*WW2, Dated 1943, 25PR Brass Shell Case, Made in Canada DB/C*
Large Brass shell case for a 25 PR gun.
10cm diameter base approx 9cm diameter at top, 3cm diameter fuse, 29cm tall. Marking on Base: 25PR II, DB/C (Maker), War Arrows, 1943.
‘DB/C’ indicating that it was produced by the Dominion Bridge Company, Canada
The 25-pounder, arguably the most versatile field gun during the Second World War, utilized a unique firing system. Its ammunition consisted of two parts—the projectile and the propelling charge, typically housed in a brass cartridge case with an integrated primer. The Mark II case, as described in the gun’s 1940 handbook, is crafted from solid-drawn brass, featuring a slight taper from the base to within 1.1 inches of the mouth, where it adopts a cylindrical shape. The recessed base is centrally bored and screw-threaded to accommodate the percussion primer. Additionally, it extends circumferentially to create a rim, facilitating automatic ejection by the breech mechanism extractor when the breech opens after firing.
Good used condition with age and service dings and marks. Please see photographs as part of the condition report.