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German Artillery Shell Ashtray Questions

Article about: I have a ashtray my grandfather (US Army Air Force) brought back which is made from Weimar/Nazi era artillery shell and 3 French coins. I don't know which side made it, I'm posting this here

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    Default German Artillery Shell Ashtray Questions

    I have a ashtray my grandfather (US Army Air Force) brought back which is made from Weimar/Nazi era artillery shell and 3 French coins. I don't know which side made it, I'm posting this here just because the shell is of German origin. I was wondering if anyone could give me more info on it?
    - Was it produced in violation of the Treaty of Versailles? I can't find a definition of Light or Heavy artillery in the treaty.
    - Why is the case head Weimar era but the primer is Nazi era?-
    Did the Nazi's reload artillery shells in the field, similar to metallic cartridge reloading?
    - Did they just not bother to load the shell until the Nazi's took power?
    - Can anyone name the gun/s it was likely shot out of?
    Thanks.

    The case head is marked:
    "P" with a animal symbol (lion, dragon, something mythical?)
    A stylized letter "R"
    1926
    5
    10cm vz14/19

    The primer is marked:
    M35s
    "Dc" inside a circle, the numbers "28" and "40" next to it
    "88D" inside a cricle, the numbers "14" and "4.0" next to it
    A bird carrying a swastika, with "WBA728" underneath it, this is stamped twice.


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    Default Re: German Artillery Shell Ashtray Questions

    The shell case is Czech - the animal next to the "P" marking is the Czech Lion. The "vz" is Czech - means model.

    The Germans of course acquired all the Czech army equipment and manufacturing plants such as Skoda so they could have re-primed the shell case.

    The captured Czech 100mm light howitzer was known as the leichte Feldhaubitze 14/19 (t) or in Czech the vz 14/19.

    Various Google references here:

    czech vz 14/19 - Google Search

    and a photo

    http://www.vanderweel.info/atlantikw...10cm_14-19.jpg

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    Default Re: German Artillery Shell Ashtray Questions

    Thanks alot Richie.

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