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Russian Shell Case Made in Britain?

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NorthStaffsPOW

Hi all. I picked this up today and while as a piece of trench art it is pretty basic, I was intrigued by the markings on the base. While it appears to have been made in 1916 by Vickers, Sons & Maxim (VSM - the M is partially rubbed out) there are what I believe are Russian Cyrillic markings at 6 o'clock. Also it seems that the hole for the primer has been blanked off. Possibly it was never finished? Could anyone provide any more information on this case? Many thanks.

 

 

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trajan

Perhaps that is a Greek letter 'G' - gamma? But the KM are not Greek.

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