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1916 dated German shellcase

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    A recent pickup for my wife for her upcoming birthday.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    That's one hell of a pastry cutter Jerry, you old romantic you....
    '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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    My wife wouldn't be too thrilled with this.

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    Quote by douglas2496 View Post
    My wife wouldn't be too thrilled with this.
    I got her a plate as well.

    Verdun 1916 Commemorative plate

    And she collects WWI items.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Is that a 220mm Howitzer case ?

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    Quote by Gary J View Post
    Is that a 220mm Howitzer case ?
    I don't know Gary, but I don't think it is, as it is only circa 110mm in diameter, so a 105mm would be my guess. Hopefully someone who knows about these will comment at some stage. I found it strange that it is not marked in a similar manner to the 18 pounder cases I own, though I think it is typical for WWI German cases to not be marked.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I've got a 220mm ... it's like an elephants foot in size !!

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    Quote by Gary J View Post
    I've got a 220mm ... it's like an elephants foot in size !!
    I was going to post some innuendo type comments but I will just ask is it marked?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    If the case is a 10.5cm example it was probably used in one of these.

    German 10.5cm Le FH16 Howitzer Walkaround - Landships WW1 Forum

    Regards, 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
    If the case is a 10.5cm example, Regards, Ned.
    Gents, Ned is correct.....I have a small collection of these shell cases...7.7cm, 10.5cm and the one Gary has, the elephants foot ! great for storing umbrellas in ! and one complete 7.7cm case and shell.
    I will be listing them shortly on classifieds...
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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