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Old January 14, 2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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Weird Cartridge

This cartridge is just over 1 1/2 inches long, the I.D. at the neck is approx. 7.35mm & has a very unsual rim. Stamped on the head, if I am reading it correctly, is RVA8-157 MK2A4 3-54. The brass is very heavy, any ideas what this is?
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Old January 14, 2007, 04:25 PM   #2
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Looks like an artillery or naval gun shell primer.

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Old January 23, 2007, 01:56 AM   #3
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quite possibly. I once found a round that was about the size of a 12ga, with a slight neck. It was filled with a very coarse powder. Was told it was a primer for artillery using bagged charges, not cased ammo. Yours could very well be something similar. With all the different nations guns over the last century and a half, it might be rather difficult to ID it exactly.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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Old January 25, 2007, 11:10 AM   #4
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The M2A4 is for use in the Mk 114 series howizters only.

The tube contained 19 grains of coarse black powder.

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Old January 26, 2007, 04:10 PM   #5
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Thank you guys very much, it sure looked like a cartridge.
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