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    Can anyone identify these, I found them while digging on a beach on Crete while I was a little boy in the late seventies, have some more stuff also. lenghth is 14 cm:s and 2,6 cm at the base (uncleaned)

    Rgds Jan
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Solki2 032.jpg   Solki2 033.jpg  


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    Well they are MG cartridges of some description. They look like .50 cal cartridges but I can't be sure without seeing the headstamps.

    Can you take a photo of the markings of the base of the cartridges please ?

    Thanks

    Steve T

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    From those measurements it could be 20mmx139mm Hispano. HS pic would help.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Here is a pic of a 20 x 139 with a link,looks right?
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Looking closely at the links, and assuming the initial measurments are correct, it looks like old Zwerge gets the Cee-Gar!!

    Schmokin' Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Looking closely at the links, and assuming the initial measurments are correct, it looks like old Zwerge gets the Cee-Gar!!

    Schmokin' Ned.
    Thankyou for giving me the nod Ned,frightfully nice of you,I would still like to see the HS as the Germans manufactured and used this round as well as a few other countries.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    unusual thing about them.........why are spent rounds still in the disintigrating links ? Or were these non-disintigrating ??

    Steve T

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    The picture sure looks like a match!HS text says W S01 20x139 DM 1A1 2 -44-.

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    It should read LOS M ,not W SO1 , it is German manufactured.
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    unusual thing about them.........why are spent rounds still in the disintigrating links ? Or were these non-disintigrating ??

    Steve T
    My thoughts also Steve.

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