Help Identify! 1942 37 mm anti-tank round shell clear plastic projectile tip

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  1. #1 Posted Aug 12, 2017

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    What is this called? 37 mm anti-tank round shell clear plastic projectile tip. Bought this morning at a yard sale and the seller mentioned it was for aligning shells in the gun when changing out to a different caliber. He could not remember what it was called. Anyone have a idea? My 13 year old daughter was digging it and already claimed it. Darn it, I wanted it for my desk. Lol. I'm just happy she took interest in something I bought, she gets anything she wants that I bring home 3b7b90a7313e3ae2b4aca5010ff23085.jpg e728d8dcc12d12774c50aa251f3da43e.jpg e91b9c0aa7b169c5c73cb22a832af187.jpg 82b14492b27d2a3ac55d007b765bd491.jpg

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    Casing is just some brass a GI brought home the acrylic piece was probably added later to give it the appearance of an actual round, if you look the acrylic piece bulges at it's center and it should be the same OD as the neck of the casing. That's my guess and it's pretty cool just paint it black because that's the color for an armor piercing round.


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    ...please don't paint it :)
     
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    Not the brass just the acrylic.


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    Brass is W.W. 2 vintage (1942).
     
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    Make a small lava lamp out of it.
     
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    This thing looks perverted as it is...please don't paint it....especially don't paint it pink!!
     
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    Fixed it. All blacked out now f29776d0d99991ed8068fbb9820c56aa.jpg

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    Very cool! Now you have an inert AT round ready for display! Current AT rounds are a bit more advanced APFSDS DU rounds. For the civilians that's Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot Depleted Uranium!


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