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Unknown French/Belgium Shell Case 1953

Article about: Picked this shell up at a second hand shop in Belgium. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what its from? We think its french or Belgium and very roughly measures 3" across at the top.

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    Default Unknown French/Belgium Shell Case 1953

    Picked this shell up at a second hand shop in Belgium. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what its from?

    We think its french or Belgium and very roughly measures 3" across at the top. Made of Steel not Brass.

    Thanks
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    Hi Vicky,i can't help you with the shells origin i'm afraid,but I would suggest that the combination of beer,tent fabric and heavy artillery is a disaster waiting to happen! Leon.

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    Quote by FALLSCHIRMJAGER View Post
    Hi Vicky,i can't help you with the shells origin i'm afraid,but I would suggest that the combination of beer,tent fabric and heavy artillery is a disaster waiting to happen! Leon.
    I agree! Thats why we drink outside the tent

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    Hello,

    It's a french case for the 100mm navy gun mle 1953. The case was made by ARS (Atelier de construction de Rennes) but can't see the date, and was loaded by BR (Arsenal de Brest) in 1978.

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    Spoil yerselves! Get a bottle of Champer's to mix with the Cassis, you won't regret it!

    Plus, I bet it's fairly reasonable cost wise over there.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Spoil yerselves! Get a bottle of Champer's to mix with the Cassis, you won't regret it!

    Plus, I bet it's fairly reasonable cost wise over there.
    Ned, great minds think alike! Already accomplished!

    Domi33, thanks for the info! Will look great when i get home

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    Quote by edelweiss123 View Post
    Ned, great minds think alike! Already accomplished!

    Domi33, thanks for the info! Will look great when i get home
    Hi

    On these cases , the shells were often mounted with original WW2 German Zt Z Fuzes (modified) ,
    and stamped LIP .
    The german indications remains, with waffenamt eagle & swastika.

    regards

    on :
    escorteur d'escadre "Maillé-Brézé"

    the gun


    the shell + german fuze


    on :
    A bord du Cassard, le corsaire de la flotte | Mer et Marine

    100mm ammos




    the shell + german fuze


    the gun fires (see the two cases on the bottom)
    Last edited by kz11gr; 05-12-2013 at 12:39 AM.

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