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Old December 3, 2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Shell ID?

I have an empty brass shell that I need some help identifying; can anybody tell me what this is (caliber, nationality, history)? Diameter is ~1 1/16" at the base of the rim and ~5/8" at the mouth. Thanks in advance.

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Old December 3, 2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Kinda guessing here but kinda looks like a 14.5 x 113 m/m Egyptian.
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Old December 3, 2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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The numbers are 14,5 03 87. The factory number 03 has appeared on Iraqi 7.62x39 and x54R ammo, so I would go with Iraqi production in 1987.
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Old December 3, 2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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I don't know about the headstamp but from the dimensions it looks like a 14.5×114mm Russian case. Started out in PTRS and PTRD anti-tank rifles during WWII. Later used in other heavy machine guns including ZPU anti-aircraft guns and on BTR APCs.

A scaled down version of the PTRS became the SKS.
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