Garden ammo?

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So the wife is digging up the garden area, getting ready for spring and found something interesting.

It looks to be almost the exact same size as a 20mm shell I have. (In the pictures below)

The primer seems to be sticking out the back about half an inch and it's corroded so badly I can't see a difference between the case and bullet.

Not something she was expecting to find...


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If that is a shell and not a bigass plumbob, it's a 20×138mm belted antitank round from WW2. Probably a training round or dummy 'cause it's all steel. Dunno what that thing is sticking out where the primer should be.
 

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I looked up some sites that showed German aircraft 20 mm ammo . . . Could be one of theirs ? (Brought back by a vet ?) Their ammo showed a large gap at the back end very similar to yours . My 2 cents

Try inert-ord.net
 
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If that is a shell and not a bigass plumbob, it's a 20×138mm belted antitank round from WW2. Probably a training round or dummy 'cause it's all steel. Dunno what that thing is sticking out where the primer should be.

maybe someone used a 20x138mm belted antitank round as a plumb bob? [smile]

It isn't solid steel, when you shake it, you hear something inside moving around (like sand or powder).
 

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Plant it back in the garden. Maybe it'll grow an ammo plant!!
Pick em early and they're .22s. Wait till the end of the season they're 50 cals!
Don't forget to save seeds for next year
 
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Classic application for "google image search" - "antique plumb bobs" turns up LOTS of pictures of peoples' collections.
While it does not match your example, I thought the one on the right was compelling! [rofl]


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Put it in a vice,and hit the primer looking thing with a hammer.If it goes off then you will know what it is.
 
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