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July 03, 2004

Answer to the Challenge.

Oddly enough, none of the usual characters were players this time. But we did have a new crop, two of whom got the right answer! Here's the original post.

Martin got in with the first correct answer, and Neil came in with the correct answer too, after thinking about it across a couple of emails.

Here they are, with a 12 Gauge blank for scale.

High res shot is here if you have the bandwidth.

Here's the 81mm, standing next to a round. Inserted. High-res shots here and here.

Here's the 60mm, standing next to a round. Inserted. High-res shots here and here.

These are WWII primers, made by Winchester. They look just like shotgun rounds, and are made the same way, but have a different, hotter burning powder in them.

Thanks to those of you who chose to try (or got there in time, as I know some of you were traveling this weekend.