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World War 1 88mm case

Article about: Hi all, My travelling salesman called round to my house with some new shells for me. One of them is a 1914 dated 88. It is made from steel with a brass base. The dimensions match the shells

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    Hi Guy,
    He gets alot of militaria all the time, I buy some of it, I'll have a chat with him and, as long as he agrees, see what he can get for you. He travels the country visiting estate sale auctions, he buys and sells a lot of different collectables. What are you after, and I'll ask him? He only charges a few pounds on top of the original cost, ie my shell only cost him a tenner, and he added on the other six pounds
    Regards, Simon.
    simon thats the kind of man you want to know, and what a lovely shell and even better price

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    Ewan thanks. Its quite an evocative shell. Gets you thinking of its history, which boat, what was it fired at, what life was like on an early u-boat, etc etc
    Cheers, Simon.

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    Hello Simon,
    Thats very kind of you. I keep thinking about collecting just one or two types of militaria but being a bit of a magpie I can't bring myself to specialise, difficult to part with things!
    I'm an ex submariner which is why your case caught my eye.
    All best,
    Guy.

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    Funny that between the wars they chose to significantly cut down the case size for the U-boot gun, and even stranger that what was ammunition designed as a gunboat and U-boot gun turned out to be perfect for a high-altitude anti-aircraft gun... that surely makes the 8,8cm 'Flak18' one of the most versatile cartridges ever?

    Actually, now that I think about it, I'm surprised that it's brass-coated steel but dated 1914- during WWII, steel for cartridge cases is always suggested to be a cost savings measure, but in 1914, especially for a naval gun, solid brass would've seemed to be the most appropriate. I wonder just why this one is steel then- perhaps the wartime pressure cost savings idea isn't as simple as is seems...
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Quote by shadowwolf View Post
    Hi all,
    My travelling salesman called round to my house with some new shells for me. One of them is a 1914 dated 88. It is made from steel with a brass base. The dimensions match the shells used on first world war u-boat deck guns
    It is nearly the same dimensions as my WW2 88mm flak case. I have photographed them together so they can be compared.
    Regards to all, Simon.
    Hello, Belgium here,

    Last week, I found two identical cases in a "scrapheap" of old brass by the local scrap dealer. I didn't know what it was, so I bought both of them for the price of old brass. I've googled around but couldn't find any information about them..maybe these are also U-boot cases??

    Both are made of brass, 88mm and about 22 Inch high (562 mm).

    The first one is marked on the bottom :

    PATRONENFABRIK KARLSRUHE, JULI 1918, SP255 and 110

    The second one :

    PATRONENFABRIK KARLSRUHE, JULI 1917, SP255 and 28

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    Greetings

    Bert

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    Nice find. WW1 German ammo is always interesting.

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    Here are two complete German WW1 navy FLAK rounds. both shell and case marked X-1917.

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    Quote by thekees View Post
    Nice find. WW1 German ammo is always interesting.

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    Here are two complete German WW1 navy FLAK rounds. both shell and case marked X-1917.
    Thanks a lot for the picture!!!
    The cases I found are not marked with an "X" or like others with an "M", so I think these are the cases of a field-gun, but I can't find out witch type??

    Greetings

    Bert

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    What is the large brass item behind those two WW1 8.8's and the not sure what it is other round there..

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    Bert,

    i think your cases were of the FLAK unit in WW1. there were not part of the LW, but part of the Army. The German Army used the QA stamps as on your cases.
    Torch, the biggie is a 30,5 cm German WW1 naval case. the other is an 57mm AP post ww2 russian round.

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    Very nice

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