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    I picked these shell up theother day,#1 shell is approx 5 ¾ inches tall (with the projectile) and the head stamp is marked “Potz&Sand-Monheim-63-18-SP61, and the other one is marked” “Potz&Sand-Monheim-38-18-SP61.
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    Shell#2 is 3 5/8 inches tall and 4 3/16 inches wide and the head stamp is marked “FN (in a circle)-10-NOV1916-HL (over)27.
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    The first is a WW1 German 20mm Becker Round... The second seems to be a Belgian FN 15cm round... The third and 4th. I have no idea.... The 5th. is French 37mm.. The Becker rounds are rare first 20mm aircraft cannon round ever.......BILL
    Last edited by Bill Grist; 08-14-2009 at 12:32 PM.
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Shell#3 is approx 8 7/8 inches tall and the head stamp is only marked with a letter “N”
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    Shell#4 is approx 3 ½ inches tall and the head stamp is marked “ A v-10.
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    Shell #5 approx 5 ¾ inches tall (with the projectile) and the head stamp is marked “37-85,ZPDPs,300,9-16. Is this one a WW1 French 37mm shell?
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    #5 Is indeed a 37mm French shell of WW1 Period...BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Bill-Thanks for the good information. You said that the Becker rounds are rare, I gave 50 US dollars for the lot, did I over pay for the group?

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    Bill-Thanks for the good information. You said that the Becker rounds are rare, I gave 50 US dollars for the lot, did I over pay for the group?
    Heck no the Becker rounds are worth at least 50$ Each...BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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