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Unmarked artillery shell case.


Dave66

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Hello all, would appreciate a little help on this one.

just given this, but stumped as the base looks totally unmarked.

length 280mm,

Diameter of base 86mm,

Top diameter approx 75mm (a bit distorted)

The base looks to be stepped, similar to the 18 pdr

 

Cheers all,

 

Dave.

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Long shot...has anybody seen a similar primer, that can at least give an indication to country of origin.

 

Apparently this was dug up by the lady's father in their garden years ago, they lived on the south coast, and am starting to wonder if this has been reworked for use on costal defences??

 

Dave.

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It looks like a WWI French M1897 75mm case, but if so it's been cut down as they measure 350mm long. 

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4 hours ago, peregrinvs said:

It looks like a WWI French M1897 75mm case, but if so it's been cut down as they measure 350mm long. 

Many many thanks, you're a star.

That explains the dimensions not matching anything I'd previously researched.

Just found a similar cut down and unmarked one here...http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/ordnance-ammo/short-french-75mm-shell-case-699803/

 

Dave

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