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i picked this shell(no powder but the primer is still live) up yesterday and was wondering what exactly it is and what is worth. i tried to do some research but couldnt find anything.
any help would be much appreciated.

stamped on the copper band is "DRIGGS PATENT FFR?? 1892" after the ffr i cant really make out the other two letters/numbers they look like PS maybe P8
i dont really know. but below that on the copper band it says "MFG. BY THE Wm CRAMP & SONS S & E.B.Co."

ON THE HEAD STAMP IT SAYS "UMC Co. BRIDGEPORT, CONN. U.S.A. DRIGGS ORDINANCE Co. 1-94


THANKS IN ADVANCE
 

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Looks like a Navy 2pndr there were several manufactuers making these

For both the military and export. the shell head looks like a little short

it may have been added to the case at a later date, looks more like

a WWI 37mm Hotchkiss...
 

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Spanish-American War ammo

My google search indicates "Wm CRAMP & SONS S & E.B.Co." built ship hulls in the late 1800's.
Cramps shipyard reopened in 1940 and built ships up until WWII. Considering the size of the place before WWI, it's not too hard to see them using excess capacity to make copper driving bands for UMC.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/cramp.htm

In 1894, Union Metallic Cartridge was making shells for the Driggs Ordnance Company - who were peddling the Mk 2 1-pounder gun to the USN.
http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_1pounder_m1.htm

Item 4018 - Driggs-Schroeder Gun, 1894 - Drawings and a written description of the Driggs-Schroeder Rapid frre gun, (1 pounder, 3 pounder, 6 pounder 45 cal., and 6 pounder, 50 cal.) with information on the mechanism, info. on dismounting and assembling the gun, a listing of spare parts that should accompany the guns, a listing of tools that should be included in the accessory chests, and dimensional data on the guns. Two pages of drawings and six pages of written description are included. The drawings and text are extracted from Description of Modern Ordnance in the United States Navy, prepared by the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance in 1894. The work is reproduced on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, 9 pages, total.
http://www.spanamwar.com/storeartillery.htm

You can read about the testing in 1893 here
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9406E0DE173EEF33A25751C1A9669D94629ED7CF
 

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Believe that Remington purchased UMC about 1928 (?). They also purchased USCC,United States Cartridge Company and several smaller ammo firms in the 1920's-1930's.
 

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i picked this shell(no powder but the primer is still live) up yesterday and was wondering what exactly it is and what is worth. i tried to do some research but couldnt find anything.
any help would be much appreciated.

stamped on the copper band is "DRIGGS PATENT FFR?? 1892" after the ffr i cant really make out the other two letters/numbers they look like PS maybe P8
i dont really know. but below that on the copper band it says "MFG. BY THE Wm CRAMP & SONS S & E.B.Co."

ON THE HEAD STAMP IT SAYS "UMC Co. BRIDGEPORT, CONN. U.S.A. DRIGGS ORDINANCE Co. 1-94


THANKS IN ADVANCE
 
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