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Rennes 3 Artillery Shell

Article about: Stnads just over 12" tall, bottom reads RENNES (3) underneath 42 I 99 S Does anyone know anything about Rennes 3 artillery shells, im especially interested in time and military that use

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    Stnads just over 12" tall, bottom reads

    RENNES (3) underneath 42 I 99 S

    Does anyone know anything about Rennes 3 artillery shells, im especially interested in time and military that used it! I think its 1942 from the bottom readings but cannot be sure.

    I know Ive asked quite a few questions on Xmas day of all days but any help would be greatly appreciated
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    Stnads just over 12" tall, bottom reads

    RENNES (3) underneath 42 I 99 S

    Does anyone know anything about Rennes 3 artillery shells, im especially interested in time and military that used it! I think its 1942 from the bottom readings but cannot be sure.

    I know Ive asked quite a few questions on Xmas day of all days but any help would be greatly appreciated
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    Hi Bill,

    I hope this pic is okay, I had to turn the flash off to catch the writing in the pic.


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    Hi Bill,

    Did the below help any in finding the age of this shell? Or is there any other information I could supply to help?

    Thanks for looking into this for me.

    Guy

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    Oh BTW the story behind this arty shell is that when I was 14 and started collecting WW2 memorabilia I went into a local antique store and asked if they had anything, they said they had this artillery shell that had been made into a bell.

    The shell was pitch black, covered in dirt, and the central screw thing (im not techy) was taken out and a hook screw had been put in to hold the bell inside.

    I took it home, nicked my mums brasso and scrubbed it for a good hour to bring it up like nearly new. As it is now is 14 years of not being cleaned so I think Ill be nicking my wifes brasso to have a go at cleaning again.

    Oh and when I bought it, it cost me 8.

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    Hi Guy, I would imagine it is French made, given that RENNES is a French town? Measure the size of where the shell would fit to give us an idea of the calibre in mm.

    Cheers, Ade.

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