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Ground Dug German 20mm Cartridge, Need Help W/ Markings

Article about: Greetings everyone, I acquired this ground dug steel 20mm cartridge today, and I can not find much information about them. I figured this would be the perfect place to ask for help in identi

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    Default Ground Dug German 20mm Cartridge, Need Help W/ Markings

    Greetings everyone,

    I acquired this ground dug steel 20mm cartridge today, and I can not find much information about them. I figured this would be the perfect place to ask for help in identifying the markings. On the bottom it is marked "212 avu * WaA13", and on the projectile it is marked "x 2 34 44". I am assuming that "44" on the projectile is the year, but I am unsure of the rest. Can anyone help decipher the rest of the markings and the waffen amt? Any help would be appreciated!

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    It`s a 20x138b round,look here....german 20x138b - Google Search
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    The maker avu is Silva Metallwerke,Magdeburg..Are you sure the WaA marking isn`t WaA14 ?...Pete.
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    Thanks for the info Pete. The WaA marking clearly has a "3" at the end, but the first number could be a "1" or a "7". I'm almost positive that it is "WaA13" though. Thanks again.

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