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Help to ID Bulett casings found in France

Article about: 9 bulett casings in Brittany the brocilande / paimpiont forest area near to mauron. One of the casings on the base as T over E then opposite 4 opposite a 5 over 2. Another one as on base a T

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    tonywilliams
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    Default Help to ID Bulett casings found in France

    9 bulett casings in Brittany the brocilande / paimpiont forest area near to mauron.

    One of the casings on the base as T over E then opposite 4 opposite a 5 over 2.

    Another one as on base a T over F opposite C then other side 4 opposite 4. Thats all I can make out.

    The sizes are 155 mm all found within 6 feet of each other.
    Pics are not the best will try and get some better ones.

    Any ideas ?

    Tony
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture 2 bullet casings 001.jpg  

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    Tony

    At first glance they look like either .30cal American cartridges or 7.92mm German.

    However, the headstamps bear no resemblance to either. The only reference I can find for TE is a French manufacturer. The other headstamp I cannot ID at all.

    Can you take some better photos and include some of the headstamps themselves ?

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    tonywilliams
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    Thanks Steve,

    i will get some better pics tonight.....another one I have cleaned up reads on the base E then opposite D then on top 4 and on bottom 5

    Tony

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    155mm is a little to big for a .30 or a 7.92mm round. In fact thats bigger than a .50 or a 20mm round. Is 155mm correct?

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    Did you mean 55mm long?They could be 7.5x54mm French MAS.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    LOL !!

    I didn't even read that bit about their size !!

    155mm is rather large. A .50cal cartridge is 100mm from base to lip.

    This could explain why I don't understand the headstamp codes, and why there is 'space' to have a........ 'T over F' or '5 over 2'.

    As a comparison,. a 1943 British 2 pounder case I have is 160mm tall.

    Curious

    Steve T

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