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WW1 75mm Shell Case, Made in USA?

Article about: Hi all. I got this beaten up shell case from a brocante in the Argonne region. I presume it was hit by a plow or something, but it looks quite cool. I am just wondering about the headstamp a

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    Hi all. I got this beaten up shell case from a brocante in the Argonne region. I presume it was hit by a plow or something, but it looks quite cool. I am just wondering about the headstamp as it has USA on it. Does anyone know if this would have been made in the US for the French, or is it a French made case and the markings are just a coincidence? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
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    You are correct on the case, a "French 75".

    The "USA" stamp is not where the case was made, but the supplier of the brass used. The marking after the Lot/Date code is for the "fournisseur du métal" (metal supplier)

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade. Good to know for future reference. Cheers.

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    Looks like "U3A' to me??

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