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Article about: This shell was given to me, but I cannot find info on it. Any idea what weapon it was used in? Was this made in Berndorf, Germany or Austria? Thanks. Tom

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    This shell was given to me, but I cannot find info on it. Any idea what weapon it was used in? Was this made in Berndorf, Germany or Austria? Thanks.
    Tom
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    Is it possible that this shell was used in the 77mm Feldkanone M96?
    Tom

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    Hi Tom, looks like it is marked 8cm M16.

    Cheer, Ade.

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    Hi Ade, I also thought so at first, but the "m" in the possible "cm" actually has three humps instead of two. The inside diameter of the shell is also 77mm. I cannot find anything on the net to compare to. A lot of photos of the gun, but not the ammo!
    Tom

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    So it does....

    I have a 77mm in my collection. Dated April 1917 and maker marked "Polte Magdeburg". I only have the one basic pic of it on file.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi Ade. Thanks , nice round you have.
    Could you possibly tell me the measurement of the shell so that I can compare? Mine measures 77mm I.D; 79mm O.D (both at open end); Base is 87mm and the length of shell with base is 230mm.
    Tom

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    Just about to have my dinner. But I will get it out and measure it later tonight.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks Ade, but no hurry. Let it not be said that I stand between a man and his food.
    Tom

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    Hi Tom, back now fed and watered.

    Not quite a match. The internal / external measurements are 75/77mm. But the overall length I get is 2mm shorter. The base measures 89mm.

    Cheers, Ade.

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