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Article about: Hi ! I got this one from my grandmother. She bought it after the war in the eastern part of the Netherlands (where she lived). Am I right when I say the shell is american? The engravings say

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    Hi !

    I got this one from my grandmother. She bought it after the war in the eastern part of the Netherlands (where she lived). Am I right when I say the shell is american?
    The engravings say:

    25PR II

    LA OT 2710

    61-F

    1944

    C.F.

    E.C.C.


    For which gun was the shell made for?
    any opinions?

    Thanks!

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    american or british i think its a 25pounder made in 1944Click image for larger version. 

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    tom

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    Thanks!

    Can you say anything about the value?

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    British 25prd. Value about 15 to 20.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    i would say possibly a bit more because it isn't your normal run of the mill item possibly a max of 30 if very lucky
    (i say that because trench art has been slowly increasing over the years)

    tom

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    Very nice OrangSoldier...Definitely british (Broad Arrow)...
    Regards, Thanos.

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    Sorry to disappoint re value - these are surprisingly common on French markets - don't usually bother with them at all now, as I am a collector and already have one nice example and they are never decorated - around 5 to 10 Euros regardless of whether made from WWI or WWII cases.

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    I agree! There is one for sale on a Belgian or Dutch forum at 25, coming down from 35 and still not sold.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Nice use of an old 25lber case

    As the others have said, British, made in 1944, 25lber gun, (the arrow on the base of the shell denotes the 'War department' which ID's it as for use in the British military).

    As for value, the only 2 I have bought were from car boot sales and both were less than 5 euros. They are very common.

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    Ok thanks for all the answers! I will keep it anyway... I may even use it :-P

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