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What type of shell is this? And is it dangerous?

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I have a shell in my shed, (Just the projectile part) I found in the gutter when I was a kid. It's a 75mm shell, if I remember right. It's shaped like a rifle bullet. It's about 10 inches long. The bottom part is steel, the top part looks like aluminium, but has a plastic-like feel to it, so I assume it's supposed to deform and set off some explosive. OR, it's just a model. The bottom part has the remains of blue paint on it, which I assume means it was either used as a door-stop, or the color is to signify either what type of shell it is, or whether it's live or not.

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Really? If in any doubt, leave well alone and contact the Police immediately!

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I agree, contact the Police. Unexploded ordnance still poses a risk of detonation. If there are any visible features showing, such as markings, colour or shape, please describe them when reporting the item as this may help with identification.

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Ahh, I was told recently the fact it's blue is to show that it's inert and is for training. I should probably get it looked at then, I guess. Oh, would a photo help? I still wanna know what it is exactly.

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When you mentioned you collected sea shells, I thought you meant........
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The explosive could become very unstable with age, only an idiot would handle them

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"This massive explosive hasn't been blown up yet! I'll just carry this home with me...."

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