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March 16, 2006

Whatizzit?

Okay, time for another "Whatizzit?" If I can keep it up, this might become a weekly schtick.

Up for your snipe hunt today is a really obscure and the Internet pickin's are slim. BIG CRED to anyone who gets it - with one possible exception, in a sense. If you served in the branches of the right armed force at the right time - you might well recognize it.

Two versions, same purpose.  Two rounds of ammunition.  On the left, the round and the casing.  On the right, the round (different version) in the casing.  In the center, a .38 caliber pistol round, in the foreground, a 1 Pound coin.  I'm being nice and giving you a size context!

Two versions, same purpose. Two rounds of ammunition. On the left, the round and the casing. On the right, the round (different version) in the casing. In the center, a .38 caliber pistol round, in the foreground, a 1 Pound coin. I'm being nice and giving you a size context!

Much credit for figuring out the probable purpose, Full Gonzo Credit if you can fully identify it. This is Real Grognard Stuff - unless you served in the branches of the right armed force at the right time.

Another view - also an important clue there - and the round on the right is similar.

Another view - also an important clue there - and the round on the right is similar.

Higher-res view - not that it will make that much difference, available here.

I'll put up hints as needed.

Mike L, Jim C., and Pete K. are *not* eligible to play, since I did a show and tell at work yesterday.

I tell ya, it's great to work someplace relaxed enough that when you tell your boss "I brought some grenades to work today!" their response is "Kewl! Show me!" rather than carefully backing away and calling Security... I wouldn't want to work in a place like the latter! Oh, and the grenades@work were on Tuesday, not yesterday. Just in case you were scratching your head trying to figure out how those things were big enough to be grenades. They aren't.

Now, after all that build-up, watch someone sail in and nail it early.

Update. Okay. Here's a hint that should seal the deal.