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14 pounder Shell casing

From the Collection of Friends of the Cerberus Inc Seaworks Maritime Museum 82 Nelson Place Williamstown Victoria

Description
Cylindrical shell casing made of brass.
Object Registration
0007.1
Keywords
nordenfelt shell case, ammunition
Historical information
A 14 pounder shell casing manufactured for the two prototype guns used by the Victorian Navy. Unlike the later Mk I and M II 14 pounders which used separate components the ammunition for the prototype guns was assembled into one fixed piece and crimped together.
When Made
circa 1888
Made By
Maxim-Nordenfelt (Maker)
Significance
Only a handfull of these sheels are known to exist as later 14 pounder guns used separate shell casing and projectiles.
Inscriptions & Markings
On base - "N"
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM