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Discussion in 'Weapons & Technology in WWII' started by Owen, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Owen

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    On our trip to Italy in May we found this on the Cavendish Road near Monte Cassino.
    It has an odd dome-shaped percussion cap.
    Had no luck IDing it on WW2Talk so thought I'd ask here.
    What is it & why the odd percussion cap?

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  2. Miguel B.

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    a picture would be nice :)


    Cheers...
     
  3. Owen

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    I can see one, pasted in below my text.
    Hold on I'll post it another way.
     

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  4. Owen

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    Sorry Jack, I haven't got another picture of it, one of the other lads on the trip took it.
    I'll ask if they have anymore.
     
  5. Tony Williams

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    The date appears to be 1940. The "DI" designation was used by ammo firms in four different countries, according to my records: Canada, India, France and Germany.
     
  6. Owen

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    Does this help?
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  7. Tony Williams

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    It doesn't look like a cartridge case at all - most probably an artillery primer.
     

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