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Designed and used in WW1 and still in use circa 1932. Some links below will give the general idea. The last link shows a later round with the impact fuse exposed the copper cap could have been from either an early stokes or the later design after WW1.

 http://www.militaryfactory.com/smallarms/detail.asp?smallarms_id=651
http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/smortar.htm
//www.google.co.uk/search?q=stokes+mortar+bomb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=BWq_UqqsH8WthQeF_YHoBA&ved=0CDgQsAQ&biw=792&bih=453
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30024236

http://riv.co.nz/rnza/hist/mortar/mort7.htm

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You learn some thing new everyday it is a good day.
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ill agree with that , and it is indeed a good day , thanks everyone , im still curious what the OP has ?????????
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I had a blinding revelation whilst discussing the "cap" with Shamu! We're all totally wrong it's actually a " CEREAL OR SOUP BOWL FOR A GARDEN GNOME"  Q HOADIE STAGE LEFT!!!  LOL
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And here I thought it was an officer's shot glass or cup.
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Or a condom.

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And here I thought it was an officer's shot glass or cup.
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Oh man, I could expand on that comment but I won't out of respect for all the gnomes who frequent this site....
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Go a head, gnomes do not mind.

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here is what we talked of in the bore inspection device , you can clearly see its brass and a bit different than the OP item , 

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