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Article about: Gentlemen, need help finding blueprint/replicating dimensions for a German WW1 77mm projectile. Have a brass shell casing would like to have a aluminum dummy made for it. Thanks

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    Gentlemen, need help finding blueprint/replicating dimensions
    for a German WW1 77mm projectile. Have a brass shell casing
    would like to have a aluminum dummy made for it. Thanks

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    Hi,
    heres mine, brass shell casing, marked 'SEPT 1917' 'St' '77' and what looks to be a stylised 'AWDT', the rest is relic/ground dug. I seem to remember Adrian having one in better condition and marked, i can supply close ups and measurements if required.
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    Oradour,
    Thats great! When you get a chance sometime Measure how much is in the brass, and how much is sticking out.
    Will fake it from there. Thanks for the pic!

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    Is this any help.

    z4
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    HMshooter, the diagram above provided by zephyr4 is spot on to measurments i have taken of my 7.7cm shell. Notice the red band this is the rifleing bandring, a bronze part set into the cast iron cast shell sleeve, see photo 1, the typical fuze usually used with explosive and gas shells on the 77mm was the type KZ14, typical markings, fb, Vorst, mv, and n/A, made of alloy with a steel nose, photo 2. These fuzes are available and can be found for sale on sites such as e-bay or gunbroker.com, i would buy one of these rather than have a dummy made. Notice how the fuze is screwed to the cast shell sleeve. This cast iron sleeve was often marked to I.D. its contents and use (something i havnt got round to doing on mine!).
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