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I was wonderin if someone could tell me what this is. I was plowin and looked behind me and seen 2 things pokin out the ground. I was told by a few people it could be a bullet from an ole war. It weighs about 55 lbs. Any help would be appreciated.
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hmm
Looks like an artillery shell, BassSnatcher. I wouldn't hit the front end with a hammer .....
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yea
I knew it was some sort of artillery shell. Tryin to figure out where it came from. Was found here in tallulah
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google it.
Yes, probably from the time of the 'Great Northern Aggression'!
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artillery
Maybe 105x372R 105mm artillery round. Used in Vietnam for sure maybe other wars.
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?
How about a 1940's era anti-tank round!
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Live?
I have no idea, but it surely does look like some type of artillery round.

Even old ammo can be dangerous if this was some type of explosive projectile. I wouldn't play with it too much without getting some type of expert opinion of whether it could be dangerous or not.
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Red Jacket
Sounds like a good job for Red Jacket Fire Arms of Baton Rouge to figure out.
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yea
I have no clue what it is or what war its from. Does anyone know any experts up here around monroe. Because if it belongs in a museum then ill b glad to give it away.
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Pawn Shop
Bring it by a Pawn Shop, according to those new tv shows, them guys know everything about everything or has a buddy that can help them out.
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Sinker
It's a fishing sinker from the extinct HomoHumongous tribe that died out right after the Jurassic period.
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Found Object???
It does resemble an artillery round, there is a military museum in Monroe, by the airport.....or you could take it to Vicksburg to the civil war museum there.
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artillary shell!!
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.
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Puppy
I have no idea what that is but that sure is a fine looking puppy in your profile!
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hey
Man that is an artillery round. Don't know if live, don't know if it is a dummy round. Call the police and after they evacuate anyone within a couple of blocks radius they will send in the bomb squad. This is nothing to mess around with. Do not bring it to a pawn shop. Do not bring it anywhere. Call the police! That thing was designed to kill.
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I Agree with Mike G.
I am retired military and I am telling you that is an artillery round. It does not look to be fused. But, that does not necessarily mean that it is safe. Dependent upon what era it is actually from, any explosive that may be inside could possibly be quite unstable after all this time.

Do not move it! If it is a 105mm, that contains enough explosive to level your home.
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uxo!!!!
do like they sad call the police or local military base and ask for the eod unit!!!! just because it isnt fused not mean it not have he in it!!! i am stationed in ms and had a few kids find a old at4 round take it home and while washing a 4 wheeler in shed they sprayed the round it fell over and went off !!!! that looks to be a 105 artillary round they are deadly kill radious is 50 meters at lease that is nothing to mess with unless it is hollow and just the hull that thing could go off!!!! best of luck call ur local police !!!!!! if hollow clean it up paint it and use as door stop !! good luck !!!! and shells from that era not collectables they are millions around from ww1 to now !!!
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What was the 2ed thing you mentioned?
You have not been making any radical sorta neighbors MAD have ya ?? ,,, they may have planted an IED on ya!

I agree,, Call the pros. We don't wanna read about you and yours in the newspaper !
R
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Easy
That my friends this is a 105mm Artillery round. She is packed with enough explosives to rattle you eye teeth out from 500 yds. Get it the hell outta your house and off your property. If it is as old as it looks then its also as unstable. Call the locals it will give the bomb squad some practice
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Call it in
Its unexploded ordinance and needs to be handled by the proper authorities. I left EOD at Ft Polk a message and they should be calling me back. I would call your fire department and sherrifs office they will be able to get in contact with the EOD teams. Get your family out the hosue and dont mess with it. If i get any more info i will post it here....

