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Article about: I found this casing some time a go in the ardennes on a WW2 battlefield. Also there has been some fighting in the beginning of WW1. It has the same dimensions as a german 7.92 but the headst

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    I found this casing some time a go in the ardennes on a WW2 battlefield.
    Also there has been some fighting in the beginning of WW1.
    It has the same dimensions as a german 7.92 but the headstamp reads 7 15 s67 F
    Can someone help me out?
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    WW2Hunter
    15 = year of production - 1915;
    7 = month of the year of production - July;
    S67 = material of casing: S - brass, copper content (%): 67;
    F = manufactured code .

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    WW2Hunter
    15 = year of production - 1915;
    7 = month of the year of production - July;
    S67 = material of casing: S - brass, copper content (%): 67;
    F = manufactured code .
    I think if you look closely you will find that is not an F but a P and is for Polte of Magdeburg Germany.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    I looked closer and the F might be a P, the letter has some dammage.
    So a german WW1 cartridge it is, but what it was doing or how it got there I don't know.
    The fighting during WW1 was further up north...
    Thanx for the info you guy's,
    Regards,
    Steven

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    It didn't have to be during fighting, it could have been dropped anytime.

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    Hello-several possibilities-someone took a shot at an enemy aircraft flying over or an animal (wild or farm) as food or sport or perhaps just shooting practice-military ammunition not likely to be used by civilians as the French don't allow military calibre rifles for the general populace-too many revolutions in those parts over the years!

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    It's not the first time I found casings that didnt fit with the written history or the research I did on the battle's in the area.
    For example 4 .303's fired by a bren in an area, where there were no brittish troops involved in the fighting(99.9% sure).
    Over 30 7.92mm casings on the edge of a village on a US position, where the Germans never got to, because they were pushed back, more than 3 miles from that location.(reffering to the history books)
    I have still a few that have to be ID'd, will post pictures ASAP.
    I know there are too many possibility's and variables on how they got there. It just makes me even more curious.

    Regards and I appreciate all the help,

    Steven

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