Jump to content


Remembered Today:

Shells of the Great War


10 replies to this topic

#1 Deleted_Tim DV_*

Deleted_Tim DV_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:12 PM

Hi, I have some gunshells in my collection since I begun to collect some years ago..
Now I'm a lot interested in the story after these.. The only I know is the year and wich army used it.. Now I would like to learn more about them if possible? wink.gif
With artillery used it?
What does the marks mean?
...

SHELL 1

St G 200
AUG 1917
67%Cu
HL25


#2 Deleted_Tim DV_*

Deleted_Tim DV_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:12 PM

SHELL 2

St 125
SEPT 1918
ANDr 60
67%Cu
ANDr.


#3 Deleted_Tim DV_*

Deleted_Tim DV_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:13 PM

SHELL 3

St 249
JAN 1916
PATRONENFABRIK KARLSRUHE
Sp255


#4 Deleted_Tim DV_*

Deleted_Tim DV_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:13 PM

SHELL 4

4.5 HOWr
II
B.A. 28617 D.O.P.C. 165 S
C.F
H 1917


#5 Deleted_Tim DV_*

Deleted_Tim DV_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:14 PM

SHELL 5

4.5 HOWr
I
B.A 29116 M.A.C. 40V
C F 1916


#6 Deleted_Tim DV_*

Deleted_Tim DV_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:14 PM

SHELL 6

NNFS
66L 1905 S


#7 Deleted_Tim DV_*

Deleted_Tim DV_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:15 PM

SHELL 7

84
APR 1917
PATRONENFABRIK KARLSRUHE
Sp255


#8 Deleted_Tim DV_*

Deleted_Tim DV_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:16 PM

SHELL 8

St 258
MRZ 1916
PATRONENFABRIK KARLSRUHE
Sp255


#9 Peter B

Peter B

    Lieutenant

  • Old Sweats
  • 215 posts
  • Location:Kent UK

Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:42 PM

Tim DV

Try this link it has some info on shell case markings

http://home.hetnet.n...w1/stamps2.html

Hope its of some help

Peter

#10 303man

303man

    Lieut-Colonel

  • Old Sweats
  • 541 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 14 July 2004 - 11:38 AM

Pictures need to be clearer of the last few I have details of most Brit Head stampings and filling details

#11 jimmyjames

jimmyjames

    Major

  • Old Sweats
  • 421 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rhondda Valley (native Cheltonian)
  • Interests:Researching War Memorials In Cheltenham and Officers of the Gloucestershire Regiment in the Great War

Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:51 PM

For interest, I am attaching a snap of some Trench Art my brother picked up at an antiques centre in the Charlton Kings recently.

It is a shaped brass shell with the word SOMME inscribed upon it. At the base from the 12 o'clock position are inscribed 11, at three o'clock there is inscribed 18 DEC
at 6 o'clock L2217 (space) 15 (space) P there is an upside down L below the P.

Regards

Jimmy