Sgt Corey Donaldson
225 610 5645
Louisiana Army National Guard
Combat Engineer
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update
I spoke to a Capt Heywood at Ft Polk... He is with the 705th EOD Company.. he is going to look at the site and see if he can determine the round from the picture... if the OP sees this post please call the number i previously posted and leave your contact info.

very respectfully

Sgt Corey Donaldson
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Report this to local PD IMMEDIATELY
My name is CPT Heywood from the 705th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company at Fort Polk. A National Guard member saw this on your post and contacted us. You need to call the local Police department IMMEDIATELY! Have them call us at 337-531-5505 and we will respond to take care of it. Don't move it anymore than you already have.
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okaywe
Well I called the local sheriffs office and got no call back. It looks like its hollowed out. But I honestly dnt wanna take any chances. Is there a local bomb squad around the tallulah or monroe area. I appreciate all the info y'all are givin me.
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Keep us up dated
I for one would like to know the ending of this. It has history behind it and I think it would be interesting to hear how it all plays out.
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Thats awesome!!
Id take that thing out in the huntin club,get back with a high powered rifle,and see what kind of damage it would do ;)
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artillery shell
If my memory serves me...That looks like a 105 'Willie Pete' artillery shell which is a practice round...non lethal unless it falls on you. The tanks at Fort Polk shoot them. The ones you found might have been an 'OOPS' when a tank was given bad coordinates before they shot it. If the tip is gone that means it was a shoo-shoo...a dud! Kinda like an exploding golfball...nuthin but chalk. They make pretty good conversation pieces and they are not dangerous to handle unless you drop them on your toes..lol
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artillery shell
Would you please let all your adoring fans know what the outcome on that artillery round is! Thanks!
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Bass snatcher.... please read my post... that is the military EOD team that will be responding to any inquiries from the Local Police Departments. Please call them if you havent already.... or you can call me if you have any questions..

225 610 5645

Sgt Corey Donaldson
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its over
Well late yesterday evening I called the sheriffs office. They sent out a unit and he came and looked. Then he said let me make a fone call. Well needless to say the whole fire dpt and volunteers showed up and made us leave the house and that the bomb squad from fort polk military base was coming. We stayed outside for 6 hours and when they got here they loadedc it up and left. Without saying anything. Well I asked the local deputy what was said and he said its classified but all he can say is that its not supposed to be in the united states and that it was live. I appreciate everything y'all have posted on here.
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UFO'S
Wow man,you gonna dig up an UFO next,haha.

Talk about cool ,crazy,lucky huh?
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shell
See that! Shouldnt have called them.You could have cleared you a food plot real quick lol
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Good Deal,,
You oughta thank the Man upstairs that the plow did not set that thing off,, or it did not decide to go to pieces whilest you were toting it around......
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Jealous
Makes me wish my mother in law would start plowing fields...
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What food plot?
Instant pond!
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practice round
no explosive in that round, used for practice.
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'Willie Pete'
artillery shell

If my memory serves me...That looks like a 105 'Willie Pete' artillery shell which is a practice round...non lethal unless it falls on you. The tanks at Fort Polk shoot them. The ones you found might have been an 'OOPS' when a tank was given bad coordinates before they shot it. If the tip is gone that means it was a shoo-shoo...a dud! Kinda like an exploding golfball...nuthin but chalk. They make pretty good conversation pieces and they are not dangerous to handle unless you drop them on your toes..lol

Willie Pete is the acronym for White Phosphorous, definitely not a practice round.

I'm glad it's over. When I was a kid, we found an old pineapple grenade on the river batture at Audubon Park. The fuse mechanism was missing and it had no explosives in it, but my Dad was concerned for a bit.
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bass snatcher??
was the top open and hollow on the inside?? if it was,it couldn't explode and somebody just got them a good souvenir??? if it wasn't, different story!!!
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Tallulah
I don't know if they had anything like that back in the old Civil War days, but some of the Battle of Vicksburg was fought over in Tallulah.
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war trophy
Man they stole one hell of a collectable from you haha that or TSA and Customs and Boarder Patrol really suck at their job I think both Its probably wasnt live if it was and you hit it with the dozer odds are it would have gone off especially if it is old and 'unstable' I am a combat engineer active duty in the Marine Corps ( large part of my job is explosives )
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what is it?
Looks like an artillery round we use to shoot off the USS New Jersery with 110 # powder bags.Would get that thing checked out....
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