Simon127 Posted 22 October , 2013 Share Posted 22 October , 2013 Hi All, I have been trying for some time to identify this German Naval shell casing and, more specifically, the type of weapon it was used in. I believe that it is a 6cm shell used by the Kaiserliche Marine as it bears the crowned M motif on the headstamp. I originally thought that it had been cut down from a larger shell for use as an ash tray but I have since come across several other naval issue examples that are the same height, suggesting that this is not the case (no pun intended!). I have uploaded some photos which show the headstamping typically encountered on these cases, and another photo of one which has been made into a rather ugly piece of maritime trench art, perhaps implying that the gun which fired it was used on a vessel. If anyone can help me with which weapon may have fired it and what sort of vessel (if applicable) I'd be most grateful. Many thanks, Simon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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