Another 105mm Shell Project:

Discussion in 'Caliber Zone' started by IBCW, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. IBCW

    IBCW Member Member

    A couple years ago, I took an old 80's steel tank 105mm casing and turned it into an Army display:

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    Now I have an old 70's AC-130 105mm Howitzer casing that I plan on
    turning into an Air Force Display.

    I'll share pics with you guys when I'm done.
     
  2. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Cool beans.....pics of the process please......
     

  3. IBCW

    IBCW Member Member

    Sure, I can show you guys my progress......Here's a pic of the original shell casing...as you can see...it has about 40 years of rust..lol

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    I sanded the crap out of it and then put a good Rust stopper primer on it:

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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2015
  4. IBCW

    IBCW Member Member

    Put a coat of Enamel paint on the casing....now just waiting for my projectile.

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  5. IBCW

    IBCW Member Member

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    FINALLY....got my projectile.....slapped some primer on it......
     
  6. IBCW

    IBCW Member Member

    ALL done! What do you guys think of my collection?

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  7. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    Nice, but do the go boom?
     
  8. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    I thought the one on the right was a beer bottle at fists glance.
     
  9. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    Me, too. They look Damn good, though.
     
  10. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    They are great, but it is still a beer bottle in my demented mind.
     
  11. IBCW

    IBCW Member Member

    Thanks guys, The Army Shell was fired out of a M-60 tank during the early 80's.....Air Force shell was fired out of a Howitzer mounted in a C-130 gunship during mid 70's.....30mm shell was fired out of a A-10 thunderbolt gatlin gun.....the projectiles of the two big rounds were fashioned out of wood by a wood shop in Cali...after a little paint...hard to tell the difference. Did this to honor my Dad and two brothers who all served...plus I thought they looked cool!