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Verdun 37mm tank shell?

Article about: Came across the in an antique store, I believe itís a 37mm tank shell from what I have researched. It measures 6 5/8Ē tall and diameter is approx. 1 3/8Ē. Itís engraved with VERDUN with a sh

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    Came across the in an antique store, I believe itís a 37mm tank shell from what I have researched. It measures 6 5/8Ē tall and diameter is approx. 1 3/8Ē.

    Itís engraved with VERDUN with a shield and the number 57, the other side says RENNES alongside of an anchor with the world pictured in the center. The bottom is stamped 37-85 PDPs 154 and 1.17. Sorry for the pictures, the best I could do.

    Should I clean this up and polish it or leave as is?

    Thank, Richard

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    Personally, id leave it as it as it has a nice patina and cleaning may well rub of the inscription. Try not to put your fingerprints on the brass as it may tarnish it.
    Very nice piece of trench art!

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    I have a piece of Boer War trench art on a shell, that once upon a time would have been a gorgeous item with lovely detailing, but because someone has over polished you can only see the inscriptions if you look really hard.

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    PDP = PDP Parc díArtillerie de Place de Paris

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    Very nice do not clean it.
    I remember finding a case of those in the river in Fer-en-tardenois France.
    chris

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    Chris, you are everywhere !! I know this place !

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    The 57 th inf Rgt was at Verdun between the 5 th of mai and the 21 of the month .
    Every French Regiment MUST go to Verdun.
    Les Franais Verdun - 1916

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    Quote by lebus12 View Post
    Chris, you are everywhere !! I know this place !
    It is about 1 hour from Paris.
    Not too many people around looking for stuff.
    chris

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    Quote by lebus12 View Post
    I will take you to my places next time I am in France.
    Meuse Argonne Really good.
    chris

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