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Geoffrey

German howitzer: 15cm sfh 13 - War Trophy Restoration & Conservation

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Geoffrey

Hello to all,

 

I am requesting the assistance of fellow forum members for the following:

 

Recently, the City of Brantford, Ontario, Canada has agreed to restore our 15cm sfh 13 German war trophy.  In order to make sure we do a proper job of it, we are looking for the service manual that went with this gun or any type of schematics etc.  Does anyone here have a PDF copy of this that they are willing to share?

 

Moreover, has anyone here taken on such a project and are willing to pass on any advice?

 

As you can see from the attached image, this howitzer needs a lot of work – especially having the correct spokes added to the wheels.

 

Cheers,

Geoffrey

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new3.2

Hello Geffrey-  I have a friend who lives in Monroe, MI who restored one for the city of Coldwater, MI.  German wheels are a ****** to make but he has repaired several pair, using the original tires.  You would also need to find a skilled welder to patch those rusted out areas in the trail.

Regards, 3.2

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