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Article about: An unknown cartridge found in waters off south coast (Dorset) No info availible, would like some please. dimensions 14mm wide at base height 77mm. any help would be great.

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    An unknown cartridge found in waters off south coast (Dorset)

    No info availible, would like some please.

    dimensions 14mm wide at base height 77mm.

    any help would be great.
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    Last edited by Adrian Stevenson; 03-24-2012 at 10:59 PM.

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    Looks like a French Lebell to me. Correct me if i'm wrong.

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    Hello
    that's right, 8 mm Lebel
    can you read the marks ?
    cordially
    Didier

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    how old?postwar?around edge looks like a 2 a 5 or s a 9 or 6 a number in front of an m and forgot to mention the head is coated in a gold type colour coating.dave
    Last edited by moaning minnie; 03-18-2012 at 12:07 PM. Reason: add more info

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    Hi,
    Nice old round, i have a lebell from W.W.1 i think they were used in both wars.
    dave.

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    hi dave ye its pretty cool did lebell make postwar?how did it end up in the channel?dave.

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    Hello
    more explanations here:
    l'armement mondial, les cartouches
    Didier

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    I wonder if its a souvenir, thrown overboard by a soldier on his way back to blighty

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    Hi,
    this is an old Lebell round i got many years ago in london when i was a teenager, it is still my favourite round. They carved these to prey to in the trenches, i bet it could tell a good story if it could talk.
    dave.

    The round reads ART.U
    12
    AFT.r
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    Thats a nice item, I like the human touch, very poignant

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