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Hi

I have just been given this shell case by my dad and im interested to know more about it.

Stamped on the end is

AEG

NOV 1915

ST

112

a very small stamp looks like 51

i think the AEG was a German manufacturer but that's about it,

What gun did it go in etc?

Many thanks

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Hi

I have just been given this shell case by my dad and im interested to know more about it.

Stamped on the end is

AEG

NOV 1915

ST

112

a very small stamp looks like 51

i think the AEG was a German manufacturer but that's about it,

What gun did it go in etc?

Many thanks

Welcome to the Forum,

AEG., were a German WW1 Aircraft manufacturer - Allgemaine Elektrizitats-Gesellschaft, perhaps they also made munitions, or this particular type of shell was used in a German aircraft.

I am sure we have ammunition experts in the Forum, who will be glad to provide you with the other information.

Regards,

LF

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Thanks for the welome, i have spent all afternoon on the site it is very interesting reading.

Yes, this Forum is very interesting and informative, with lots of great information on just about every WW1 subject imaginable given willingly by a lot of nice people, and

I am sure someone will be getting back with you on your shell case.

Regards,

LF

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Hello -

"AEG" is indeed the marking of Allegemeine Electrizitats Gellschaft.

If your shell case is 230mm long, it is for the 77mm field gun, either the model FK96 or the FK16. These were the standard field artillery pieces used by Germany during WWI. To collectors, the shell case is designated 77x230, and it is the most commonly-found type of German shell case found here in the US.

"St" indicates "stark" - a strengthened shell case.

Regards, Torrey

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AEG., were a German WW1 Aircraft manufacturer - Allgemaine Elektrizitats-Gesellschaft ...

"AEG" is indeed the marking of Allegemeine Electrizitats Gellschaft.

The correct spelling is actually Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft, retaining the archaic spelling of the word that is now written as 'Elektrizitäts-' in modern German orthography.

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