February 27, 2012 at 7:15pm
that looks just like the artillary shell, i have, but mine is mint, with a plaque on it!!! my father got it, because he worked at a shell plant all during ww2!! at the end of the war, each employee was given one for a souvenir for the great work they did to help win the war!!! of course, it's not loaded, the top is open, with no projectile!! is the top of yours open and threaded on the inside? thats where the projectile would be screwed in. don't know what size shell casing it is, but it probably weighs about 50-55lbs.