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Article about: Hello to everyone. I would like to know what shell is this. The only stamps are the date, 1936 and a little star. As you can see the projectile is heavily corroded. The shell is about 49mm h

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    Hello to everyone.
    I would like to know what shell is this. The only stamps are the date, 1936 and a little star.
    As you can see the projectile is heavily corroded. The shell is about 49mm high.
    From my search i could not find anything like it.
    Thank you for any help and information.
    Stratos
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    As stated, it is an 8x50R lebel made by Hirtengerger of Austria. The headstamp also appears on 6.5mm carcano rounds made for Italy.

    The Greeks were a large user of 8mm Lebel between the wars and used ammunition from several contractors including Hirtenberger and Kynoch.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Thank you very much guys.
    So this round might be for our Gras rifle. I have read that during the italian invasion in Greece we (the Greeks) still had 60.000 Gras rifles. More info here A history of military equipment of Modern Greece (1821 - today): (1877-1949) Gras rifle

    I am so excited

    Thanks again.
    Stratos

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