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Frajohn

Looking for an I.D for this sniper's shield found on the Somme. The main body is about 600mm wide x 380mm high. It is about 10mm thick and much heavier than the commonly seen German ones with a similar shape. Note the two thick spikes below and the two loop handles on the back.

 

Many thanks for any suggestions

 

Kind regards

 

John

 

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Chasemuseum

One of the German variations. Includes various design features and general appearance of the 1916 shield with the heavier construction of the 1917-18 shield

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Frajohn

Thank you for the information

 

kind regards

 

John

 

 

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KIRKY
22 hours ago, Frajohn said:

Looking for an I.D for this sniper's shield found on the Somme. The main body is about 600mm wide x 380mm high. It is about 10mm thick and much heavier than the commonly seen German ones with a similar shape. Note the two thick spikes below and the two loop handles on the back.

 

Many thanks for any suggestions

 

Kind regards

 

John

 

40161676173_f3895ef10d_o.jpg

 

 

 

46212550155_ba33fd7a8f_o.jpg

Hi was it a field find?

Tony

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Frajohn

Hi Tony

 

Originally, yes

 

kind regards

 

John

 

 

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Mark Finneran

Are you going to renovate or leave as is?

Mark

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Frajohn

Mark

 

It belongs to a friend in UK. I believe he intends to sell it, as is

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John

 

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