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Trench Art ID Please

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    If anyone can help with the identification of this shell please.



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    4 pounder.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I think it might be from a French 75mm Gun

    Rob

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    thank you !!
    is "1911" the year it was made? so would be ww1 ?
    sorry for the questions, im a complete noob to these items.
    thanks again for the info so far.

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    Quote by gaz30 View Post
    thank you !!
    is "1911" the year it was made? so would be ww1 ?
    sorry for the questions, im a complete noob to these items.
    thanks again for the info so far.
    The 1911 probably is a date, and I am fairly sure this is a WWI shell case. I don't know enough about these to give a definite answer. The 75mm Field Gun was the primary French field artillery piece during WWI. It was also used by the US and to some extent by the UK.

    I am going by the "75 DE C", which, as far as i know, is a French 75mm marking.

    Rob

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    Not too sure about the identification of the case, I'll leave that to the people that know what they're talking about... However the part that interests me is the engraving that on this one looks to be very faint. I don't know if its just me but I think the Royal Artillery Cap Badge is engraved towards the top of it. Any other ideas?

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Hi Gaz, and welcome to the forum!

    It is indeed a French 75.

    75 DEC = 75 mm De Campagne.

    Danny, I would agree, an RA cap badge. Well spotted.

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    hi thanks very much for the help. it's brilliant to know the history of this.
    to think that some guy painstakenly hammered the pattern out nearly 100 years ago.
    anyway for the people interested in the engraving ive unloaded some more pics. I really dont have a clue about these thing. i picked it up at a charity shop.








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    Hi
    nice piece of trench art you have, if only these pieces could talk what a story they could tell.
    dave.

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    And if you want to own it, it's for sale

    WW1 ROYAL ARTILLERY 75mm Trench Art shell Made in france 1911 | eBay

    Rob

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