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#308258 05/23/2015 12:10 AM
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Got this cool bit of history here, along with a few other U.S. Items... Looks like it says e.m. 37 mm , m55 ai -r.l.b. Seems to be all part of a ww2 group, with engraving on the shell that says "to arte, with love[/u][u] February 14, 1944 concord air base, California" any idea what I've got here, guys? Thanks very much
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I suspect it is an anti-tank round shot from a mark III anti tank gun.

Lost its effectiveness when the German tanks got better. stopped production in 1943. Same as your round.

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Hey thanks Jim. It's a heck of a desk ornament. Looking at the pic now, I see the 1943, and can even make out a bit of the stamp detail of the vet's (I think) gas mask bag?

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You should photo the rest and post them here..

Jim W #308263 05/23/2015 01:30 AM
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I think I will, seems a fitting project for Memorial Day weekend

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Nice to have a complete round with shell casing, projectile and fuze. These were widely used for training after they became useless on the battlefields


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Time to continue my Memorial Day project...here's the vets helmet and liner, all belts, clasps, etc intact...just old... Rear seam fixed bale schlueter m1 with a light heat stamp, but I could see the "s" for sure, complete and intact Westinghouse liner as well...

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Nice find. Remember to write down the vets name and info and keep it with the helmet!


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