2,800 feet per second. Some of the Hispano-Suize type guns were also mounted as anti-aircraft weapons in army tanks or halftrack variants. The M18A3 cartridges are turned from steel and then chrome(?)plated. New condition, fresh from a sealed 25 round can which was marked “25 Cartridges, Drill M18A3, Lot No. SC 49, Loaded 17-50”. Totally inert, no flammable or explosive components. [SPECIAL- Lot of five for only $20.00] Price per round $5.00 (View Picture)

16795 WW2 U.S. 105MM HOWITZER BRASS CASE- 1944 dated - One small dent in one side (about 1’ x 3/8” by 1/8” deep) and the usual minor straightening required at the mouth, otherwise an excellent case. This has been chemically cleaned prior to the last time it was loaded leaving is a slightly frosty yellow appearance. Good ink markings on the base indicating suitable for use in Howitzer M2A2, M103 and M137. Primer removed. $95.00 (View Picture)

15870 120 X 648MM TANK GUN BRASS SHELL CASE - 25.5 inch case length with very heavy rim about 1/4" thick, nearly double that on most cases. $195.00 (View Picture)

16234 GRENADE LAUNCHER FOR FN-49 SEMI-AUTO RIFLES (COLOMBIAN .30-06 VERSION) - This is a spigot type grenade launcher made in Belgium by MECAR (who made launchers for many different rifles, and is still a major munitions maker today). Most of these were used by Belgium on their FN-49 rifles, but are a neat accessory to display with any of the FN-49 rifles. This one is in mint unissued condition, complete with the leather carrying case, although the case shows some storage dirt. $135.00 (View Picture)

16056 U.S. Navy 3”/50 brass cartridge case dated 1945 - The 3”/50 gun was widely used as a dual purpose (surface or AA) gun aboard a wide variety of vessels over about 50 years. Originally a slow fire manually operated gun introduced during WW1, a rapid fire version reached the fleet near the end of WW2 and these remained in service until the 1980s. Aboard larger ships, these were the secondary battery, but aboard smaller ships like Destroyer Escorts and Amphibious ships they were the main armament. This is a typical brass case from the WW2 period (most later cases were steel). It was polished at one time and coated with lacquer which is starting to chip and flake. This one has three small holes drilled in the neck, probably to secure a wooden projectile for use as decorative items on a quarterdeck or similar. The case has a number of small and medium dents, the worst being the one on the shoulder shown in the photos. It will still polish up and look pretty good, just position it with the worst dings to the back. Getting very hard to find these any more. $95.00 (View Picture)

15901 U.S. 90MM GUN STEEL SHELL CASE- 1953 dated - Typical steel case used with most of the U.S. 90mm guns from WW2 onward. That includes the 90mm Anti-Aircraft Guns M1 and M2 and the dual purpose gun M3, and the later 36 gun used in the M47 Patton tanks, and the M48 gun used in the M48 Patton tanks. And, it was used in the M54 gun was the armament of the cute little M56 Scorpion self propelled anti-tank gun. While the case is common to all these guns, and the ammo for the M1, M2 and M3 guns could be fired in all of them, some of the later loads for the M36, M41 and M54 guns were not suitable for use in the earlier guns. This is a good to very good steel case with brown lacquer finish, which was popular on steel cases from about 1945 until the 1960s when the galvanized or similar type of corrosion coating seems to have replaced the brown lacquer. Basically uncleaned since firing, it has some scratches and scrapes and one shallow dent in a scraped area on the outside and as usual, the inside is rusty. The ink stamped markings indicate this was loaded as a M393A1 Target practice Tracer (TP-T) version of the HEP (High Explosive Plastic) type round. Headstamp indicated the case is a 90mm T24B made by EPO-1-223 in 1953. This was loaded for use only in the M36 gun used in the M47 Patton tanks, and the M48 gun used in the M48 Patton tanks, and the M54 on the M56 anti-tank gun. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $65.00 (View Picture)

15893 WW2 40 x 311mm Bofors Dummy Cartridge Mark I - 4-42 dated headstamp. These had a steel rod from the projectile to the base of the case so that the projectile would not become stuck in the bore during testing of the loading mechanism of the 40mm Bofors. Used with mellow chocolate patina to the brass case. Projectile is smoothly rusted and pitted, but should clean up with a bit of file work and a paint job. Three holes in side of the case are correct, used for visual ID of this round as a dummy. $65.00 (View Picture)

15670 U.S NAVY 5"/54 STEEL CASE (127 x 836 mm Rimmed) (GRADE II) - Typical steel case Mark 9 Mod 0 as used with the 5”/54 guns during most of their service life span. We have several of these, and condition and markings vary from that in the photo. Case is overall good, but shows assorted scrapes and dings expected on a fired case. These have a coated type treatment and may show some rust spots. Base may have up to 50% rust, but sides of case are pretty nice for display. Stencil markings may or may not be present, ranging from as clear as those in the photo to badly faded or missing entirely. Dates not obvious from the cases we checked. These were used in all 5”/54 guns, from the slow fire mounts on the CV-41 class through the rapid fire Mark 42 mounts on the DD-931 and later class destroyers; and later with the mark 45 mounts still serving aboard some cruisers and destroyers today. These were used against surface, air and shore targets with a variety of projectile types. A good representative example of the 5”/54 steel case, great for a Vietnam era display where the newer Destroyers and cruisers armed with the Mark 42 mounts provided Naval Gunfire Support from the Gun Line. GRADE II example with mouth of case bent over and a palm size dent on the side of the case. Totally INERT, no powder or primer. $45.00 (No photo- these look like 15659 except for the added dents which do not photograph well)

15659 U.S NAVY 5"/54 STEEL CASE (127 x 836 mm Rimmed) - Typical steel case Mark 9 Mod 0 as used with the 5”/54 guns during most of their service life span. We have several of these, and condition and markings vary from that in the photo. Case is overall good, but shows assorted scrapes and dings expected on a fired case. These have a coated type treatment and may show some rust spots. Base may have up to 50% rust, but sides of case are pretty nice for display. Stencil markings may or may not be present, ranging from as clear as those in the photo to badly faded or missing entirely. Dates not obvious from the cases we checked. These were used in all 5”/54 guns, from the slow fire mounts on the CV-41 class through the rapid fire Mark 42 mounts on the DD-931 and later class destroyers; and later with the mark 45 mounts still serving aboard some cruisers and destroyers today. These were used against surface, air and shore targets with a variety of projectile types. A good representative example of the 5”/54 steel case, great for a Vietnam era display where the newer Destroyers and cruisers armed with the Mark 42 mounts provided Naval Gunfire Support from the Gun Line. “This is Big Mary 26 Charlie- Report when on station, ready for call for fire…..” Totally INERT, no powder or primer. $60.00 (View Picture)

15191 U.S. Navy 37 x 137 mmR case and AP projectile - UMC Company 6-98 headstamped case with the projectile marked on the base 1901 and B in star inspector marks and partially legible letters that look like S.T. LS&Co. Brass base plug with square socket with seemingly recently stamped "PLUG." A bit of red paint remains near the tip. A good representative Spanish American War round, even though the projectile is dated a bit later. INERT- no flammable or explosive components $125.00 (View Picture)

14585 U.S. NAVY 6 POUNDER CARTRIDGE CASE & PROJECTILE MADE BY WINCHESTER DATED 8-1897 - The 6 pounder rapid fire gun was widely used by the U.S. Navy from about 1884 to about 1920. Two different models were used, one by Hotchkiss, the other by Driggs-Schroeder with many variations. These fired a 6 pound projectile (duhh!) which was about 57mm in diameter. They were mounted on pedestal type mounts, usually open with no shield. Smaller ships used these as their main battery, while larger ships had them as secondary armament. This round was made by WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS Company and the headstamp also includes an August 1897 date. The Armor Piercing projectile is marked AP on the rotating band along with naval anchor inspector markings on the band and the body. The brass casing has some dings and one moderate dent as shown, but overall is a mellow brass color and displays very nicely. This is one of a handful of pre-Span-Am War naval cartridges we have ever seen, and I believe that the 6 pounder/57mm may have been the largest that Winchester made. I doubt if we will ever find another one of these. INERT no explosive components. $495.00 (View Picture)

14584 U.S. NAVY 3 POUNDER CARTRIDGE CASE FOR DRIGGS-SCHROEDER GUNS, MADE BY UMC - The 3 pounder rapid fire gun was widely used by the U.S. Navy from about 1884 to about 1920. Two different models were used, one by Hotchkiss, the other by Driggs-Schroeder with many variations. These fired a projectile weighing about 3 pounds, which was about 1.85 inches or 47mm in diameter. They were mounted on pedestal type mounts, usually open with no shield. Smaller vessels such as patrol boats used these as their main battery, while larger ships had them as secondary armament. This round was made by Union Metallic Cartridge Company and the headstamp also includes a barely visible Driggs Ordnance Company. The brass casing has numerous dents and dings beneath a mellow chocolate brown patina, except for the base which as been cleaned by sanding or filing. Probably circa 1898-1918. INERT no explosive components. $85.00 (View Picture)

