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Aunt Bertha from Germany is visiting us

Article about: Big Bertha is here! And it is a twin. Couldn't wait to make a pic when they arrived. I'll make better one's today, of those two 38cm SK L/45 Max. Rescued from a cellar, where they have been

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    and here is the other one;
    prussian artillery officers pickelhaube
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Cool pair of cases

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    Found this to give us a sense of scale.----
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Aunt Bertha from Germany is visiting us  
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    I never came across any (big bertha's) as well. An actually didn't search for any. I just stumbled on those...
    You will never stumble across any over on this side of the pond.....too big to fit in a Doughboy ' s duffle bag

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    ...it all depends on how tall (or small) the soldier is... (lol!!)
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Great find of one these massive shell cases. It deserves a clean, even though we usually like patina.

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    Just a WOW from me!!!!
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    René

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    "Just think of the Trench art lamp or ashtray you could make out of one of those."
    I showed the picture to my wife and that was the first thing out of her mouth.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Aunt Bertha could stuff four dozen Lillies in that vase.

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    Thanks.
    I am goign to leave them as they are for the moment.
    However I cleaned a bit the area's of the markings, because you could barely see any.
    And it turned out both are KM (just need to find the proper KM mark...) and one was made by Polte Magdburg, the other by Patronenfabric Karlsruhe. Both 1917.
    That fact gives it a extra dimension to me, having one of each factory...
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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