13993 U.S. NAVY 40MM BOFORS SINGLE ROUNDS - These 40x311mm Rimmed cases are known by various names in their service as the most widely used Anti Aircraft guns of WW2 by the U.S., England, Germany, Italy and Sweden. The guns are known as Bofors M/40, the L-60, or the Mark I or Mark II, pushing a 900-940 gram projectile at about 850 meters per second. (you do the math if you want feet per second velocity or weight in pounds). Cartridge cases are USN Mark 3 dated 1945, made of steel but with a brass colored coating. Various lot number type markings are ink stamped on the case. Projectiles are marked extensively on the rotating band (most seem to be something like "40MM ADL 10001 B SFM 87C 001-[various numbers] Rotating bands have token DEMIL heat melt. Primers have been pulled for the empty cases, and the projectiles are empty and the black painted fuze covers unscrew to reveal that they too are empty. Projectiles were never loaded, so they are in their original red lead primer finish, ready to be painted in any color scheme you like. Some minor corrosion or scuffing on most of the once fired cases. Impressive addition to WW2 USN display, although these remained in service into the 1960s or 70s with the US Navy, mainly on amphibious and auxiliary ships, and small craft like PT boats. These were also used on the U.S. Army’s M40 “Duster” armored vehicles which mounted twin 40mm Bofors guns well into the 1970s. Condition varies, so we show one of the worst and a nice one in the photo, say overall good to very good except as noted. INERT $49.00 (View Picture)

13441 ODDBALL RUBBER HAND GRENADE - Nomenclature unknown, but this is probably a 1980s-90s law enforcement product that came in with a pile of junque from a police officer’s collection. Hollow rubber bulb with a hose clamp type attaching band at the top to hold a threaded plug which accepts a fuze. Not sure if the fuze and/or spoon are original to this body, but probably pretty close. Probably used for crowd control applications. Used VG. No flammable or explosive contents- INERT. $20.00
(A helpful visitor added the following info which sounds correct to me:
" The Rubber cased hand grenade in this picture, is a (Not sure if this particular one is a Smith and Wesson, as I am not sure if they are the only ones that manufactured them!) rubber ball grenade. This is still used by some military and law enforcement agencies for crowd/riot control. It [was] full of hard rubber balls, and CN tear gas powder! We used to stock hundreds of these in our Armory, (I am a retired police lieutenant from Metro Detroit.) and they were awful, because they leaked like hell, and the minute you opened the wooden chests that they came in, your eyes and nose would start to run! They had the damn hose clamps on there to seal them, but it was no seal at all! When you pulled the pin, and released the spoon, they would smoke a bit, and then explode, louder than hell, and the rubber balls would go everywhere! Extremely painful, even fatal if you got hit in the eye! Nasty little things! I dare say that there are thousands of them still in use or storage in the Metro Detroit area! After the 1968 riots, some rep from S-W talked everyone into buying them, expecting more rioting that never came! Anyway, don't know if you care or not, but that's what it is! Thanks, and take care! Tom" (View Picture)

13405 WOOD AMMO CRATE FOR 56 ROUNDS 20MM TP T199 FOR M39 GUN - About 13” x 15 “ x 10” high. Looks like a 1946 lot number. This was for the M39 revolver cannon developed by Springfield (based on the German MG 213 design) which first saw service late in the Korean war and through Vietnam on some variants of the F-86, F-100, F-101 and the F-5. Crate is in excellent condition with heavy folding metal handles and metal strapping. Missing the cover, but easy to make one out of ¾” pine boards. Great for a display of USAF uniforms or weapons, or as cargo in a military vehicle I think another one may be available if you need two instead of one. Price for one crate as shown in the photos $20.00 (View Picture)

5225 Model Cannon- circa 1770-1815 - High quality hand made piece (probably 30-50 years old, not an antique). Not a true scale model, but pretty darn close, capturing all the essential details. Brass barrel about 12 inches long with .50 caliber bore. Shows signs of being fired with black powder, perhaps with ball, but we believe it only safe with blank charges of black powder. Very finely crafted oak carriage with detailed brass fittings and leather straps. Ammunition chest on the trail is removable, opens and has fuzes and a sample ball stored in it. Very decorative reminder of the cannoneer's contention that "Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl." Perhaps just the thing to add dignity to your marital situation, or at least a martial atmosphere. Overall length about 21 inches, width 14 inches, and wheel height 9 inches. $350.00 (View Picture)

12367 U.S. 90MM GUN STEEL CASE - Primer removed, case has been cleaned and painted silver. Traces of headstamp remain, but not worth trying to figure out. About 23 inches tall. Big, impressive and cheap. INERT. $35.00 (View Picture)

11592 WW1 RUSSIAN BRASS 76.2X385MM BRASS CASE - Longer than the French 75 case, these were used in the Model 1900 Russian guns, the first of their modern artillery, and the same basic case type was used in most artillery and anti-tank guns through WW2 (and probably the 76.2mm tank guns as well). Projectiles and muzzle velocities varied according to vintage and use. . Headstamp 7-21-16 GMFG CO 57 [C with I logo] No 6 M. Base has three threaded screw holes (conversion to a lamp?) and primer has been removed. Nicely polished. A number of these types were later captured and used by the Finns. Scarce case in the U.S. INERT no explosive components. $110.00 (View Picture)


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